A Prodigal Son Comes Home

A Prodigal Son Comes Home

  After Covid restrictions and surgery on both hips, Samantha’s twin brother Matt returned from Los Angeles to go on our family vacation. We haven’t seen our son—except on FaceTime—for 19 months, so we were excited. Would Matt look the same as the last time we saw...
A New Nest for an Autism Family

A New Nest for an Autism Family

We only moved one block from East 73rd to East 74th Street so it should have been relatively simple, right? My adult autistic daughter Samantha took it “easy-peasy.”  She didn’t seem the least bit curious about her new home or bothered that her room would be smaller....
Waiting to Turn 65 During the Pandemic

Waiting to Turn 65 During the Pandemic

For many years I’ve been in no hurry for my birthday. Most adults past a certain age—myself included—would prefer to slow down the clock or start counting backwards.  Not this year. Ever since the vaccine became available to people over 65, I’ve yearned for my March...

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