At the beginning of Autism Awareness month, Raymond Baxter speaks to the generations who have lived on the spectrum without diagnosis or support.
For me, spring is that wait for the true form of the maple tree in the backyard, the double-trunked beauty wherein its broad V I laid a set of tire chains years ago.
Most of the time we’re all weird together, feeling like we’re weird alone.
An honest account of becoming an adult.
I will never look at a loss the same again.
“My fort, it’s over here. It’s secret and mine. I’ll show it to you. Only once, though. Big peoplea ren’t supposed to be here.”
I hated losing to my dad because of one thing: THE SONG.
Embarrassing yourself in front of your heroes isn’t fun.
How personalities mark a home.
When do you know you’ve grown up?
It happens when we forget to put ourselves in the other guy’s shoes.
A long time ago in a city far far away…
On getting too big for your britches.
CJ Kaplan remembers how his friend’s mother always defended them even when they didn’t deserve it.
The changing family roles of a Hispanic middle-aged man.
I have crawled my way out of desolation and honestly attempted to be a just and good man, but my hometown will have none of it.