BigCalfGuy

BigCalfGuy

Author's details

Date registered: July 27, 2013

Biography

I am a 38 year old, married, father of three amazing children; one of whom has autism. I fancy myself as more Atticus Finch than Holden Caulfield. Dynamite with a laser beam.

Latest posts

  1. Everyone Loves A Bad Boy — May 5, 2017
  2. Special Olympics: Penobscot Track and Field — May 3, 2017
  3. 15th Annual ASM Walk for Autism — May 1, 2017
  4. Autism as a Super Power? — May 1, 2017
  5. Canaan York: A Real Class Act — April 27, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Do You Remember Where You Were? And How You Felt? — 51 comments
  2. The Pasta Shoppe (Review and Giveaway!) — 22 comments
  3. Ryan Sucks — 22 comments
  4. Six Things — 14 comments
  5. BigCalfGuy Book Club Review: The Reason I Jump (Oct ’13) — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

May 05 2017

Everyone Loves A Bad Boy

He’s back!  Jake’s two week ban from posting on YouTube has ended!  His first order of business?  Post the video I made in iMovie of his Special Olympics adventures.  I never did get a response from the “appeal form” I submitted requesting some level of intervention. I wanted to keep the two weeks for lesson-learning purposes, but …

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May 03 2017

Special Olympics: Penobscot Track and Field

Today was, I suspect, the first of many Special Olympic appearances for Jake.  This path started for him back in August of ’16 when he watched with wide eyes the athletes of the world compete in Rio.  He asked his mother if he, too, could do that.  As we looked at each other across the …

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May 01 2017

15th Annual ASM Walk for Autism

I realize that most of my readers are also friends from Facebook where I’ve shared some photos, but I want to do so here as well.  The Walk was a big success!  The weather was bright and cool, the crowd was big, and the money raised was $58,000+.  An excellent day.  Jake got his irises …

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May 01 2017

Autism as a Super Power?

Recently, Beth and I were giving a presentation of what sensory integration is, how to recognize dysfunction, and some strategies that may help a kid feel more comfortable and successful in school and at home.  It was an honor, and a lot of fun, too.  I always get so nervous before speaking with a group, …

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Apr 27 2017

Canaan York: A Real Class Act

I was doing some beginner spring cleaning the other day, when I found a letter Olivia had written to family friend and author, Canaan York after he had visited her class.  It’s a sweet little letter.  It reads: “Dear Cannan, I REALLY love your books!  I want to be a author when I grow up …

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Apr 24 2017

The End of Jake’s YouTube Channel?

Jake’s in trouble. He’s violated YouTube Community Guidelines, and not for the first time.  He is posting unwanted and copywritten material in a pervasive and persistent manner to the popular site.  He’s pretty freaked.  We didn’t know for a couple of reasons.  1.  Who reads the fine print?  2.  Jake doesn’t check his email  3.  …

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Feb 11 2017

What a wild week!

It’s been a wild week.  We’re at the epicenter of the Super Storm that is basketball, cheering, pep band, and show choir.   All Star Rec Basketball and Pep Band are almost over, but Competition Cheering and Show Choir are ramping up for the upcoming regionals.  It leaves precious little free time.  Mix that in …

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Feb 06 2017

Rec Away Game

The day after the Super Bowl.   Everybody was up too late last night and apparently up too early this morning.   Everybody’s tired.  Everybody’s cranky.  Everybody had a Monday.   Here we sit on the sidelines at the Patten Rec Center, 30+ miles from home with zero chance of getting to bed early.   …

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Feb 05 2017

How to join Jake’s Team or simply make a donation.

If you want to join Jake’s Team and walk with us in the 14th annual ASM Walk for Autism, to be held on April 30th, here’s what you do.  p.s.  Please join us!  It’ll be fun!  Just click on the following link, which will take you to my personal FirstGiving page. BIGCALFGUY’S FIRSTGIVING PAGE This …

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Feb 04 2017

2017 ASM Walk for Autism: Jake’s Team

I remember the first time I became aware of the Autism Society of Maine.  Jake was 2, and had just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  I, being shy, had talked about it with anyone who would listen, so naturally the whole hospital knew.  This was probably mid-March.  I got a call one day …

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Feb 03 2017

Ridiculous Boy

Quick story. Last night for dinner, I made one of those Facebook recipes.  Old Fashioned Goulash.  It was pretty good.  It may have been better if I could have found Goya Adobo seasoning at Hannaford, but alas, I could not. Knowing this Hungarian goodness would probably not be favorited by the boys, I cooked the rest …

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Feb 01 2017

Mary’s Birthday Logo Bloopers

Jake is a fan of slapstick.  He loves the unexpected.  If you ask him which direction is up, he’ll point down.  He finds that kind of thing to be the pinnacle of comedy. He also fancies himself to be quite the videographer.  He loves to film himself playing video games in the basement and post …

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