My fancy school district is making headlines in a cringy way.

Our family moved to a rich neighborhood, in a wealthy city, for their school district. We needed a really good one. Our children are on the autism spectrum. They need an individualized education plan (IEP) that is heavy on expensive therapies and extra staff. A wealthy town should mean more money invested in the school.Continue reading “My fancy school district is making headlines in a cringy way.”

Why Are There No School Buses in San Diego?!

I have only been back on school pickup duty for 7 days and I’m already murderous. We have been doing distance learning for TWO YEARS. yup. There’s three kids in my house. I’m pretty tired. In September I dropped down to 2 students when my eldest went back on campus. Oh, yes, students as inContinue reading “Why Are There No School Buses in San Diego?!”

The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.

I am high risk for serious complications from a COVID infection so I was eligible for “The Booster”. Having Googled extensively prior to the shot, and not getting many hits, I wanted to share my experience. I have a myriad of auto immune diseases and I did have a rough go of things after bothContinue reading “The Booster: What to expect for side effects after the third shot COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna.”

I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.

There’s a comedian, Brian Regan, who does this funny bit about not being able to properly speak English, his native language. “I know enough English to get by, like, I could order in a restaurant and stuff. ‘I want Ham! One ham please, to eating the ham! Bring ham to eating the ham, please!’ YouContinue reading “I’m COVID, how are you? Relearning how to speak to people during a pandemic.”

Invisible Disabilities Are Misunderstood

Growing up in the 80’s, I was educated in “handicap awareness”. My second grade class was visited by a local woman who was vision impaired. She brought her seeing-eye dog and we learned not to pet the dog, because he was working. It was an awakening to realize there were people around me who hadContinue reading “Invisible Disabilities Are Misunderstood”