The Roof

It is mid-June and our new house still does not have a roof. Apparently, roof trusses are not typically part of the original blueprints.  Typically, this part of construction is deferred to a later date as it requires more involvement between the architect, the engineer, and the city approving the permits.  Trusses need to be…

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The Still, Small Voice

Tomorrow, we have a hearing in Berkeley. My expectations on the outcome tomorrow are very low. I know it’s more of a formality and that we are going to get pushed off to another hearing date. I don’t expect the judge to make a decision. I honestly never know if I’m filing the appropriate, necessary…

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A Visit to the Nursery

It is spring and I’ve got roses on my mind! What a beautiful day it was here in Union City, CA.  The sun was shining and there was not a breeze in the air.  It was hot.  It felt like a perfect 74 degrees. How else better to spend a spring day than a trip…

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Learning Autism

At almost three years old, Gio did not speak. He did not play and engage with other kids. He did not look at people.  As a matter of fact, he seemed to look right through them. He carried a baby blanket everywhere he went. He sucked his thumb all day. He always stared off into…

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