Ohio Governor John Kasich was lauded Wednesday by dozens of state legislators and parents of children with autism. They celebrated the Governor's order that, starting next year, will require health insurance policies in Ohio to cover autism treatment.
Michael Wasmer has a daughter with autism. He said the governor's move would help families with autistic children AFFORD the thousands of dollars worth of annual treatment that can bring those kids into the mainstream.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Deep Winter.
Although winter may seem long and gray, its progress unravels the warmth of spring, and the year’s natural calendar contains markers which offer reassurance that the passage of Gregorian days will really and truly bring change.
Just a few days from now, on January 11, the sun rises earlier all along the 40th Parallel for the first time since the middle of June.
On January 26: Cardinals begin their spring mating songs before sunrise, and deep winter ends.
Poor Will’s Almanack for the First Week of Deep Winter.
I had been reading predictions about the end of the world (on the occasion of the alignment of this December’s solstice with the Galactic equator, a once-in-twenty-six-thousand-years event, foretold by the ancient Mayans). All that foolishness, along with the longest nights of the year, had somehow set me off balance, and I decided to go and see for myself what was happening in the real world of the woods.
I walked along the river, the water higher than it had been in months.