He runs to make his mind still, to organize himself and to get rid of the noise from this loud, confusing world. The more he's moved, the more he's introduced patterns and rhythm into his routine. Laps around the house are a daily ritual. He's made it more complex as he's developed, but the basics are the same. There is a pattern of movement -- specific foot patterns based on whatever song or chant he chooses to accompany the run, and he can not be stopped until he is ready to be.

This is James, and this is our story.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Recently, James and Tony got the chance to meet one of our all time favorite Red Sox players, Kevin Youkilis.  But instead of talking baseball like most 9 year olds would do, James cut to the chase and got into what REALLY matters.
James: "Do you drive a fancy car?"
Youk: "I drive a Lexus."
James, very matter-of-factly:  "That's not very fancy."
Youk: "Does your Dad drive a fancy car?
James, even more matter-of-factly: "no"
Youk, thanks for all the great memories, and for being a good sport both on and off the field. We are going to miss you tons here in Boston. Oh, and James thinks you should drive a Ferrari.

James and Youk at Herb Chambers Cars and Coffee