How are you intelligent?

My nephew is a high school student who is a gifted pianist, composer and singer. He’s also autistic. While I have no idea how he might score on an IQ (intelligence quotient) test, he has earned a spot in the state chorus and performs publicly.  Luckily for him, his parents ensured that he was exposed to experiences…

ALL KINDS OF VALENTINE’S DAY KISSES

I had so much family fun on Valentine’s Weekend. ( I’m not sure that “Valentine’s weekend” really is a thing.) The Collen Clan gathered in full force ostensibly to celebrate some birthdays but in reality to see the baby and marvel at her physical and cognitive growth. A nine month old is an amazing amusement–…

Index Card Cure™: PRACTICING GRATITUDE

I have just returned from a 10 day trip to visit one of my daughters doing a semester abroad. I was lucky enough to travel with my husband and meet my three other children, plus a son-in-law over there. What a great group we had! And we were so blessed. Thousands of travel details, transportation…