Happy Birthday, Ethan. Here’s a #toast4ethan. 1

by   Happy Birthday, Ethan! We never met, and it was only through your death that I learned about your life: it was your death that had a profound impact on me. I’ll save my reflections on that for another day: today is your birthday. Birthdays are for fun and celebration. And from the looks […]

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What is Down Syndrome, Really? 6

by Happy Holidays to all!    And to those that celebrate: Merry Christmas! Our holiday season kicked off with Little Bird’s 1st birthday in mid-November. We had a big party with a lot of friends and family, and seem to have been on the go ever since. A lot of the conversation at these get-togethers […]


Welcome to the New Nest!

by   Welcome to the New Nest! New content and art is on the way.  If you don’t want to miss out on that, subscribe to the Little Bird’s Dad Blog by email by submitting the information in the box below:

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…and Baby makes 3! 12

by Last week, I told Yankee Bird that our old neighbors – a lesbian couple – finally found a baby to adopt.  He’ll be born by C-Section in mid-December, and I was so excited to learn these  awesome women are going to have a baby that I’m beside myself. Yankee Bird didn’t fully understand  why […]


One Voice. Many Uses. 12

by “Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age.” -Aung San Suu Ky.

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“Why Are There No Blue Dogs?” 153

by Tuesday night, after the night shift nurses in the Hospice had dimmed the lights so everyone could settle in for the night, and after everyone left his side,  my Uncle Joe quietly passed away. I never really got why folks were so impatient with Joe.  A lot of folks thought he was stupid – retarded […]


Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You? 7

by Have you read about the militarization of our local police?  If not, let me share some stories from  Summer  2013 – you can’t make this stuff up: – 13 police raid a “no-kill” animal shelter to shoot a baby deer. – Police in riot gear storm a nursing home and shoot and kill a […]

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