Monthly Archives: June 2019

Perfect as they are, LGBTQ youths need support and safety

“I think you want me to be gay!” laughed my son Hugo a few years back, stressing the word “want.” “No, I want you to be happy,” I said. “When growing up, I had friends who couldn’t come out to … Continue reading

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Second Ohio Press Award in Two Years

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The upward spiral of integration of people with intellectual disabilities

Babies with Down syndrome are the cutest, with their round little faces and eyes, tiny ears and noses, cuddly bodies. Even as they become toddlers, it’s not uncommon for strangers to comment on just how adorable kiddos with DS are. … Continue reading

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Social contracts of last century brought prosperity and need reimplemented

Siblings attending rival schools has become a family tradition. I went to Ohio State University because I lived in Columbus. The year I graduated, my younger sister (from my father’s second marriage), graduated from the University of Michigan. My eldest … Continue reading

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