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
Combining two of my favorite things to photograph (Nature and reflections), here is a brief Leaf Reflection Study. I took these photos at the edge of my driveway where it meets the street. Every time we have a large rain or snow, a huge puddle forms. These shots show leaves floating in that puddle with… Read More Leaf Reflection Study
As part of my posts recognizing Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month: I originally wrote this for the The Organization for Autism Research’s blog back in 2016… The common songbird, such as the starling, mockingbird, or jay, can mimic human words to such a degree that they’ve frequently been mistaken for actual people. Some studies say that this… Read More (UN)REAL TALK: THE TEASE OF ECHOLALIA
As spring starts to settle in here on Long Island, what better time than to look back at my Icicle Study series of photographs from this year. Because of the steady cold temperatures, the icicles were amazing and stayed around for quite a while. Click each image to see a larger version.
Does anyone else do this? When making popcorn in the air popper, I let it run a little longer than it needs to so those stray unpopped kernels have a chance. I’m really, really rooting for them… C’mon, little guy! You can do it! Pop! Achieve greatness! 🙂
This article was originally published on April 8, 2013 on the Autism Society’s blog site. I am re-posting it here in honor of World Autism Awareness Day: The month of April is upon us once again. The fourth month of the year is my son Mikey’s birthday and also National Autism Awareness Month. The former… Read More A Daily Reality for Those Touched by Autism