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Shit Happens

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OK, so I took two weeks off.

Lot of things happened in those two weeks. Bennett had his Quarterly Review at Step-By-Step Academy. I discovered another Ohioan raising money for iPads. Batman: Arkham City came out. Bennett had his IEP meeting. Carter played his final flag football game. Jen's parents returned from their month long trip abroad.

Lots went down.

And I'll be discussing none of it today. Because I am going to try to start taking more of a Corporal Hicks philosophy to at least a PORTION of my blogging. SHORT CONTROLLED BURSTS.


I'll still have the longies. Me loves the longies. But I gotta shorten some of them up. Hell, even this one is going too long already. Eventually I am going to try an exercise of formatting a few 'styles' as a test, just to see if it can work for me, call it pargraphical limiticus. I am going to use those templates as a guide for certain days of the week to simply lash my tongue (or in this case fingers) and eventually I will learn …

You All, Everybody

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(This is Part VI of VI of a series of entries that chronicle my experience of Faith, from my early understanding of it as a kid and my acceptance of it as a teenager, my rejection of it as a young adult and my struggles with it as a parent of a child with multiple disabilities, and what I have come to know and appreciate about it through the acts of others.)

Part I of VI: Richard
Part II of VI: Mark
Part III of VI: Meighan
Part IV of VI: Jennifer
Part V of VI: Bennett
Part VI of VI: You All, Everybody


It's no secret how much I, within these pages, lament the fact that LOST is no longer on the air.

It was, in my humble opinion, the 1st and 2nd greatest show on television. Huzzat? Well, I waffle a lot. The Shield sometimes kicks it out of first place, depending on my mood, and then LOST has to sit in the corner, pouting like a scolded adolescent, for a time, in second place, until I get my Mackey out of my system and then LOST comes back to take first chair again.

LOST had a ton of m…

Bennett

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(This is Part V of VI of a series of entries that chronicle my experience of Faith, from my early understanding of it as a kid and my acceptance of it as a teenager, my rejection of it as a young adult and my struggles with it as a parent of a child with multiple disabilities, and what I have come to know and appreciate about it through the acts of others.)

Part I of VI: Richard
Part II of VI: Mark
Part III of VI: Meighan
Part IV of VI: Jennifer
Part V of VI: Bennett
Part VI of VI: You All, Everybody


On the darkest days, the sun always shines behind the clouds.

I don't know who actually said that 'for real', but whoever did needs some kind of a statue, somewhere. Because with as much darkness as I have known in my life, and as much as I talk about how bad things can get, I can also say this with absolute, unwavering certainty.

Ever since the very first day that Bennett started having seizures, there were little things that were happening around me to remind me that I was n…

Jennifer

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(This is Part IV of VI of a series of entries that chronicle my experience of Faith, from my early understanding of it as a kid and my acceptance of it as a teenager, my rejection of it as a young adult and my struggles with it as a parent of a child with multiple disabilities, and what I have come to know and appreciate about it through the acts of others.)

Part I of VI: Richard
Part II of VI: Mark
Part III of VI: Meighan
Part IV of VI: Jennifer
Part V of VI: Bennett
Part VI of VI: You All, Everybody


FINALLY coming back to this. Sorry. Got a bit...well, you get the idea.

It's weird when some of your friends read these posts and comment on events that took place when you were but a young lad, trying to make your way through life as best as you could.

I was not always as, what's the word I'm lookin' for... 'enlightened', as I am today.

Mark, my aforementioned friend, was talking on the phone with me a while back and reminding me of a few of our crazier nights an…