Month: August 2015

Eye contact rewarded with a smile

Yes, I am well aware that a tragedy occurred in Virginia on Wednesday, and we continue to pray for the families and friends of WDBJ TV crew members, Alison Parker and Adam Ward. We lived in the Roanoke area for eight years and still have family there. I have blogged about senseless shootings before. You…
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Spaghetti Brains

Jim often reminds me that I have “But First Syndrome” (BFS). No, I’m not walking backwards. I have numerous things going on at once, and as I remember something, I go do it and leave what I was doing, until I walk by it again. I know some of you know what I’m talking about!…
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Chasing the sunset

Our seven year old granddaughter is visiting us for the weekend. Last night, when I went outside to water my vegetable plants, I saw that the sky was becoming a pretty pink. I rushed back into the house to tell Rory to get her shoes on; we were going in the car to see the…
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Meltdown or tantrum?

I must say, I had never heard of the word “meltdown” until I started working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I suppose that was almost ten years ago. At that time I heard it strictly used to describe the uncontrollable acting out brought on by massive frustration at not being able to communicate with…
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