Learning to accept my autistic son | By Eve Reiland (nee Hinson) circa 2008

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(Originally posted Apr 17 2008 12:00am)

My son was born after midnight during the cooler days of May, before the Central Valley could blaze triple-digit temperatures. The delivery room was packed full of people. The doctor, several nurses, my husband, my parents and my mother-in-law were in attendance. As my son emerged into the world, I expected him to gasp and then cry about the abrupt ejection.

He did not.

Instead he was quiet and blue. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his slender neck several times. Of course I didn’t know that yet, but the jubilant faces of the others gave way to peaked, pinched expressions. When I asked what was wrong. The response was, “Nothing. Everything’s okay. It’s okay.” The reassurances scared me. I was only 20-years-old, but already I knew people lied when things were really, really wrong. Did I not push hard enough or fast enough?…

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Learning to accept my autistic son | By Eve Reiland (nee Hinson) circa 2008

(Originally posted Apr 17 2008 12:00am) My son was born after midnight during the cooler days of May, before the Central Valley could blaze triple-digit temperatures. The delivery room was packed full of people. The doctor, several nurses, my husband, my parents and my mother-in-law were in attendance. As my son emerged into the world, … Continue reading Learning to accept my autistic son | By Eve Reiland (nee Hinson) circa 2008

‘Tis The Season To Be Teasing

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Cop “Gifts” Attempted Murderer in Court with Bottle of Lotion

Kevin Rojas ambushed and shot an undercover Jacksonville police officer multiple times during a traffic stop in 2016 was sentenced to life behind bars this past Wednesday. In March 2016, Rojas had an altercation with his girlfriend when he produced a gun, fired it a few times and indicated the day may be his last. Rojas then took off in a car and began driving erratically. That’s when the officer who was taking his son to school decided to pull Rojas over. That’s when the then 19-year-old began shooting through the windshield of the officer’s car. Three bullets hit the officer, including in the face. Luckily, the officer’s son was not struck. The officer fired back as Rojas ran away. Rojas then stole a truck and raced back to his neighborhood, barricading himself inside his home after crashing the truck…

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An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap | Penelope Trunk

  First of all, a confession: I think the wage gap is fine. I am paid much less than men with my experience and track record, and I don’t care, because I want to be with my kids. Still, I know many people are passionate about closing the gap. In this post, I will tell … Continue reading An open letter to everyone who is concerned about the wage gap | Penelope Trunk

Peels of Thunder

Jake Allen Sharp

Peels of thunder as if from the throne

Feels like lightning inside my bones

I throw up my hands

I have no control

I don’t understand

Which way do I go?

I turn to the sky

To the storm cloud

Asking God why

Praying out loud

Peels of thunder as if from the throne

Feels like lightning inside my bones

Drops on my face

Wetness of rain

The amazing grace

Lessens my pain

The howling wind

Move in and bring

Beginning and end

All the angels sing

Peels of thunder as if from the throne

Feels like lightning inside my bones


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