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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


We Are Going On A Cruise

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
We Are Going On A Cruise

My name is Amos. These people are rushing around like crazy. Evidently, we are going on a cruise. No one asked me. My mother says I’m like a cat. I’m just covering all the bases. I am perfectly happy in Key Biscayne with my grandparents. My mother said we don’t want to overstay our welcome. You’ve got a crowd, my grandfather said. He loves us, but not all our stuff, especially LEGO’s. I hope I see Mickey Mouse. As long as he doesn’t get too close. Pesky varmint.  ..

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Dear Thomas

Friday, December 21, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Dear Thomas

Dear Thomas, Do you remember the letter I wrote you two years ago? I forgot, but mommy didn’t. I wrote: Today is your birthday and you are 11. I didn't get you a present. I know you want a phone, but they keep saying no. They tell me no, too. I'm not allowed to have pop tarts before dinner. Mommy said when they told you that you were going to be a big brother again, you were so excited. Do you remember me as a tiny baby at your party when you turned eight? I a ..

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Trolley Rides

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Trolley Rides

Dear Trolley Driver, Thank you for the lift today. We’ve been having a rough go of it, lately. By we, I mean Amos. He’s been out of sorts the last couple weeks and this morning, his teacher and I tried to figure out why. Maybe, Christmas? Or all the rain? Maybe he’s just worn out from school. It’s the autism that so often makes things tricky and though, he’s talking more and making progress, in other ways, life is harder. No rain meant the playground was fair game  ..

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My Christmas Wish

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Christmas Wish

Dear Santa, Do you remember me? My mom said I liked you from the very start. I was just a baby when we met, only a month old and I slept while you held me. What did I wish for, Santa? I had a warm bed and a mother to feed me, a friendly dog, a funny cat, two big brothers and one older sister, lots of grandparents to dote on me and plenty of friends. Is there anything more I could have needed? Not really, maybe some new trains and I’d love a big ball pit, but I don’t t ..

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Amos the Rare

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos the Rare

My name is Amos. This is my sister. She loves me and I love her. That’s how it is with family. Sometimes, family comes in ways you don’t expect. Today, a little boy’s mom sent my mom an email. Her boy is four, just like me, and from North Carolina. We have the same special gene thing. There are less than 50 of us in the whole wide world. It’s called Med12. It’s sounds so boring considering that I am so fun. Finally, someone like me!  ..

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Amos Pageant Preparation

Saturday, December 16, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos Pageant Preparation

My name is Amos. I am to be in the Christmas Pageant tomorrow. I am a sheep. At least, that’s what they tell me. I am not a big fan of costumes. Or sheep. My brother said that I would make a good snake. I slithered right through the wooden rails so I could investigate the altar. My mother said she has her limits. I mean, it’s one thing to be included, she said. It’s another thing to set the church on fire, Amos. She is so dramatic. A ..

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My Name Is Amos

Sunday, June 04, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Name Is Amos

These people never cease to amaze me. I am out of school one day and we are on the boat. I said, "swing," but no one cared. Daddy said that I love the boat. Just because I said, "go on boat," doesn't mean I wanted to. Duh. The life jacket is a real problem for me. My mom said she gets that and so does everyone within a two mile radius. We all must have a cause. Mine is reminding Mommy that I am the boss. She says I'm going to be wearing my gla ..

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My Favorite Things

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things My name is Amos. I may not say much, but I can articulate the important stuff. Fortunately, these people I live with understand me. My blankie is key. I have two of them and like them within shouting distance at all times. My mother is a given too. She is my interpreter and mind reader, not a great one but good enough. I adore a swing. I mean, I use the word fwing a thousand times a day. My family gets bored with fwinging, but not me. Sand is q ..

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Amos & Swimming

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & Swimming

My name is Amos. Someone has signed me up for a week of swimming lessons. I may need to rethink this not taking a nap thing. I may rather be asleep than dunked in a cold pool. It's not an option, my mom said. She clearly didn't get the memo that I'm on vacation. Good grief. I can swim just fine. Well, almost. If I don't follow directions, it's not my fault. I mean, everyone speaks Spanish. Love, Amos ..

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Amos & Swimming Lessons

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Amos & Swimming Lessons

My name is Amos. Me real tired. I did not like swimming lessons. Like, really did not like. All that Spanish and loud talking. It was just too much. It was scary too. I love the pool, but that pool was cold. My grandparents keep their pool at 84. My mom says one day of that was plenty. I'm glad we can take swimming lessons off our agenda. Shew. She said this special needs stuff is complicated. Hello? Me? Never. Love, Amos ..

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