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Truth and lies: Five ways to get the former and protect yourself from the latter

On Friday, the autism blog Left Brain Right Brain, highlighted an article that appeared in The Atlantic, titled The 15-Year FalloutFrom One Man’s Lie About Vaccines. The Atlantic article was actually a precis of several of the points Sam Harris outlined in his book, Lying, but the article’s title focused on one point Harris made […]

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One does not simply WALK into the TDSB

This is the first in a two-part set of posts chronicling the boys' educational journey to-date. I had initially drafted this as one post but it was getting far too long so I've split it into two. You can find the second post here. By way of preamble, as you read this please keep in […]

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How do you tell if someone might be conning you?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I’d like to address some things upfront. Is this post about Gary James of A4cwsn? Yes; but it’s equally applicable to a hundred other situations you may encounter with a romantic partner, a business colleague even someone you meet on the street. Won’t Gary threaten to […]

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Happy Towel Day

May 25th is the anniversary of my very first blog post! It is also Towel Day and this year’s is even more special because 5 + 25 + 12 = 42 Those of you unfamiliar with the works of Douglas Adams have no idea what I am talking about, but for those that are, rest […]

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Purification

Last night Gingerheaddad and I went to see Tosca, the opera. Neither of us had seen a live opera and both of us wanted to, so a few months ago I bought the tickets as a way for us to celebrate his birthday. Given that neither of us has infinite resources we decided to also […]

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Holding On

There have been lots of tumultuous things going on in my life which I will be sharing with you in my next blog post. With respect to my last post, I can’t tell you how touched I was by the response – it really meant a lot to me to see the comments and know […]

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The First Cut is the Deepest

I apologize in advance because some of this may not be of any interest to many of the readers who subscribe to my blog but I wanted to write a post about it here for a couple of reasons. One is that I haven’t blogged since November and this post is partly an explanation for […]

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Hiking the Inca Trail

In my first blog post I said: “I periodically find myself reviewing memories of powerful events that occurred in my past. I remember how I felt, the insights (if any) I derived from the experience at the time and whether those insights have evolved since then. One of the reasons the idea of a blog […]

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Sleeping strategies

I recently attended a workshop on sleeping strategies for children with ASD. The workshop was part of the parent training program provided by the Geneva Centre for Autism. Unless otherwise cited, the information and strategies outlined in this blog post┬áhave been taken from the information provided at the workshop, but I have reorganized it somewhat […]

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Mourning public figures – thoughts prompted by the reaction to the death of Steve Jobs

This blog post isn’t about Steve Jobs per se, but there are some things I need to say about him in order to make my point (if I in fact have one; writing this blog was an attempt to marshal my thoughts, let me know if I succeeded?!). “I come to bury Caesar, not to […]

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