Category: Chase

  • Speak

    So this post may come off as a product advertisement.  IT IS NOT!  This is legit, real, and our true experiences. When we moved to Canada, we started the next phase for Chase’s supplements and treatment plan.  Part of the next phase was adding something called Speak from Nourish Life.  Speak is a specially formulated […]

  • Slippery Slope

    Family vacation time! Cancun, Mexico. What a blast! Chase had a great time. We are starting to overcome his fear of water. With a lifejacket on we were able to bring him out into the ocean, and hold him by the hands only, while he would lay on his belly and kick trying to swim. […]

  • Awareness, on the upswing

    At first I thought it was just because I was typing in the search terms in Google, and the evil big brother tracking cookies were giving me ads about it.  But now I’m seeing more and more of my Facebook friends post about it.  These aren’t ads.  These are actual posts. An old time childhood […]

  • Settling

    So we finally moved.  Enjoying the “new” house.  It’s not really a new house, we have owned this home for 5 years, and rented it out while we lived in California.  Chase lived in this home for the first 2 years of his life, but doesn’t remember.  Today he calls it the new house, and […]

  • Happy Father’s Day

    I received the best text message of my life today from my lovely wife Jen.  Its contents were:   I asked chase to write his name… It’s not what I asked for, but I was floored that he wrote this!!!!!  ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!! I was in a car with a co-worker when I received this, […]

  • The problem with

    The problem with traveling alot is I get lots of time to myself. The problem with lots of time to myself is I blank stare at the seat in front of me on the plane. The problem with the blank stares is that I think alot. The problem with thinking alot is I can only […]

  • Cracking


    Last week, my wife took a much needed vacation.  Even super mom needs a break, so I came to the rescue.  She went frolicking into the wilderness with her girlfriends, and I stayed home with the team.  As such I got to do what mom does on a daily basis.  Talk about getting thrown to the […]

  • Tears of Hope

    Everyday, I spend a few minutes by myself… staring at nothing… searching… crying. Everyday since I found out, I think about it. Hoping… wanting… needing. Often people walk up to me, and ask what’s wrong. My normal response is nothing. I’m lying! I’m not always sad though. Those tears, and red eyes, aren’t sad… they’re […]

  • That Face!!!

    Putting together some stuff for Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Looking through pics of Chase, and found a collection of pics I took of him last summer while in SoCal at the Zoo.  I did a series of various poses of his facial expressions.  He was just in the right mood, and I snapped the […]

  • Looking for lemonade

    Big announcement by the CDC today.  Previously the rate for Autism, as studied in 2008, was 1 in 88.  Well the new study [PDF] is in, and the rate has skyrocketed yet again.  Today 1 in 50 children have Autism.  That’s 2% of all children will receive a diagnosis for a disorder which will impair their cognitive […]