I don’t have a lot of memory of arriving in LaCrosse. I do remember the whole freakin’ staff being bored and worried about COVID-19… Except my trauma surgeon, who was psyched to have something to do. I remember just flashes …

I haven’t put up a public blog post in a long time. It’s the same problem I came across when I was LiveJournaling a million years ago… I want the narrative to be complete. A ton of stuff happens, but …

If you have ever subscribed to the saga of Olin, you have learned about tornadoes, washing machines, and water. Anything that swirls in a vortex. (Like my sanity). Water swirls gloriously, when it falls down a drain. Olin knows that …

I woke up to a cell phone call from my mom, asking if I was okay. I was in my dorm room, at North Central University in downtown Minneapolis, MN. My mom frantically wanted to make sure I was all …

Drawing Wars

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AJ invented a game called “Drawing Wars” tonight that was unexpectedly amusing. The rules are, you get 5 minutes and a piece of scratch paper to draw anything you can think of, then there is war. So, the ones on …

 

Here’s How TV Gets ASD Wrong, and Why It Matters

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It’s probably a sensitivity to the subject, but characters that seem written “on the spectrum” pop out at me. Shows that make ASD a hook pop out even more. Every time I find one, I have to watch at least …

 

I’ve Got an Olin

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I’ve got an Olin. He’s unique, and he’s challenging. Those are some positive words for him. What follows are some more realistic words about him. This morning we’re being liars together, Olin and I. “You said you were sleeping,” he …

 

The Sweeper or Olin’s Depot Find

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I love to visit The Depot, a non-prof secondhand store in Decorah. It is, in short, a perpetual garage sale that takes donations from the community and donates its profits to local charity organizations. There are amazing deals on utterly …