My Personal Professional Journey: The Director’s Daughter No More

When asked to write about my personal professional journey as part of an application for a position that I recently applied for, I must admit that the topic was far from the top of my list of exciting things to write about. While others are always intrigued to learn that I grew up in the … Continue reading My Personal Professional Journey: The Director’s Daughter No More

Marriage: Where Does The Good Fight End?

I've never been one to walk away. Whether from the last word or a relationship, my pathological tendency to overstay is well documented throughout history. I've always worn this flaw as a misguided badge of honor. I have thought I was being honest when really I've been cruel; I've thought I've been loyal when in … Continue reading Marriage: Where Does The Good Fight End?

Autism Father and Filmmaker: An Interview with John Asher

No one can tell you the story of “A Boy Called Po” like John Asher can. While he’s the film’s director, producer, and editor, John also knows firsthand the complex dynamics of parenting child with autism. Considering that he is the proud father of an autistic son, Evan, who is now 14, it is not surprising that John’s … Continue reading Autism Father and Filmmaker: An Interview with John Asher

‘A Boy Called Po:’ An Honest Look at Autism

While, undoubtedly, there’s bound to be a select few moviegoers who storm out of the latest Marvel movie, enraged for one reason or another, it’s a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of viewers will leave the theater either entertained or not entertained. But when one creates art that imitates real life, they tread … Continue reading ‘A Boy Called Po:’ An Honest Look at Autism

Words Fall Short

No words. There are no words. There are no words to describe his hugs. No I love you. No, I love you more. No I love you could beat his hugs. I can't. I can't help. I can't help but love him most. I wait. I wait for him. I wait for him to say … Continue reading Words Fall Short

How my Son’s Autism Diagnosis Saved my Marriage

A Rough Start My husband and I had a rough start. We had a six month old when we got married and no idea how to be parents. A difficult pregnancy was followed by colic. Sleep deprivation turned to postpartum depression. We would bicker. Hell, who am I kidding, we would fight. I thought he was … Continue reading How my Son’s Autism Diagnosis Saved my Marriage

The Bad Mom

Gymboree today. Can't hardly wait. I'm so so tired and running late. But I know what my mom would say.   I've got to go. I've got to try. He'll get the hang of it. Give it one more time.   Maybe today will be the day, That he will sit and stay, In circle … Continue reading The Bad Mom