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Cream of the Cool

Superbowl number 50 was held on February 7, 2016 in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos, headed up by a recently healed up Peyton Manning took on the Carolina Panthers, headed up by the young upstart Cam Newton.

The Carolina Panthers had had the best season in franchise history, having a near perfect season - losing only one game, and that was to the Atlanta Falcons. Newton is a serious threat on the field, given that he can not only pass the ball with…

Once there was an elephant who wanted to fly. His name was Elly.

 

Now this elephant was very big, and very strong, and could walk for days across the plains and jungles of Africa without stopping; he could eat a bale of hay in one sitting, and spray water from his trunk like a fire hose, and trumpet so loudly the sloths would stir for miles around. But he would still wonder what it would be like to soar through the blue high over his head.

 

He asked the birds…

I saw a patient this week with a success story.

P comes in a couple of months ago distraught. Miserable. New situation at work and P is the rock, the anchor, the glue that holds things together, the stability of the operation. P does not want to quit but the shift in the situation makes P miserable. P's body is tense, fired up, all adrenalin, inflammed.

We do labs and talk. The labs are normal.

We talked and in the context of P's life. P has been…

For other writeups about my son, see An American Story and Growing up with Autism

 

 

Something my son and I do often on Saturdays is to take a walk. This being rural Wales, it does not involve walking down to the ice cream store, but rather an hour long slog beginning across the river at the edge of our field, up a series of narrow paths mostly consisting of liquid mud due to the wet weather,…