Sent to a "therapeutic community" for autism at the age of 11, Todd Aaron, now in his '50s, is the "old fox" of Payton Living Center. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel "normal" again.
"Good but with a Couple O' Caveats..."
For Denny Graubert, the chaotic summer of 1967 - when the screams of napalm bombs on the nightly news drowned the cheers of the All-Star game - brings the painful realization that childhood has passed. While engaging in his favorite domestic spying game, Denny unwittingly discovers the desperate measures his mother will take to save his autistic older brother, Fad, who is lost in the diagnostic Dark Ages of autism.
"In Search of Japan's Hidden Culinary Revolution" is from the Food section of The New York Times. It was written by Eli Gottlieb and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Though a New Yorker by birth, I lived for many years in Boulder, Colorado. Hidden from prying eyes at the end of a dirt road outside of town is a lesser-known attraction: an illegal shooting range. On a typical spring afternoon, a visitor there might see a bunch of late-model cars parked in a grass clearing, and, beyond them, a dozen or so well-groomed twentysomethings standing around chatting and drinking beer.
Nick er en 35-årig flittig og flink fyr, som er bosat i en lille flække nord for New York. Han er kørt fast i et elendigt ægteskab med Lucy, en kvinde som er sød og smuk, men som ganske enkelt ikke forstår ham - og omvendt. Da Nicks barndomsven, Rob, pludselig dør, begynder Nick for alvor at miste grebet om sit eget liv.