Added by Glen Finland on April 13, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments
First the note of impatience in the father’s voice as he cautions his son to slow the grocery cart down in the dogfood aisle. The maybe seven-year-old looks just like his dad in a tee-shirt and shorts, but he moves with an awkward, unfocused gait.
“Nolan!” the dad shouts. “Stop right there and look at me. Look at Dad. Nolan!” Too late—bang! Staring down at his flip-flops, Nolan has bumped his empty cart into mine. No damage done, but…Continue
Added by Glen Finland on April 11, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
A gorgeous clothing catalogue showed up in my mailbox yesterday--a twenty page fashion spread shot on location in Vietnam. A model draped in gauzy fabric stretched her legs in front of a backdrop of smoky mountains, bearded trees, and glittering rivers. In contrast, frenzied city shots showed the same lanky blonde on a scooter, her arms wrapped around the waist of a much smaller man, sneaking past a traffic bottleneck. Past vs. present. I thought,…Continue
Added by Glen Finland on March 18, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments
Nov. 6, 2011, NYC Marathon Runner David Finland Had One Goal: To Finish Strong
The way we see it, Sunday’s New York City Marathon couldn't have gone any better for runner #21871.
As always with this young man, there were some surprises along the way. Early on, my 24-year old autistic son David suddenly threw it into high gear and "ditched" his Team Achilles guide at Mile 5, leaving behind his phone, ID, and Metro pass somewhere…Continue
Added by Glen Finland on November 8, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments
At first it was a mystery to me, but that’s what the vanity license plate reads in the middle of the eight bumper stickers on the back of my autistic adult son’s little Toyota. He’s 24 and he’s been driving himself to work for nearly two years now, pulling trash at county parks for minimum wage. There’ve been two tickets for going ten miles over the speed limit, but other than a broken rearview mirror and the unexplained yellow paint on the side of his gray car, no…Continue
Glad to hear my friends in Montpelier, VT, are mucking out their gardens and getting back their power. What a rare and wonderful community of writers. I wish them well in the Green State!
Added by Glen Finland on September 1, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Added by Glen Finland on August 14, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
Ida Eisenhower was the mother of seven sons. Her boy Dwight was Number Three in the line-up. But Ida was proud of each of her sons—the banker, the lawyer, the general, the druggist, the engineer, the journalist, and the college president. There is a wonderful story that whenever Mrs. Eisenhower was asked, “How is your son?” she would reply without a trace of irony, “Which one?”
This story hits home with me because I am the mother of three sons and I have just…Continue
Added by Glen Finland on August 3, 2011 at 7:44am — No Comments
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Added by Glen Finland on April 3, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments