Here is another briefish update from the news desk of Alyssa Ruggiero, overachiever and overwhelmed planner who thinks she totally has everything under control but SURPRISE! SHE DOESN'T! (I have kept up blogging!) I am making a final push back date for my second poetry book. Between the holidays taking over and starting a new … Continue reading Second Poetry Book and Holiday Update!
I wanted to follow-up a YEAR to the DAY I posted my blog about how to explain autism to small school-aged children. We are in the thick of it now, and I am so ridiculously involved at her new school already and it is only October. I have been applying a mixture of coconut oil, … Continue reading A Year Later, It Appears I Have Been Heard…
When things like, well, everything that is going on right now happens, it is very easy to get angry. Hell, I already have several times in the last month. That was even before the Las Vegas massacre perpetrated by a domestic terrorist (because that's what it is and that's who did it, regardless of his … Continue reading Love is a Weapon
This week I am starting a thing, apparently, releasing PSAs and shouting stuff. I feel like I am actually on a platform this particular go. I probably have many feet to build on before I am at center stage, but it is clear to me that I do not recognize the territory. So it must be … Continue reading Releasing PSAs and Shouting Stuff – A Memoir
I am a recovered drunk/addict who woke up from that lifestyle's self-imposed coma one day and realized I wasted an IQ of 155 on trying to forget a childhood and teenage life that I had no idea was not going to be permanent. I realize, in many ways, that the last time I was sober, … Continue reading The Cartoon Parent Manifesto
It is Autism Awareness month. It has almost been a year (exactly a year on May 11) since it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks that things needed to change around here. Life was not going to be what I had tricked myself into believing it would be. However, in eleven … Continue reading Evolution is my New Normal
This has been a rough winter. And no, not because Stella stopped by and dumped tiny glaciers all over Brooklyn. And not due to anything in my life (for once). Politically the climate is wonky. Outside the climate is wonky. And us as a people have no clue how to move forward in one cohesive … Continue reading All is Well