In iPhone photos: I started the week in Winthrop, WA and ended back home, longing for fall weather, enjoying the kids' antics, aching for loved ones in Colorado who are flooded out of their homes, and just marveling at the extremes of climate and landscape in this big, odd, eerily beautiful world. This week, I also published an essay that was extremely difficult to write, but something I hope will encourage and support those who have a disabled sibling. I don't write much here about my past or my family of origin, but it is a continuous thread in my life, and it affects how I choose to parent today. . . .