Things to know about me:
- I’m married, and the parent of two children: Joy, our 22-yr-old daughter; and Rob, our 18-year old son, who has Asperger’s Syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism).
Things to know about this blog:
This will be a spot for public news I think my friends and family will want to read. It may also contain rants, musings, ecstasies, and posts of articles I find interesting. It is not exactly meant as a running commentary on my life, but more as the spot where I take a chance to reflect, breathe, or scream, as the moment merits. I did not originally intend this blog to be about autism/Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). In fact, I started writing this blog as a way to show that my life is about more than being the parent of an autistic child. I know how that diagnosis can expand and swallow up your whole life and identity. But most of the hits I am getting seem to be from parents wanting advice or information about autism/AS. And since my child has now reached young adulthood, I do have a lifetime’s experience to share. So I do watch the stats on this blog to see what kind of searches are finding my blog, and I’m trying to respond to those concerns. If you have a specific topic you would like me to address, please drop me a comment or an email.
About the artwork on the header to this blog:
This is part of a painting by my daughter…
About the name Rhymerchick….
Thomas the Rhymer was a Scottish medieval bard and “prophet” (in the pagan sense). The legend is that the Queen of the Fairies allowed him to choose between being a harper or a prophet, and he chose the latter. I don’t identify with the pagan elements of the legend, but I like the name, and the idea of being both a musician and a prophet.