Cruel World

By rickColosimo / August 4, 2019 /

The publish date on this article describing this video is September 2017. I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it until now, August 2019. It was a bad idea. I made it 45 seconds in, about 12–15 seconds of real content, and I choked and had to stop. The video is bodycam footage…

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World Autism Awareness Day 2013

By rickColosimo / April 2, 2013 /

Today is World Autism Awareness day. My Facebook profile picture is my 8yo son Dylan, showing you, and me, what he thinks of autism. I imagine it’s something along the lines of “I just want to do what I want and have fun like every other boy. Sometimes it’s just hard.” Other times I imagine…

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My fear looks like this

By rickColosimo / January 4, 2013 /

I wrote this back in August 2012. It needed to sit a while to take the edge off. I couldn’t even read it to edit it. -Rick   Recognizing it:  I just watched the Seattle Children’s Hospital “Stronger” video. It took me a while to recover from the emotion of the first 41 seconds. I…

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What does fear look like?

By rickColosimo / January 4, 2013 /

We’re all afraid of things. Some real – heart attacks; some distant – terrorists; some vague – the lizard brain’s resistance to change; some too real and terrible to ever really be acknowledged. This post is about that kind of fear. Another parent (and here, “parent” is a term of art meaning a parent of a…

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