Autism, 9/11 and Fantasy Baseball: Listening to Local Voices
Mentor Patch bloggers gave us their funny, poignant and often thought-provoking takes on life
Even as the editor of this site, I never know what to expect from the bloggers on Mentor Patch.
Sometimes you get comic riffing on how much Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren look alike.
Sometimes you get a more poignant comparison. For example, Brianne Knight explained why her autistic son is a lot like the Muppet character who sang "Mahna Mahna."
"He speaks his own language and goes off on tangents most times. He can be redirected and brought back out of his own little world with a little harmony though," she wrote.
Knight also wrote about her son's first day of preschool. She feared for the worst but her little Mahna Mahna surprised her.
Meanwhile, Mentor Patch's newest blogger, Jim Pelyhes, recounted his first day at the Lake County Captains Fantasy Camp.
"Like Little League, the outcome of these games is not as important as simply being able to play in them. (Especially when you're on the losing end.) Like Little League, there is always instructing going on during the game. Like Little League we are expected to hustle. (We just do it slower)," he wrote.
Finally, Mentor City Council candidate Becky Lynch wrote a pair of posts this week.
In her first, she asks if charity is still charity if someone is forced to do it.
In the second, she reminds us to never forget 9/11.