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I’m Back – Still Again

After going from December 12, 2012 until March 6, 2013 without doing a posting, I decided that the only way the blog could get its due was if I posted at the same time each week. I chose Sunday mornings, … Continue reading

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Ohana

One of our FFAS kids, now a young adult, wrote a poem to open up the evening on Friday night.  His name is David Whitaker. His words just floored me, when I finally got a chance to concentrate on them. … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Comes Through Again

[Yeah, yeah, I didn’t post last week. I apologize to all who were expecting the once a week posting. So today, I’ll post two, okay?] My boss at Family Focus, Maris Blechner, an agency founder and the sole executive director … Continue reading

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Annie Who?

Two days ago, I asked my adult (college graduate) grandson if he knew who Helen Keller was, He told me he had “heard of her.”  Then I asked my son with the severe learning problems.  He laughed and said, “Yep, … Continue reading

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Arrogance and Some “Helping” Professionals

I was reminded this past week of two very painful life changing events in my life, that led to wonderful changes in my thinking pretty much immediately. The first was the death of my mother, forty seven years ago yesterday. … Continue reading

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What If We Are Wrong?

I came home late yesterday afternoon from the annual adoption conference up in Albany. One of the workshops I went to was run by Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK), a non-profit arm of Wendy’s set up originally by Dave Thomas himself … Continue reading

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Is What I Have, Who I Am?

I began the week by being told by a psychiatrist that when it comes to mental illness, I am “naïve.”  He told me that I do not have the same belief (or words to that effect) in mental illness that … Continue reading

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