I love creating art, whether it’s with my words or photos, but I love even more watching my son create. One of his favorite ways to do this is with chalk outside on our driveway (a huge canvas, if you will). On July 4th afternoon, we plopped ourselves down on the driveway, started creating, and… Read More Driveway Chalk Art Fun with My Son
Today was my eighth official Father’s Day. Before my son, Mikey, was born I never completely appreciated this annual celebration. But, now, it’s one of my favorite days of the year. I’ve come to realize, though, that this day is kinda backwards. I feel like I should be honoring my son instead. If it weren’t… Read More Celebrating My Son on Father’s Day
I wrote this on June 13, 2016, the day after the tragic shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, which killed 49 people and wounded dozens more. Yesterday, this popped up as a memory (a very sad one) on my Facebook account: To my LGBT family and friends…I love you. I’ve always loved and respected you, but… Read More In Memory of the Pulse Nightclub Victims
In the classic Broadway musical, Oklahoma!, the character Ado Annie Carnes sings “I’m just a girl who cain’t say no.” Her inability to say the word leads to many a romance and causes her poor father, Judge Carnes, constant stress. While I’m not dealing with wild romances, I am a stressed-out father. Partly because my… Read More He’s Just A Boy Who Can’t Say No
These beautiful tulips are blooming right outside my front door. During the day they almost glow with their beauty. I got to wondering what they would look like at night with a light directed on them. So, grabbed my handy LED flashlight and my camera and started shooting.
Please enjoy this slideshow from a photo shoot at Farmingville, New York’s Vietnam Memorial site. This beautiful memorial “acknowledges the service and sacrifice of all Vietnam Veterans.” If you’re ever in the area, I recommend a visit. If you would like to see the larger, full-size versions of these images, please let me know.
New images added to both the Images page and The Olawski Boys Art page.
Streamers fell from the ceiling and a brass marching band played “Happy Days are Here Again” as the school bus pulled up for the first day of school a couple weeks ago. Well, no, not really, but to say I was happy about the beginning of the school year is quite the understatement. Mikey didn’t… Read More It’s Okay…
Just added an Audio & Podcasts page to the site. This page will feature audio versions of my blogs and posts. And very soon, podcast episodes. Look for this page in the menu or click here to go directly to it. My first entry to this page is an audio version of my “A Single… Read More New Audio and Podcasts Page Added to Site
Yes, it’s true…the secret to being a great Autism Dad is PB&J. (Wait, why are you opening the cupboard? Put the peanut butter back. Yes, and the jelly.) No, no, you won’t be needing any bread for this. The PB&J I’m talking about is much different…and less sticky. PB&J equals: Patience, Being There, & Joy.… Read More PB&J: THE SECRET TO BEING A GREAT AUTISM DAD