Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

Overcrowded Prisons – Nightmare Nests

http://erapa.co.uk/beifenwang/index.php by | Jul 31, 2015 | baby boomers, crime rates, criminal justice reform, drug counselors policies, John Boehner, millennials, Obama, prisons, psychologists, sentencing laws, slavery, youthful offenders

       Did you know that America has by far the highest incarceration rate of any Western nation, with 750 humans in jail per 100,000 people?  If that statistic isn’t horrifying enough, consider the fact that over 50% of inmates are in federal prison for drug crimes...
Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

Hoping, Coping & Letting Go

buy accutane online pharmacy by | Jul 25, 2015 | ACCES-VR, autism, baby boomers, college grads, disabilities, hope, John Milton, Larry David, lawyers, millennials, optimism, OPWDD, Pace University, pessimism, Shawshank Redemption, twins

     In one of my all-time favorite movies, Shawshank Redemption, Red reads a letter from his friend Andy, who escaped from prison after years of being punished for a crime he didn’t commit.  In the letter Andy says: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things,...
Red Light, Green Light & Marlee Matlin

Red Light, Green Light & Marlee Matlin

by | Jul 16, 2015 | "Keep the Change, ACLU, actors, autism, autistic spectrum, Captain Hook, disabilities, Dustin Hoffman, love, Marlee Matlin, neurotypical, Quasimodo, Rachel Israel, Rain Man, Seed and Spark, villains

     Remember the child’s game, Red Light, Green Light?  A leader turns his back on a group of friends and calls out “green light;” then the kids run forward from a starting line until the leader says: “red light,” and everyone must stop. Anyone caught still moving is...
Growing Old, Staying Young, and a Box of Rain

Growing Old, Staying Young, and a Box of Rain

     Aside from plastic surgery and Botox, how can we grow old gracefully if we’re lucky enough to stay healthy and remain on the planet?  For me and many other baby boomers in our 50s and 60s, this is a burning question.  First we raised our children and watched them...
The New Normal – Is Neurodiversity Next?

The New Normal – Is Neurodiversity Next?

     Last week the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to legalize same sex marriage, granting homosexuals multiple civil rights that heterosexuals have enjoyed since the United States declared independence from Great Britain.  Finally gay men and women are free to marry...

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