I do not have a problem with people posting comments under anon., but I have to have word verification turned on due to too much spam. This blog is basically an abridged online diary, and I treat it as though it's another one of my paper journals. That means it is not written to provoke conversation, but I don't mind having people who understand the concept of "respect given is respect due" putting in their two cents.
At the end of the day, this blog is not here to make money or make anybody happy but me. People liking it and reading it (and dare I say impressed by it) is an added bonus.
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
- 63rd Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Campaign Kicks Off with School Challenge
- Trick or Treat For Unicef with UNICEF Ambassador #Laura Marano #Mamarazzi #UNICEF
- Fighting hunger in hard-to-reach parts of Haiti
- Top 10 ethical places to shop for children's clothes
- Help Me Raise a Socially Conscious Kid
- Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Motivate Kids To Be Active Global Citizens #tot4unicef #globalteamof200
- Happy Halloween!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
- NAB: 'Camp Takota' Filmmakers on Using YouTube to Make Indie Hit
- Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart Visit Alaska In First Episode Of #HeyUSA
- YouTube Stars Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart to Hit the Road with '#HeyUSA'
- Last Night On @midnight: Mike Phirman, 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Mamrie Hart
- From YouTube to 'Camp Takota,' the rise of Mamrie Hart
- #YDAD inspired mock drinks!
- Camp Takota
- YouTube Channels You Should Be Watching If You Aren't Already
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|Lexi with her pet dogs Kermit and Marbles|
People can talk all the shit they want about New Jersey, but it takes a village to raise a child, and my non-verbal Autistic daughter Alexis is one of the sweetest, kindest, most well-behaved kids I have ever known in my life. She is growing up in a very Stars Hollow "If we burn, you burn with us" type of town, so on second thought, I can only speak for myself when it comes to the tolerance of a small town in NJ.
Why are we so tolerant of Autism here? Because of the Jersey Shore, of course:
Autistics LOVE water!
My kid's looks obviously don't hurt but they have nothing to do with how amazing she is. And she's amazing not just because I happen to be awesome at being a single mother even though I'm the baby (aka spoiled brat due to my one and only sibling being 8 years older and a second Mom to me) of my family, but because of the school she goes to and the treatment that has been available to her. It is also because of the treatment given to myself, her father, my parents, my family, friends, and acquaintances by people who are good at their job and make sure they do their job at no expense to us.
No expense to us because they would rather pay out of pocket and help the cause than choose to follow the money like Toucan Sam and join the 1%. The NJ PASC campus that my daughter goes to always needs donations, and I do my best with what I can work with. Charity begins in the home.
The best way to keep the power of tolerance going is to understand that nothing and no one will just hand it over to you: you have to take it, and if you can't take it outright, you fight for it.
Maybe it's the US army vet relatives in my blood, both alive and dead that's also talking right now, but hope is the only thing that is ever worth fighting for, because despite our differences as human beings, there is always one universal truth that can change enemies into allies: if there is hope, there is no room for fear.
- Holloway Mum's plea to save autistic son locked up in mental hospital hours from home
- California To Broaden Autism Coverage For Kids Through Medicaid
- Drew Carey offers $10,000 to find bullies behind cruel ALS ice bucket prank
- Autism's numbers game: Prevalence rates under microscope in fight for resources, support services
- Being Obviously Wrong About Autism
- Don't Underestimate Me!
- Google slowly eliminates 'die' from autism search results; shift praised by Autism New Jersey
- Photos: Belmar Beach Bash offers surfing, fun for autistic children
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
- UC Davis study breaks ground on early intervention for infants showing signs of autism
- Study considers use of iPads during autism therapy
- iPads, Tablets Could Help Children With Autism
- iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
- Correlation between autism diagnosis and organic food sales
- Mother urges Autism awareness
- Flight Attendant Forces Nonverbal Autistic Teen to Turn Off iPad She Uses to Communicate [Autism]
- Demo Version of AutisMate, SpecialNeedWare's iPad App for People With Autism, Hits the Market
- Puzzle Piece's $19 Tablets Help Children With Autism Learn Social Skills
- In the 'silent prison' of autism, Ido speaks out
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
I'm an equal-opportunity offender. I do not see color or creed or class or gender or nationality or species or mutation or special needs or unspecial wants, I see lulz. That will never change.
I love bad taste and am not easily offended by jokes: years of bullying can also give you a thick skin and a Chelsea Handler-like "killer comeback" super power. Being bullied you can not only cause depression, but it can also cause you to turn out to be way too good at, well, being a bully.
Celebrities don't always mention that fact, but, ironically, comedians sure will.
There is a difference between "insult comedy" and plain old insults.
- Beware of divisive forces: Pranab
- Jake Davis on life beyond LulzSec and hacktivism - Tech Weekly podcast
- I'm Offended That You're Offended
- Are you a casual racist? And is it a bad thing?
- UK: White Man Gets 16 Month Prison Sentence for Speech Crimes
- Racial Profiling, not just for white people. (A satirical news report on racism towards white people)
- Paula Deen's racism is no joke
- Weekend Reading: Anti-Gay and Anti-Black: John Holbo on Conrad Friedersdorf and Sam Ervin, and Jelani Cobb on the Failure of Desegregation
- A Former Prisoner's View: "Orange is the New Black"