Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Awesome Aspie Pics

Ok, so not totally wordless ... These pics were taken by my 7y/o Aspie w/only minor editing by me.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Girls with Asperger's - video w/Tony Atwood

Hello all! Here is a video interview with Dr. Tony Atwood regarding girls with Asperger's Syndrome.   It is approximately 9 minutes long, but well worth your time if you are interested in this subject. Courtesy of Autism Hangout ...

Girls with Asperger's Syndrome

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Blog Hop

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Trivia -- viva Le France

Here is today's trivia question:

What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?

I will post the answer later in the day. Good luck!!

What other thought-provoking issues have you pondered today? :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Madness - - Trickle-Down Crimefighting

Today's episode of Monday Madness is courtesy of Buck's Weird News Blog

For those of you unfamiliar with Monday Madness, this will get you up to speed

Trickle-Down Crimefighting: Stimulus Helps Solve Cold Case

Who says stimulus doesn't work?

Police say they nabbed this man in a 22-year-old murder case... all thanks to a federal DNA grant.

Harold David Toney was a mechanic and part-time roofer working for, and living in a trailer on the property of, Hulon and Elaine Hughes - a couple found shot to death in their home in 1988. Although Toney was arrested after witness said he argued with Hulon Hughes and threatened to kill him, he was never charged with the murders... until now.

Police say the federal DNA grant helped them reexamine cold cases, and the trail led them back to Toney, according to

To which I say ... Seriously??

What Monday Madness have you encountered today??

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Love or Hate, the choice is yours ...

As everyone knows, today is the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.  Several of you have posted your own thoughts, tribute, etc. regarding these tragic events and the aftermath.  The root issue, as always, is life or death, love or hate.  What is your choice?  Choose you this day whom (or what)you will serve ... (Josh 24:25); the Bible also says you cannot serve two masters. So for those espousing hate in the name of God, I urge you to be cautious; God is not only a God of love (Deut. 4:31), God IS love (1 Jn. 4:8).  Remember the fallen and choose well.   Warning: videos are graphic, not for young viewers.

9-11 as it happened

Because You Loved me

videos courtesy of You-Tube

What is your choice?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Triumph

Today's Thursday Triumph is on a personal level.  My son who has been, shall we say, unmotivated academically brought home a English paper with a grade of B+, 5 points from an A.  Woot!! He also seems to be a bit more overall motivated.  Also. Yay!!  Here's to hoping the trend continues. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monday Madness - Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, today's Monday Madness celebrates, well ... labor.  The article is from EW's celebration of Labor Day, with a twist.  They list the "20 most memorable movie/TV births; these made the cut:
  • The Office (Celia Halpert)
  • V: The Final Battle (Elizabeth & her terrifying lizard brother)
  • Knocked Up (unnamed girl)
  • Lost (Aaron Littleton)
  • Children of Men (Dylan)
  • Juno (unnamed boy)
  • Alien (alien)
  • She's Having a Baby ( unnamed boy)
  • Fools Rush In (unnamed girl)
  • Friends (Emma Geller-Green)
  • The Fly (Giant Maggot Baby)
  • The Cosby Show (A toy sailboat, a toy sports car, a giant sandwich, and a bottle of orange soda)
  • Sex and the City (Brady Hobbes)
  • Glee (Beth)
  • ER (Jared)
  • Stars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Luke Skywalker & Leia Organa) AND Star Trek (James Tiberius Kirk)
  • The Back-Up Plan (two adorable baby girls)
  • Apocalypto (2nd child of Jaguar Paw)
  • Look Who's Talking (Mikey Jensen)
  • Nine Months (Samuel Jr.)
Are these your top picks? Did they miss any??  

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday Triumph

 I'mmmm baaaack! Did anyone miss me?? I have been out of commission for the last couple of days with a stomach bug.  I will spare your delicate sensibilities the graphic details.
Anyway, so I am feeling better and ready for this week's post of Thursday Triumph or Tantrum; this week is a triumph.  Yay!! I feel good, so let's share the love...   :)

Artist opens show at Ramapo College

Alex Kasket, a 23 year-old artist, lives in Westchester County, New Jersey. Masket is completely self-taught and has freedoms unimaginable to most other artists. He doesn't have to buy his materials or make money for rent. He isn't worried about critics or a judgmental art world. He doesn't care. Really. But he's happy to stand in the spotlight while others admire his work. On the way to a show he might say, "I am a movie star."

But this isn't some independently wealthy, self-absorbed artist in action. "I am a movie star" is actually one of the few things Alex can say. He is severely autistic and what his mother, Elaine, calls functional non-verbal. He knows maybe 50 words, by her estimate, but he mainly communicates through sounds, facial expressions and his art. Read the entire story here.

What amazing, special, one-of-a-kind thing have you encountered this week? How do you overcome challenges?