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But does he know? 
To be perfectly honest, I really do not think that DC is aware that he is different. I do not know if this is a good thing but at the moment I am going with yes, but I really do not think he sees any differences between him and other "men" his age, or anyone for that matter. I really do not believe age is a factor in anything he thinks about or notices. I do not think age means anything to him at all. Read More

10 Blogs for Parents by Parents Raising Special Needs Kids
One of the most challenging things about raising a child with special needs is feeling as though you're completely alone. Even if friends and family are supportive and well-meaning, they don't know what it's like to walk that proverbial mile in your shoes. Chances are, they won't be able to offer you the advice and guidance you're looking for, or cannot relate to the obstacles you must face along your parenthood path. Fortunately, there are a variety of blogs created by parents just like you and by parents just like you, who can offer insight, tips, and support for parents of children with any and all abilities. Read More

It is a sad day in the Star Trek world. An icon has passed from the living into history, leaving us a powerful legacy.
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RIP Mr. Nimoy 
The needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many. I have been  and always shall be, your friend. Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels; his is the most human Read More

Logic is the beginning of wisdom; not the end.
I have been in love with Star Trek and Mr. Spock since the very first episode aired back in the 60's.
I loved the adventures in space. Read More

To Boldly Go
I confess. I admit it.
I am just a big old Sci-fi geek from way back. I watched the first episode of Star Trek back in 1966/1967 (?) and I was hooked for life. Read More

Remembering Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015
Actor, writer, poet, photographer and folk singer Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his acting role in the television series Star Trek as the iconic half-breed alien Mr. Spock, died on February 27th from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.#
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2016 Most Popular Post -  “Mom, do you love meeee?”
I am happy that the following came in at Number 1 in 2016; it is one of my favorites.

We still have the same conversations and he still says it exactly same way. I will surely never correct him and I hope that no one else will either…..

Understanding Death Is Not Like a Disney Movie
My step father passed away this week. DC adored his Grandpa and the feeling was quite mutual. When I had to look for a few old photos for the service, there were two that I was determined to find. The first was of DC on a bike with his Grandpa running along side him, holding him up.

Most Popular Post of 2017 was also DC’s Number One Moment of 2017 #SPNNJ #KimRhodes #Supernatural
It is that time of year again (how fast did 2017 speed on by?) to re-post my top 5 most popular posts of the year from this blog site. This was probably one of, if not the best day of the year in DC-land (maybe even better than Halloween – shocking, I know), so it is fitting that it came in at number one. I hope to be able to bring him to another someday. I love to see him that happy.
2015 Most Popular Post - Off we go….. (almost)
Heading home from the Charlotte airport – it happened. He had to go through the body scan. As always I explained and showed him what he had to do while waiting in the line. Doug went through first as always and waited on the other side. I was behind DC. The security people saw us giving him instructions and the woman let me get up close so I can show him exactly what to do. He put his feet on the foot prints and raised his arms and waited for them to tell him he was finished. He did a great job.
2014 Most Popular Post - but….. no one will know what you are supposed to be
In the event that it still isn’t apparent to everyone…….. I LOVE HALLOWEEN, and I couldn’t be happier that DC loves it as much as I do!

“But, no one will know what you are supposed to be”, is something I have been told quite often on Halloween over the years. I sometimes have a very odd sense of what is funny or what, I’m sure other people will get. They don’t always ‘get it’ but I am cracking myself up so no one else needs to join in.
2013 Most Popular Post - We can’t have it both ways…. but it’s still a little bit sad.
Today was my son’s first day attending day camp this summer. He has attended this camp since he was 5 – he’s 22 now.

Every summer he was able to attend camp all summer long, even staying after until 8pm for a special after camp program they hold twice a week. He loves it there.
Good-Bye to 2017 - My Top 5 Posts here on what I like to call, My "Other" Blog, Take Another Step: Life with DC
I have my top 5 from my main blog ready to post on January 1st, but I realized that I have never done a year end wrap up over on this site.

This site was my original public blog site (the original, original was a local site) after moving everything over to my now main site, I really only used this to re-post blogs from there. A few years ago, I started using it to re-post longer face book statuses from my page, combinations of face book statuses on the same subject, off topic posts or extra posts when I decided I had something to say after already posting on my other site (so as not to bombard my followers with multiple posts).