My Brother’s Keeper… (from ‘My Brother Michael’)

Raising a child must be difficult. Interactions between and among children are complicated. Add in the parents and… well, books have been written about complications that can ensue.  Having one child who commands most of the attention simplifies matters, in a way. Life goes on, with the attention given where it is needed most.  Mom […]

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.