Overtaken or working through?

Last week I wrote about how my professional and personal worlds are colliding now that I’ve started working for a project that advocates for kids (of all kinds, but especially with special needs) and their families in healthcare reform. Sitting down to my journal this morning, I flipped back through the past few weeks and …

The Personal is Political is Professional

Many years ago I came across a refrigerator magnet in a quirky gift shop that I have often recalled since. On it, a line-drawn skeleton lies in repose in an open coffin; a thought bubble rising from his skull asks: “I wonder what I’m going to be when I grow up?” To say I’m a jack-of-all-trades …

Don’t Google

Back in the day, when my son’s medical symptoms and developmental delays started slowly revealing themselves one by one, I received the following advice from several of his doctors: Don’t start Googling. While this advice may have been given for job security or to prevent a lot of “needless” requests for referrals, I think it was …