Book Review No. 2: “Welcome To Biscuit Land”

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity review a book by the very talented and funny Jessica Thom called “Welcome to Biscuit Land.” Not unlike the other Tourette book I had the honor of reviewing, “Welcome… Continue Reading


Hope floats while summer rolls on

So far, it’s been a pretty good summer. I’ve been off-and-on sick for the past few months but finally got on some antibiotics and am starting to feel better. Jacob is doing well. His tics are about the same. His… Continue Reading


Book Review No. 1: “Ticked”

The good people of IPG Publishing recently sent me two books on Tourette Syndrome to review. One was “Ticked: A Medical Miracle, a Friendship, and the Weird World Of Tourette Syndrome.” The writer, James A. Fussell, talks in candid first… Continue Reading


Mimicry: The finest form of flattery

I recently got an e-mail from TSA announcing that this film would be airing on the Hallmark channel. I’d heard of it but never had the pleasure of watching it. I was hesitant about watching it because I was nervous… Continue Reading


Touretteshero to the rescue!

IPG Publishing recently sent me two book. One was “Welcome to Biscuit Land,” by Jessica Thom. This book was an honest, open and candid “diary” written from a woman who lives with severe Tourettes. I read this book in two… Continue Reading


Still thinking about Camp Bernie

It has been just over a month since my family and I attended the annual NJCTS Family Retreat Weekend at Camp Bernie for the 5th time, and I am still thinking about the experience. Every year, I look forward to… Continue Reading


Camp = fun activities, educational seminars, new friendships

For nearly a decade, children and families affected by Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders have converged upon YMCA Camp Bernie in beautiful Hunterdon County each June for a few days of fun, learning and the realization they are not… Continue Reading


More to say about Camp Bernie

Again this year me and my two daughters packed up the van and headed out for our favorite weekend of the year. All year I wait for these three precious days of TOTAL RELAXATION. And I do mean total relaxation.… Continue Reading


Time to re-evaluate

Thank you all for holding on and continuing to like our page on Facebook. It’s Jacob’s summer vacation, so I try not to spend a ton of time in front of the computer screen … even when it’s for a… Continue Reading


“Approaching Tourette Syndrome” article in Chinese publication describes Camp Bernie experience

The following story was written (originally in Chinese and translated here into English) for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) by Lichun Zhang and appeared June 28 in an all-Chinese publication online and in print:… Continue Reading