Social Media Policy

Today’s post is short and…dull. (Updated as of 09.18.2017) For any of you who follow me, if asked, you can answer in a heartbeat that Twitter is my modus operandi for social media. Here’s a quick note on how I view and use it and other social media platforms, FAQ style: Is this (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, FB, etc.) your personal …

How to Help Your Teen Pick a College by Julie Clark

Just as winter finally gives way to spring, scores of high school students will receive their final acceptance notices. Many will have a choice of schools to attend, and most will have until sometime in May to make that decision final. It can be a nerve-wracking time for most of these teens, as college is anything but a small decision …

Jess, Josh and the Old Lady – Flash Fiction by Julie Clark

Somehow, the sun found its way through the brittle blinds, prying my eyes open. My husband absentmindedly hit the snooze button for the third time, oblivious to the new reality that awaited us both. Quickly scrolling through my Twitter feed, last night’s news had morphed into today’s nightmare. “What time did you go to bed last night?” he yawned, stretching, …

My Own Flavor of Thankfulness 2016

As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving Eve in my country; a time to stop, reflect and dig deep for something to be thankful for. As parents of special needs children, we truly have much to be thankful for. Sure, our concept of “normal” does not reflect what our surrounding culture deems “typical,” but that doesn’t make our experience any less, …

Willow Creek, A Ghost Story by Julie Clark

Willow Creek fruitlessly brushed a clump of auburn hair away from her face. There wasn’t much daylight left, and her broken headband was making this excursion a bit more challenging. Maw and Paw would be expecting her back at the house within the hour, cleaned up and ready to eat. Just a few more minutes. I know it’s here somewhere. …

In Defense of Introverts

Several years ago I went to my first (and last!) high school reunion. Now I can say I’ve “been there, done that,” and my husband can brag that he was “arm candy.” Before the event, we met up with a few old friends and I told them how nervous I was about what people would think of me. My high …

A Personal Tribute to Wayne Gilpin by Julie Clark

Several years ago, a mom was incredibly overwhelmed yet determined. Her daughter was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (then called Asperger’s Syndrome) and the resources for girls with autism were few and far between. Doubters and difficult people, however, were plentiful. Many saw her daughter as nothing short of a trouble maker, while others saw this mom and her husband …

A Little Bit about Julie Clark and this Website

Welcome to my little home in the ether! This site is home for my online life. I love it! Thank you for stopping by! Who am I? How did this all start? Good question! First and foremost, I am like you; unique and forever learning, working to be the best I can be. Although I have many interests, Asperger’s Syndrome …