What can YOU say in six sentences?
Next Tuesday morning, November 30th, I'll valet park my car, enter the swooshing automatic doors of Texas Children's Hospital, then ride a smooth elevator to the 16th floor with my three year-old who will likely say as we climb to his sentencing, "Up". He'll be evaluated using the gold standard for diagnosing autsim, a two-hour, four-modular test called ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) and afterward, a follow-up appointment will be made to discuss the results. I was told that…Continue
The poet and mystic Rumi said: Life is the dream that must be interpreted. Sometimes we write grafitti on the walls of the mind, illegible parchments that whisper through dreams -- Your cancer will return...Move to Florida...Your spouse is cheating...Quit your job to write that novel...You're pregnant...Your father is sick...She's the one...Don't get on the airplane...Accept the job offer in New Jersey...Your life will soon capsize. Information…Continue
His name was Guy Howard which had a successful movie star sound to it. He graduated from Clear Lake High School one year ahead of me but because he ran in higher, faster circles, I knew little about him except that he was a celebrity of sorts -- beautiful to the girls, super-cool to the boys -- in our "exemplary" but sugarcoated model of the real world. When I moved into Village South apartments after high school, I didn't realize Guy lived beneath me until the summer night he…Continue
Real simplicity died at the end of the last dirt road in the world, eons before the rush of high-speed internet, microwaves, commercial travel and the omnipresent Starbucks. In dirt road days, people and things were more solid, quality and wisdom less rare, and the world spun with a languid ease that gave humans ample time to process and discern.
When theoretical physicist Richard Feynman helped solve the mystery of the Challenger disaster, he was alarmed at the disconnect…Continue
Is it just me or is Daylight savings time weird? I'm one of those people who usually forgets to "Spring Forward" or "Fall Back", who didn't wear a watch until I was almost forty and still wonders why "time flies" or "stands still" when you don't want it to. The idea that we can disagree about what time it really is tells me that no one really knows what time it is (yes, I can hear Chicago singing now...). Adding daylight yields rewards for retailing and sports, but…Continue