I don’t wanna grow up.

August 20, 2009

This is the song of the day for me. I’ve been learning it on guitar and singing it around the house, but Waits captures my future goals and aspirations in a nutshell.

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I’m Hiring! a Research Assistant

August 19, 2009

I’m looking for someone for Meaningful Learning & Play-based Approaches to Faculty Learing with Technology-infused Pedagogy funded under the Ryerson Research Assistant Program. Of course you have to be a Ryerson University student and qualify under financial aid… but perhaps that’s you! 🙂

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How do autistic children survive as adults?

August 17, 2009
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How do autistic children survive as adults? Families complain there is not enough support and a postcode lottery syndrome for sufferers of autistic-spectrum disorder…. Peter Griffin is 29, he has an IQ of 159, a degree in astrophysics, and a gallows humour about his Asperger’s syndrome, an autistic-spectrum disorder that makes social interaction so difficult […]

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Geekness Defined

August 13, 2009
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Was chatting with Jen Cole today and spontaneously came up with this statement that I think encapsulates how it is: “geekness is sustained intrinsic motivation & interest in a location of inquiry, reflection and action that is personally meaningful.” I’ve realized that geekness is the normal for doing things: gardening, tech, research, inquiry, writing. we […]

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a new melody

August 12, 2009
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Uploaded a new melody I’ve been writing on guitar. Getting to know garage band. Good way 2 keep ideas. thought I’d share.

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YouTube – paper transformer!

August 12, 2009
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YouTube – paper transformer!

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Urge Tim Hortons to Stop Supporting Anti-LGBT Group (Gay Rights – Change.org)

August 9, 2009

Urge Tim Hortons to Stop Supporting Anti-LGBT Group (Gay Rights – Change.org) Oh, don’t you hate it when doughnuts decide to go homophobic?  The Canadian mega-giant Tim Hortons (which in Canada is the largest coffee chain in the country), has decided to co-sponsor a rally in Rhode Island next week hosted by the National Organization […]

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Livestock’s Long Shadow

August 9, 2009

I love it when people try to account for ALL the aspects of an issue, not just the easy ones. Total-cost accounting for everything we do would give us a different picture of our impact on ourselves and in the world. Now, I’d like to be able to calculate the cost of the meat I […]

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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT

August 6, 2009
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Judge Sentences Alabama Woman To Death For Murder Of Autistic Son – WHNT Judge Dempsey also wrote in his sentencing order, “To intentionally murder your child by burning him is shockingly evil.” During the trial, the state presented evidence that Mason, who was autistic, had a total of $175,000 worth of life insurance when he […]

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College for autistics? Count me in!

August 4, 2009
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Oh, I wish I could have gone to the new College for autistics at Cal. State University. Of course this flies in the face of inclusive education, but there is a time and place for everything. If this is a research experiment that will help understand how differently Auties and Aspies need to be educated, […]

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