Perspective

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in fatherhood, Special Needs | No Comments
Perspective

  My phone rang. Caller ID informed me it was Grant, one of my best buds and old roommates from college. Grant and I go back to my very first day at Chico State. He was the first person I met in the dorms, and maybe the most memorable… He was the kind of guy who exuded […]

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 […]

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 […]