The photo on this page was taken on one of our camping trips. I have to give Mom and Dad credit; it must have been an awful strain to take three kids, camping, not to mention taking care of the Mike‘s special needs. Mike seems to be peering at the photographer (probably Dad), but the […]
When I look at this album, particularly these pictures, I get the impression that Mike was struggling. There’s no one left to ask if this was true. From what I know, signs of autism don’t show up this early. On the other hand, the person who assembled the scrapbook may have been the one struggling. […]
(When one opens the book, these pages are side-by-side.
Mike was, and still is a mystery.
Mike would get frustrated. He would always take it out on himself. He has never spoken, so we had to guess what the problem was.
I put the letter my Mom wrote me as the first written page of my book.
My wife, Joy and I are pulling up stakes and moving to LA. I’m not sure when I will be able to get re-connected to the internet, so I have scheduled setting the beginning of this series, My Brother Michael, a book that I put together over a 15 year period. It remains unpublished. For […]