Sketch Book Series – Waiting Room 2007

I began blogging in 2013 to highlight my relationship with my older brother Mike, who is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Although my process of making sense of Mike began early in my life, blogging was a way to gather my thoughts and artistic expressions in one place. It gave me a focus for developing […]

Sunny LA, Cautious First Walk

We made it to LA. Still reeling from the move from suburbia to urbia. Feeling uncomfortable excitement or anxiety, or alienation or like an alien.  Need to decompress both in mind and in boxes.  Hopefully will be able to continue the book series very soon.

Hospital Communication: Do Not Consider that Your Message is Understood the First Time

My brother Mike is in hospital. It is bad enough that he is not allowed visitors, but he is autistic, low functioning and nonverbal. Mike has been a regular at the hospital. His care givers pay close attention to keeping him healthy. His problems are now worse than they have ever been. He is 70 […]