Home Work

[1]  Conversations. “You’re not very good at this, are you?” Kim looks up from stacking the dishwasher to see Jay considering her from where he is sitting at the kitchen table, glass of wine at his side, rolling another cigarette. He has a long, thin body, long, thin hands, deep, calm, hooded eyes; all of […]

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Why? (a look at chromosome 22)

“Why do I have autism?” “Can you make it go away?” “Is there a cure?” Leo wants answers, and has for years, especially when he is struggling to make sense of the world and his feelings. I have been able to give him an answer to the last two questions; “sorry lovely, no”, but that […]

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The broken heart (and time)

Oops, sorry [face palm].  I started this post in May 2016,  and time, circumstance, an attention-deficit brain, the sheer monotony and hard work of dealing with all of the minutiae and massiveness of caring and advocating, depression, subsequent recovery and ACTUAL HAPPINESS stopped me writing. I don’t know why I stopped, to start again feels […]

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