I was raised in St. Paul, lived most of my adult life in Chicago, and am now back in the Metro. My husband, Glenn, and I have two sons with autistic-spectrum issues. James was born in 87, and has Asperger's Syndrome, which makes him a typical geek. He should be fine. Tom was born in '89, and is nonverbal and pretty volatile. You'd get cranky, too, if you couldn't communicate. He's an awful handful; we are very thankful for the extensive support we get from the State of Minnesota; I don't know what we'd do if we had to cope without it.
Our family is Episcopalian. I have many interests, which see below.