Because my post Isaac Asimov and the Joys of Autism continues to get more visits than anything else on this site (in fact, the frequency of the visits is increasing, remarkably so this week), I'm going to repeat a delightful anecdote of his, which is in the autobiography published by his wife after his death, … Continue reading Autism | Isaac Asimov is number one
Christmas 2022 | return to Brooklyn and the lady who fed its birds
Since I'm in Brooklyn this Christmas, I'm going to celebrate it with a re-post about that lady I met years ago feeding birds here on Christmas morning. My Toronto daughter and I just made this trip to Brooklyn to visit my other daughter, little granddaughter and her papa. Prevented from crossing the border for years … Continue reading Christmas 2022 | return to Brooklyn and the lady who fed its birds
Paranormal World | The people who come to meet you when you die
Today I came upon a youtube video of a talk by "death researcher" Martha Atkins, that I found more compelling than most of these talks. Around the world, all people in all cultures seem to report different versions of people being approached by deceased family members. But what about someone who doesn't want to meet … Continue reading Paranormal World | The people who come to meet you when you die
Rescuing the Future | mid-term elections in the USA | is there reason to hope?
Can it really be that Americans are ready to move away from the democracy that created their country? Are they really going to go down that dark road?
Rescuing Fiction | Charles Dickens and Nicholas Nickleby and the book that was to come
This week I finished the astonishing novel Nicholas Nickleby.
Autism and learning language
I've come to the conclusion that..... vocabulary for speaking, listening, reading, and writing, are in 4 different compartments, with no direct access to each other.
Rescuing the Future | W. B. Yeats | The Second Coming
Things do fall apart, unless we insist on holding them together.
Autism | What Hans Asperger said | people from the past
.....if Hans Asperger were alive today, I think he would be interested in this idea that autism and other problematic versions of the human mind may represent hold-out survivors from the distant past.
Rescuing the Future | Joe Biden, Putin and Armageddon | While hoping it never happens, we need to get ready for it |11 Steps to Survival
When Joe Biden said this week that Putin, with his frequent references to Russia's nuclear weapons and how he might be forced to use them, is playing an unpredictable game that could end carelessly or accidentally in 'Armageddon', he was only being realistic, asking us all to wake up to what is happening. Yet he … Continue reading Rescuing the Future | Joe Biden, Putin and Armageddon | While hoping it never happens, we need to get ready for it |11 Steps to Survival