Category: Depression

What if everyone isn’t beautiful?

WARNING: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PERFECT AND BEAUTIFUL! A great article in the New York Times that challenges social expectations on who is beautiful. What if we looked at beauty as just one trait some people were born with, like musical ability…

#14 QOTW

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2

“Autism” Speaks: Part 2 Please read previous post for the first half of the story. Jacob is one of the cool guys. He has a superpower, the power of invisibility. Walks through halls like he’s wearing the One Ring. Kids look through him, as…

“Autism” Speaks

I apologize for being remiss in posting anything for a while. Family matters took priority, as I’m sure We the Average people understand. Those darn kids, always cramping our style! I’ve copied below the first half of a short story I wrote that was…

Nouns vs. Verbs vs. Adverbs

I’m a verb parent. Most of us born after 1965 are. We’re not just “parents,” we “parent.” Noun parents remember their years of parenting with nostalgia; they did nothing wrong. Verb parents remember their last hour of parenting and think they did everything wrong….

When “Parent” was just a Noun

You remember those days. When we were young, and our parents’ idea of “parenting” was to shove us out the door in the morning and make sure we didn’t return until dark. When we were deathly ill, and they told us we’d feel better…

Getting the Most Out of Facebook

(Trigger Warning: May offend the P’s: Perfect Parents who bred the most Popular child Prodigies)