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
I wrote this for, and it was originally published at the Autism Society’s blog site on April 26, 2012. With today being the beginning of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, I thought it would be a good time to re-post it here… April is my son Mikey’s birthday month…it’s also National Autism Awareness Month. Little did my… Read More Autism Awareness: A Good Start, But We Can Do More
One cold, pre-pandemic January day, my photography class made a visit to the on-campus greenhouse for an assignment. Here’s what I discovered. The Stony Brook University Greenhouse has been invaded by creatures from outer space. Here’s the proof: The Vine Visitor from Venus cannot be contained. Here you see it trying to escape from captivity.… Read More Aliens Among Us
Hello! Thank you for visiting my site. Quick post to let you know that over the past day or so, I have added two new pages to danolawski.wordpress.com and updated an existing page. Please check out my About and The Olawski Boys Art pages. More updates and new content to come.
I’ve always loved taking photos and creating images. Especially when I’ve gone on vacation or go exploring the world around where I live. But with the COVID-19 virus making my world limited to my house, I’ve had to resort to focusing on my immediate surroundings and on myself (and I hate getting my picture taken)… Read More My Life as a Locked Down, but Not Out, Photographer