Sunday, July 15, 2018

Being a father

My frequency of posting about Josh dropped precipitously after December 2010. This was partially because I was starting my professional career and partially because I wasn't sure what to share or how to share about Josh viz. his autism.

For 8 years, I worked on being the best father I could be to him and then to his brother. "The New Normal" asked if I would write a blog post about my experience for Father's Day this year.

Would I be the same father if son didn't have autism?

It got picked up by Dan Woog for his blog on Father's Day, too, because it had been inspired by my learning that a friend's son died in a tragic car accident. He republished it in it's entirety with more pictures of the family.

I'm a very lucky father.

Later, I asked a friend to spread the post further and she reposted an excerpt from it with a link back to the original.

Repost on The Lil Mamas with thanks to Celia Behar

Of all my publishing in science and medicine this is almost certainly the widest read document I've ever written.

Summer Camp

Next month will be our third trip to Camp Ramah Tikvah at Camp Ramah in the Poconos.

After the first trip, we discovered that Sam was born to go to summer camp and signed him up for day camp at Camp Ramah Nyack. This resulted in Sam being a professional dancer when he returned to Camp Ramah Tikvah.

I wrote about the experience for The Brotherhood Synagogue's monthly newsletter and it got picked up by a blog for The Jewish Times called "The New Normal."

The Impact of Family Camp

It was a great experience for us and I would recommend it for any Jewish family with special needs children.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Sagamore, Lake George, NY


Vacation with cousins.
Lots of time in the pool



Visiting Al and Dotty Kopf.


Spending time with Grandma, Grandpa, and Naomi.



Making S'mores. 




Going to the summit of Prospect Mountain

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Visiting Lew Dite in Canada


Josh and Lew Dite now have their own website.

Drove to Canada with a quick stop at the Biodome before spending a day and a night with Lew Dite and Jenni Grunner in Wentworth Quebec.



The Border



The Biodome





Lew Dite's House


The Campfire











Saturday, August 15, 2015

Plattsburgh, NY



Lake Champlain


Plaque 


 Samuel Champlain monument commemorateing 300th (1909) 350th (1959) and 400th anniversary (2009) discovery of Lake Champlain by  a European.




Site of a major battle with the British.

Saratoga Springs

Lunch at 5 Guys


Saratoga Spa State Park