Tag Archives: Miles

Triumph of the BelmSled

Di and I donated tickets to the Boston Museum of Science to Miles’s fourth grade class. His teacher, Ms. Mullen, asked if we would would like to attend, knowing our mutual interests in science would help her in answering questions … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line

Di & I were invited to dinner with the rest of the staff of her startup venture. We asked Jackson, our neighbors’ son, to look after Miles. The two of them get along, usually playing video games until we return. … Continue reading

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Tune Up

Last October, during what should have been a routine dental checkup and cleaning for Miles , I was asked for permission to do a full-scan mouth x-ray as well. The dentist seemed concerned, so I consented. A few minutes later … Continue reading

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Miles came home with his report card today. He’s continuing to make excellent progress,  a trend that started last year. What changed a year ago was our realization that Miles needed help in dealing with anxiety. He’s a very smart … Continue reading

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In a Silent Way

Seven years ago Miles was diagnosed as having Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). He had been very slow to learn new words, and was not speaking very much by the time he was 18 months old. Fortunately, our … Continue reading

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Pantry Purge

Mark Bittman’s Minimalist column last week was about getting rid of unused and unneccesary items in the fridge and pantry. Many of his suggestions (e.g. “OUT – imitation vanilla, OUT – canned vegetables, OUT – grated imitation ‘Parmesan’”) were easy … Continue reading

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Like Rock Band, only less fun

I had a classical station on the radio while I was driving Miles home from school today. The Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor was playing and I was humming along with it. Miles asked “Dad, how do … Continue reading

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Potato Paradise

Miles interrupted my dinner prep one night, saying “Dad, I think you need to make this soon.” He handed me a sheet of paper written on both sides: The recipe is for Patato [sic] Paradise: Things you need: potatoes potato … Continue reading

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The C Word

Miles is halfway through the fourth grade, which has been pretty good for him. Now that he’s back in school after a long holiday break, some of his old behaviors have temporarily re-emerged. He gets frustrated when class sections last … Continue reading

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