Welcome to IEP Land

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Down Syndrome, Special Needs | 2 Comments
Welcome to IEP Land

I always knew my eldest son, Jack was a little bit different than other kids, but today was an eye-opener. Today, Angi and I graduated from toddler land to “holy shit, our son is about to start kindergarten” land. Like many special needs parents, this land is full of specialists, teachers, therapists, principals, psychologists, and god […]

To All the Parents of Sick Children, I See You

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Leukemia | No Comments
To All the Parents of Sick Children, I See You

To the parents in the waiting room, Everything about you screams “worried.” You sit there with so many unanswered questions; you’re not sure if keeping busy via mobile device or pacing the halls is the right thing to do. The lump in your throat seems to grow with every second. Swallowing, blinking, breathing aren’t coming […]

I Wish I’d Said

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Down Syndrome, Special Needs | No Comments
I Wish I’d Said

Last week I met up with one of my single friends. He’s the world traveler type. He’s the guy who wanders the earth doing odd jobs to fuel his crazy adventures while putting whatever beer he can find to his lips. He’s the guy who exudes excitement and adrenaline. He’s the guy every guy wants to […]

Grateful

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Down Syndrome, Special Needs | No Comments
Grateful

I looked at my cell phone; it was 9:43 A.M. My wife (Angi) and I were impatiently waiting in the recovery room to hear the status of our first born son. We knew something wasn’t quite right, as he was born a few hours earlier via emergency C-section, and now lay in the NICU under […]

A Tuesday I’ll Never Forget

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Down Syndrome, Leukemia, Special Needs | No Comments
A Tuesday I’ll Never Forget

I received a call at the office one Tuesday morning from what seemed like an elderly man. “Kunst Painting. How can I help you?” I said. “I’m looking for Bob. Is he around? I need an estimate today… not tomorrow or the end of the week. Today!” he spouted impatiently. I went through my typical probing […]