Monday, August 25, 2014

Suspicious Minds




You ever had that feeling that something was in the air?  That something wicked this way comes?  Maybe it's just a creepy suspicion that there are things brewing that you have no control over...a disturbance in the force, if you will! A constant shadow that casts over your free spirit...a haunting.
Well, amongst Josiah's many talents...like quantum banana ingestion...he seems to be able to pick up on random disturbances.  He is constantly on alert that something...or someone...is looking to interrupt his relentless rule of the universe.  But, believe me Buddy, he wasn't ready for this one...
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For 2 years I was given the dubious honor of being this kid's teacher and shadow.  As you can imagine, it has been a challenge very similar to American Ninja Warriors on a daily basis....It was the best of times, it was the worst of times!  But salvation was at hand...for behold, from the North came a burst of fresh air!  A breeze that would breathe new life into the bones of Dawn's oldest student.  Indeed, his programs would be resurrected from mundane to magnificent!! The grace of execution, so longed for by his BCBA, Tameika Meadows, would be placed on display by one intrepid soul.  An artist in her craft, a pioneer amongst the timid...a mighty force for justice and truth would rise to the challenge and take this child from my trembling and finger-paint covered hands and lead him kicking and screaming down the path of progress!! The reign of the Tyrant King is over!!!  The New Era of Enlightenment has DAWNED for Josiah!!! Rise up, ye followers of ABA protocols!  
For BEHOLD!  
I Give You:

Emily Strong: 
Dawn Program Clinical Assistant,  Jedi Knight,  Ray of Sunshine, Generally Awesome Chick


Oh, yeah.  It's goin' down, Baby!  Reloaded and ready to blaze....
(stay tuned, good people)