First Alex Pic of 2019…and An Afternoon at Hikawa

We took a brief outing to our local Toys R Us in Minami-Furuya New Year's morning, for the first time in a long time. The weather has been great all week...I'm thankful for that. The store wasn't that busy either...don't know if that is good or bad, considering the company filing bankruptcy not long ago. …

Outing With Alex 11-11-18

Today was our first osampo (outing), that didn't involve tickets, platforms and trains, in a few months. It didn't take much coaxing either, and I was happy for that. All I had to mention was "bicycle", and he was game! At first, I assumed that I would be peddling him around Kawagoe on my bike...but …

Hiddy-Ho From Home…

I turned 48 today...cool. Alot of people don't make it this far in life, so I feel blessed. Many thanks to everyone on various social media, for the birthday messages...it means alot, and I appreciate it! Nothing special went on today...just hung around the house this morning, then went out for a sushi lunch with …

What is Autism?

  "Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences." - Autism Speaks.org …