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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

THANK YOU, MR. NIMOY
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.