Barbershop Stop

I open the door and step into the past with a gentle chime ushering me in the chatter of 3 barber telling jokes and the patrons laughing. For a short period of time I wasn’t at therapies or in a IEP, I was just a guy that was getting a haircut. There are lots of moments when we could be intentional and relational have great conversations meet new people impact those around us. We often choose not to do this though, why is that? Like anything else we have to practice it almost like a muscle people are forgetting to … Continue reading Barbershop Stop

Because its Friday Night and the Feelings right

I want to get back to something I use to be better at before having kids bringing people together to do something fun. Critical Mass becomes a day in LA for me to invite others to join me in becoming one of a mass of people filled with lights and music. The drive out becomes a time for me to hang out with people and get to know them. We then go to a new restaurant each time usually that’s been referred or well rated or both. This video is from the perspective of being a ride Marshall. A ride … Continue reading Because its Friday Night and the Feelings right

You reap what you sew so invest in people

Whether you are having a typical child or a special needs child it’s natural to pull away for a time. It makes sense as you are trying to balance everything that has changed. The question is when do you try to start hanging out with others. One thing I have noticed a lot is parents with special needs kids sometimes never do. Everyone needs community but when you have a child on the spectrum you feel like you don’t belong anywhere, which makes you retract from people and when something happens there is very few people to lean on . … Continue reading You reap what you sew so invest in people

Things 3 -The todo list to rule them all

With a child on the spectrum its tough to juggle all the therapies and things to do so this is a quick over view of the todo list I have decided on. It isn’t perfect but its the best I have found. The good Clean interface Ability to handle complex “Projects” Able to create complicated repeating events Areas divides areas of your life and works well with tags when things over lap Integrated with calendar so you see it all in one place Iphone and ipad are distinctive apps not just a replay Apple Watch integration is the best I … Continue reading Things 3 -The todo list to rule them all

A surreal end and new beginning

It came faster then we wanted and under less then ideal conditions but the day is here. We knew our Aba company only handled up to 6th grade and that we would need to find another company in the fall. Due to Kendra changing jobs with different insurance we had to stop services early. The other catch is we now have no services until we go through the whole process with the new insurance company. I am a little emo but I know things will work out. Continue reading A surreal end and new beginning

I blinked and you grew up

I have done my best to make important events and enjoy the moments with my two boys. It still feels like time has gone by soo fast this is Hezzy at his last 6th grade field trip. He has taught me a so much at just 11 yrs old. Don’t be so concerned with what other people think of you. Be happy in every moment regardless of what you thought life was gonna look like Water plants it makes the world a better place 🤣. I don’t know what this next season will bring other then a lot of change. … Continue reading I blinked and you grew up

We can all be Alita better

I like this movie for a lot of reasons but chief among them is the message of what we find important in life. There are people who will stop at nothing to get to the top and Alita is different she cares about people and won’t stand in the presence of evil without doing something. It’s easy to get sucked into materialism or just the idea of wanting more instead of thinking about how we impact others and how we can make a difference. Continue reading We can all be Alita better

Be a moment-er

Someone who creates moments for others. They are few and far between but when you find a person who invites you to do things hold on to them. My buddy Chris is a spontaneous person that is always inviting me to do stuff last minute. A lot of times I will confess I am not able too but it’s always awesome when I do. This was one of those days where we got to watch a autism friendly movie and spend some time at the park. This year we are trying to Make room for the opportunity to hang out … Continue reading Be a moment-er