Anatomy of a Conversation

Recently on the site I have to help friends and family keep up with Zack's progress, I reported that his speech therapist said he's at 60% functional language with gestures, writing and tech support (i.e. autofill on a smart phone). Several people texted and emailed to ask what 60% is. Good question. I pondered it and …

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Finding words through others’

One of my favorite movies is Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and Rob Brown. Near the end of the movie, Connery's character, William Forrester, is at Brown's character Jamal Wallace's prep school defending his writing. To explain a prior indiscretion, Forrester says, "I helped him find his own words by starting with some of mine". This …

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perspective – from the top and from the bottom

I love the challenge that #1every2weeks (1 blog post every 2 weeks) gives me and suddenly realized it's already January 11th so I better get going! Last Monday Zack and I were back at the UC San Francisco Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant clinic for a hematology follow up about Zack's future treatment. The waiting …

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