Mike’s Affect on My Childhood (from ‘My Brother Michael’)

As much as my book, ‘My Brother Michael’ is about my big brother Mike, it is also about how his condition (autistic, low functioning, nonverbal) affected me and our family.  It is slightly embarrassing reading this, years after I wrote it, but it is also important to acknowledge autism’s role in the family environment.

Remembering Childhood… from ‘My Brother Michael’

Looking at this picture of me today, I believe I was dressed in a Halloween costume. For the life of me, I can’t remember what I was supposed to be. It looks like I’m sneaking off somewhere, in disguise. I wouldn’t have thought to do that (I only tried that once), since I needed to […]

Strange New Pictogram Encounter

I took this shot as I ventured outside the other day, against all instructions from my watch, which said the air quality was very, very bad.  I could be wrong, but I think the sign allows one to be unyielding to cyclists in the space beyond the plane defined by the sign. Perhaps my interpretation […]