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People, It’s 2012. Stop Falling For Internet Hoaxes.

I recently turned another year older.  As I barrel headlong into being a grouchy, old curmudgeon, I want to point out something that bugs me to no end: YOU PEOPLE ARE WAY TOO GULLIBLE! And when I say YOU PEOPLE, I mean you people that will believe anything that is sent to your inbox or is posted on Facebook or Twitter. For example,you…

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It’s Just One Little Letter

The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning. Mark Twain- Letter to George Bainton, 10/15/1888 In 1998 I saw first hand how much of an uproar that the lack of one letter could stir up while working at the Log Cabin Democrat. The…

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Bullies: Kids with Autism Are Often Targets.

Great article on npr.com about how kids with autism spectrum disorders are particularly vulnerable to bullying. In other news, water is also wet. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/04/23/151037898/children-with-autism-are-often-targeted-by-bullies or Listen In the article, it points out that autism spectrum kids who are more outgoing are more likely to be targets for bullies than the more aloof children with autism. Debbie and I can testify to this.  Our two sons…

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