Still our Favorite Beach

Siesta Beach in Sarasota is still my favorite beach for its silky smooth white sand and ease of access. The parking lot to the beach is large and there are bathroom facilities conveniently located.  I will admit, however, I haven’t been to many beaches yet! Criminal, I know. But it was so hot this past summer when I arrived, and …

Here, Lizard, Lizard!

Guess what, y’all? I moved to FLORIDA! I can hardly believe it myself. This is my current life right now: But what I really want to do is play! Do all the Florida things.  It’s probably a good thing that we are on a tight budget right now. Keeping up with two houses isn’t a picnic. We are hopeful we’ll be …

It’s not about you or me

A month or so ago I confessed to you about my struggle with fibromyalgia. I’m happy to report that thanks to being on the right protocol I am feeling 100% better these days! I find myself doing things I didn’t do so much. Things like standing a lot more. I already walk at least five miles a day, but sometimes …

Zero probability

Sometimes, I just don’t know what to write. Sometimes, I hear the words of Ecclesiastes in my head and wonder what the point of it is at all: “Everything is unutterably weary and tiresome. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied; no matter how much we hear, we are not content.History merely repeats itself. Nothing is truly new; …

Sweet Max: I’m so sorry we failed you

Nothing upsets me more than learning about the physical restraint of children with autism in school. Basically, these students are punished for having a disability. The following story is what prompted this post: Restraint Death Prompts School To Close As a  middle school special education teacher, I work with students with emotional and behavioral disorders as well as students with …

Why I don’t have a Christmas tree in my classroom

Christmas is hard. We think of it as a joyous time for children. We love seeing their eyes light up in wonder at the bright lights, sparkly decorations, and delectable sweet treats. But for students with neurological or psychological disorders such as autism, ADHD, emotional disabilities, or other cognitive disabilities, it’s a horrifying nightmare. First, there’s the sensory overload of the …