Uncovering Needs #elderlyissues #atozchallenge

I have found that working with the elderly is like digging for treasure – I am never disappointed with what I find. There are times (especially with dementia) that we must uncover their needs or what makes them happy. Every person has things that have meaning. It could be an activity like going to theContinue reading “Uncovering Needs #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”

Not Under a Tree #gifts #children #Christmas

Please enjoy this montage of poetry over the next several days. These true vignettes represent what I believe the true spirit of Christmas to b: Generous the soul that gives what little he possess in such a manner shed a light a heart the greatest gift ***   There was a boy not old norContinue reading “Not Under a Tree #gifts #children #Christmas”

The Gift Giver #Christmas #giving #generosity #children

  Generous the soul that gives what little he possess in such a manner shed a light gave life’s gift away *** ~Some stories are easier to tell in prose~ There was a boy neither old nor young he had two little sisters. He wasn’t strong nor was he weak but always a protector. There came aContinue reading “The Gift Giver #Christmas #giving #generosity #children”

The Right to Give Love Away #poetry #humanrights

Man opens his mouth and words result making mighty his lofty claims as he pontificates and struts self-edification his primary aim * the ruler of this world so petty the rich so powerful and “right” we worship what is sexually pretty the poor and lowly we despise * hold a ball where you stand juggleContinue reading “The Right to Give Love Away #poetry #humanrights”

The Thing about Aaron #autism by @barnestormjohn

The Thing about Aaron by John Barnes Aaron is seven. He is my boy. They can’t decide just what else he is though.perhaps something from that Awesome and terrible Space of Distinctly other. He is small for his age. We don’t mind that. It’s the food issues that concern us much more. Prone to allergiesContinue reading “The Thing about Aaron #autism by @barnestormjohn”

The Edge (National Autism Awareness Month) #Autism

Just starting off – with autism She’s a young mom just starting off. Her first child was a girl her second a little boy. “Why all the tests? We never had to do these for my daughter at this age.” ” We are trying to determine if…” ” Determine if ? What- I want toContinue reading “The Edge (National Autism Awareness Month) #Autism”

I will never understand… #oneshotwednesday #autism awareness

I will never understand why people look and deride a person who is just like you and I inside I will never understand can’t you see that individual has feelings like you like me I will never understand as the winds blow why such intelligence and thought are looked at so low I will neverContinue reading “I will never understand… #oneshotwednesday #autism awareness”

Reality Check

Looked in the mirror lately what do you see? I’d like to look back at a former me *** so much has changed from dark to gray lines in odd places they’re sadly here to stay *** some things work too well what’s that pain about? If  I could reverse time before my knees  giveContinue reading “Reality Check”

The Overlooked Community (recognizing National Autism Awareness Month) )

Large Crowd Syndrome Have you ever been in a large crowd where it seems that you are invisible? you are standing minding your own business and without cause someone rams into you. It’s worse when they don’t even acknowledge you with an “excuse me.” Don’t you feel dehumanized? I do. There is an entire communityContinue reading “The Overlooked Community (recognizing National Autism Awareness Month) )”

Coach Cooper (little car with a big heart)

Hi I’m Coach Cooper and I am in the process of putting together a series of stories for children. As a mini-cooper, I know about being different. Those big trucks always make me feel insignificant and out of place. Not to worry I’ll stay off the roads and go to the baseball diamond where IContinue reading “Coach Cooper (little car with a big heart)”

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