Yes, I’m a hypocrite.  I am an adult wearing a headband.  I succumbed.  I know I made fun of you. I did. And here I am, wearing a headband. It really was just a way to deal with my hair that I can’t muster the energy to put effort into and living at sea is […]


Physics. Let’s talk Physics.  The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that energy is always conserved, it cannot be created or destroyed. In essence, energy can be converted from one form into another, but it never disappears.  Energy is important concept in learning about trauma. Physics is at play here. Or at least I think […]


The fourth of July. I had big plans for you. But like everything, life laughed. It had other plans for sure, ones that included a health pandemic.  But this day was important.  Last fourth of July, we were given the gift of Jacob being out of the hospital (it was fleeting only 2 days) and […]


Three feet. Ten feet tops. That’s about the length it feels. It is a strange thing to explain. How does one explain the length between yourself and well….yourself? But that is about the distance between the experiences.  Three to ten. It’s like a movie. Yes. A movie.  I watch this movie (to be fair its […]


​Posting this to remember and for my fellow warriors, educators. I sent this email. I am XXX out all information that would identify the humans behind it. Not because people like this deserve kindness, but because there is an innocent and really awesome child who is the real victim behind it. XXX, I never intended […]

It wasn’t me

But I get the accusation. “Look now Jacob is just like every other kid! No school for them either!” “ Jacob will be as disadvantaged as other kids this fall.” “No summer camp envy now! None of our kids are going” “Other kids will also be behind in language so entering Avenues won’t be as […]