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Tales Of An Educated Debutante

on life, loss and the joy that rules the day.


 




 
The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


Amos & Easter Dirt

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & Easter Dirt

My name is Amos. Easter means dirt and eggs and my mommy. Did you know I can say Mommy? I can. I learned today. Mommy. I learned it from my sister's new baby alive. My mom said it was the best Easter present ever. I mean, my Mommy. Happy Easter! I'm off to the beach. Love, Amos ..

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April the Giraffe

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
April the Giraffe

Scene: Russell & Blair watching April the giraffe give birth. Blair: I think I see her China. Russell: Its vagina, NOT China. Blair: Russell, you're just mad because you don't have one. Russell: Wait, it's a her? Me: Help. ..

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Holidays Meet Autism

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Holidays Meet Autism

I'm no expert. After all, I've yet to have one holiday with autism as my friend except for Siblings Day and we all know that is a bunch of malarkey even if it does get my goat emotionally. No, Easter is my first rodeo and it's not officially until tomorrow, though today was the egg hunt. What's more traditional and all-American than hunting for plastic eggs filled with jelly beans and malted milk balls? Not much, I'm thinking. We've done this particular hunt for several years now in Key Bisc ..

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First World Problems

Friday, April 14, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
First World Problems

Clearly, I am about to project myself as an ungrateful sloth, but just allow me to this one time? 1. Spring Break I love the concept of a school break. Getting out of town, even staying home and relaxing, but I mean, oh my gosh, all day with these children is torture. 2. Sports Camp Due to annoyance factor, my mother volunteered for said children to do sports camp. My middle son detests sweating FYI and followed me around crying and complaining for an hour. My threats a ..

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When I See You

Friday, April 14, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
When I See You

When I see you, I don't see autism staring back at me. When I see you, my foolish self swells with the good kind of pride. When I see you, my heart self smiles at every bit of your long legged person. When I see you, my mindful self often wonders what you're thinking. When I see you, my listening self imagines how it would sound to hear words falling from your mouth. When I see you, my questioning self wonders if you're truly happy. When I see you, my hopeful sel ..

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By the Bay

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
By the Bay

By the bay, he studies the schools of fish skimming the surface. By the bay, he peers over the edge and chortles at the manatee gulping greedily from the hose. By the bay, he closes his eyes as the wind ruffles his hair and contentment washes over his very soul. By the bay, he sways and remembers what it's like to be free. By the bay, he gazes into the sea and watches the pelicans dive below the surface. By the bay, he stares into the abyss of blues, water and sky  ..

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What I Want You To Know About Autism

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
What I Want You To Know About Autism

1. It's not a thing. I thought it was before it was a label tossed on my son, but it's not. 2. My child is normal. He's not the r-word, he's not handicapped, he's not special needs, he's just a little kid with blue eyes and a bright smile that does have extra special needs and autism. 3. It's not a death sentence. Cancer is something we should detest, but autism, I don't think so. 4. It's a puzzle piece. Each of us make up a perfect puzzle and of course, our ..

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Amos & Bad Airplane Trip

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & Bad Airplane Trip

My name is Amos. This is me on the airplane. This is me before the internet vanished. My mother said my terrible behavior rendered her speechless. Not me, I was full of words, I told her OUT and NO, maybe one million times? She did point out that we were thousands of feet up in the air. That was her problem. I am airplaned out. Anyways, she said that we all survived and that's what matters. Thomas said being on the plane with me was like death. T ..

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Amos and The Shower

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos and The Shower

My name is Amos. I adore a shower. My mother always asks me if I want to get in with her. Of course, I always say NO. It's important that one maintains his fierce independence at all times. I'm quite the expert. Tonight, I stayed in there over an hour. I cleaned with the toilet brush. I am a big fan of opening and closing the shower door. I like to shout HELLO at my mother. Then I say BYE and close the door. It's so fun and I think she likes our game better than me ..

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Plane Truths

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Plane Truths

1. That was the flight from Hell. This is coming from someone who got off the plane last year with THREE full vomit bags (courtesy of the stomach bug.) If I thought being with a fluish Amos was tough, being with a pissed Amos in a confined space took it to a new level. 2. If you are traveling with someone who needs assistance, put on your oxygen mask first. Before today, I was filled with scorn for the mother who would not save her own child before herself. Ummm, I get it.  ..

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