Shame On Colorado

Dear Colorado Governor Jared Polis, This Rocky Mountain PBSvideo highlights two of our children who have so far survived unrelenting discrimination and retaliation against themselves by our Colorado human services agencies. I have a question for you. Do you really think that disabled children should be required to hire lawyers to sue their school districtContinue reading “Shame On Colorado”

Colorado Ketamine Kids

I want to share what I’ve learned about ketamine because over the last few months ketamine treatments have revived my 17 year old from a deep depression that has been disabling him since he was 14. Now Cole is like a doll that has come to life. My gentle, intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, kind, witty, wiseContinue reading “Colorado Ketamine Kids”

College Visits

I’m on a plane ride home. I was visiting a college with one my 17 year old twins. Honestly, the whole college visit thing is a little bit foreign to me. I really can’t even remember doing it myself at the same age. Unless I count the time I drove up to Boulder from DenverContinue reading “College Visits”

The Spice of Life

I’ve been thinking a lot about why we all don’t stand together. Even when we are in the same community of people. Even when we share the same religion. Even when we work together with a common mission. Even when we are family. I think it must be fear. I am in a few groupsContinue reading “The Spice of Life”

The Courage of Conviction

I am feeling grateful right now. So much so that it is overwhelming me. I’m starting to understand that this is a good time for me to write. Thankfully, I have also been ordered by my therapist to find at least thirty to forty-five minutes every day for self care. Otherwise, I might be drivingContinue reading “The Courage of Conviction”

When you get what you get and you do get upset

Dear Beatrice, I’ve been thinking about you for a long time now, but these last few years I’ve thought about you more often. I really hope my indifference to you and your child didn’t cause you too much heartache. And if it did I hope you were quick to find forgiveness. I know what it’sContinue reading “When you get what you get and you do get upset”

Optimist with School Trauma

Most days now when I wake up I have a panicky feeling in my chest and racing thoughts in my mind. I don’t always write, but I know that I need to express all of these overwhelming thoughts and feelings. I never know what is going to come out, but it is images of myContinue reading “Optimist with School Trauma”