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A father, a son, a family, autism and hockey.
A father, a son, a family, autism and hockey.

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Joy - I did not have a post in mind when I left the house this morning. I had bits and pieces of one perhaps, but not enough of a common thread to pull together. Besides, I had a late beer-league hockey … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2XcrnO

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Reality Check - There’s nothing quite like asking a teenager for their opinion to confirm you are not cool. Saturday night, Veronica and I were watching the Final Four while Ryan played pickup hockey with his buddies. Since Veronica was glued to the TV … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2WYR0d

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Autism Advocacy Done Right - Normally an email like the one I received yesterday from Veronica that says “I got a call from [Ryan’s case manager]. Call me,” would be cause for a five-alarm freak out. Thankfully Veronica knows me well enough to add, “nothing … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2WSnoi

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A Couple of Hockey Lifers - Back in October, when the NHL season was still ripe with possibility, Ryan and I went to the San Jose Sharks’ morning skate at Prudential Center as guests of the team. We were there so Ryan could attend practice and … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2Wylwd

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The Best of You - We’ve been here before. Two years ago, on this same sheet of ice, in fact. Ryan’s team made the pee wee house league championship season. The game was tied through regulation and overtime before they fell in a shootout. Ryan’s … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2W841f

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A Window in Time - Ed. Note: I’m one of those people who has 50,000 emails in their work inbox at any given time, going back about five years. I was searching for something from that time period the other day, when I stumbled upon … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2VRGQM

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Cammy - Here’s a little something to brighten up your day. I posted this on the blog’s Facebook page last night, but it needs a fuller airing.  Meet Cammy, a young Chicago Blackhawks fan. Cammy was born unable to walk or speak. … Continue reading → http://ow.ly/2VzGPO
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