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Kristina Chew
Back in Berkeley after 27 years
writing :: advocacy :: autism :: disability :: res matris
Interests: Greek & Latin & Classics. music & literature (poetry most of all). writing & translating. ocean. Greece. walking the long road with my best pals jim & charlie
Recent Activity
It happened that the date for Charlie's school prom this year fell on his 18th birthday so, after white cake/white frosting mini-cupcakes (many) at school,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at We Go With Him
We seem to be heralding Charlie's turning 18 next week by familiarizing ourselves (working through voice mail trees, sitting in beige-themed agency waiting rooms, realizing... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at We Go With Him
You are very right! I'm not sure Charlie knows what a bluejay or robin is, though both have been pointed out to him at some time. He definitely has an eye for colors.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on Patterns and Colors at We Go With Him
We went to the Open House at Charlie's school last week and were pleased to see his colored-in picture of a chick (Easter having been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at We Go With Him
We are reading a book called Epitaph For a Peach in my Basic Skills English class. It recounts the season in and season out work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at We Go With Him
It's Spring Break for Charlie (no longer for me -- that was last week and a couple of weeks ago and Jim is still on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at We Go With Him
In the midst of writing quiz questions about Spartacus, I recalled how, the other night, I was giving Jim​ good reason to laugh at me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at We Go With Him
(Pears Bearing Apples was the title of my dissertation, which I submitted 20 years ago in the Gothic corridors of HGS in the Elm City.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at We Go With Him
Tuesday was Charle's nth (I have lost count) IEP and the big subject of discussion was his ITP. That stands for Individual Transition Plan. Charlie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at We Go With Him
I probably check the weather in New Jersey more than I do for Berkeley out of deeply-ingrained habit (and because Berkeley weather changes little from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at We Go With Him
Further proof that Dr. Chew Cannot Draw. Evidence from earlier times. (I also can't sing, which has not stopped me from regaling a Latin student... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at We Go With Him
Jim misses his pals, Jersey storytellers and real pizza (ok, we have located one place that makes a fair pie). Charlie misses his classmates from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at We Go With Him
-- and also teach two community college composition courses, it is not a bad idea to get up from your desk and leave the medical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at We Go With Him
It always seems it is both together and all at once.
Success is a word that has come to stoke degrees of ambivalence in me over the years of raising Charlie. There's no denying that we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at We Go With Him
Now Google Glass is getting into the take-technology-and-develop-it-for-autistic-children market. The apps a company is making are for "children with moderate to high-functioning autism, though it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at We Go With Him
You should have seen the look on Jim's face when I told him that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations. He is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at We Go With Him
Courtesy of a meteorological phenomenon known as the Pineapple Express, Charlie has a Rain Day and is off from school. Exactly a year ago, he... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at We Go With Him
It's not the story of the year but I have to say, I am very very glad that I am now going on (tagging along?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at We Go With Him
Do you freeze, cry, scream, stomp your feet, get mad and say angry things at whoever (known or unknown) happens to be in your immediate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at We Go With Him
You said it! I don't know where we'd be without our sense of humor!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2014 on Why Comedy at We Go With Him
November 26, 2013, northern New Jersey, in just-above-freezing weather that many people would be wearing a parka, not a sweatjacket, in. November 23, 2013, somewhere... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at We Go With Him
I said I'm getting old -- 46 in a few weeks -- to my Great Uncle Walt, who was wearing a blue windbreaker and lying... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at We Go With Him
Me bringing up the rear behind Jim and Charlie on bike rides is still something of a novelty. They ride side by side in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at We Go With Him
Tonight I went to the penultimate lecture on Aristophanes by the professor with whom I took what I'm realizing was a more-influential-than-I-thought-at-the-time translation course while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at We Go With Him