No Special Needs.

My son with Down Syndrome needs only what all children need: Time, Opportunity, and Love.


A Pint of Guinness with Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. 1

by While Egypt collapses, the Big 4 Cable “News” channels (HLN, CNN, FOX, and MSNBC) give us “gavel to gavel” coverage of  Zimmerman’s trial. While Texans held a People’s Filibuster, CNN broadcast a cooking show. While Turkish citizens stood strong for 5 days  against the violent will of an autocrat, […]


Why a diagnosis of Down Syndrome just didn’t matter. 35

by “I don’t give a [expletive deleted] if he has Down Syndrome, Up Syndrome, or Halfway- in-Between Syndrome – would you please stop my wife from bleeding out so she can hold her son?” That was my reaction to the neonatologist’s diagnosis of Down Syndrome in the Emergency Room.  I […]


What does your Hate do for you? 8

by Last night I was surfing through Facebook, reading people’s posts about the tragedy that struck Moore, Oklahoma.   51 people – including at least 20 children – lost their lives in a massive tornado. One poster’s assessment: “I guess Jesus doesn’t love Oklahoma after all”.