The Unwelcome Mat

The Unwelcome Mat

http://disegnoworks.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://disegnoworks.com/client/finnish-institute-london/ by | Nov 20, 2015 | autism, CDC, disabilities, George Orwell, homeless, ISIS, jihad, millennials, Muslims, Obama, Paris, Paul Ryan, refugees, suicide bombers, Syrian refugees, terrorism, xenophobia

   After the mass murder of 129 innocent people in Paris by ISIS terrorists, are you surprised that many countries—including the US—are reluctant to allow Syrian refugees entrance?  Paul Ryan and other conservative politicians are rightly worried about the wolf in...
Halloween Includes Everyone

Halloween Includes Everyone

Perote by | Oct 30, 2015 | autism, candy, Christmas, costumes, disabilities, evites, ghosts, Grim Reaper, Halloween, Julia, Muppets, New Year's Eve, Raggedy Anne, Sesame Street, Thanksgiving

    “I thought Halloween was just for children,” my 88 year old mother remarked in a tone of disbelief (and some disdain) when I said I was going to a Halloween party. (Clearly, my mom is not a fan of the marvelously entertaining Halloween Parade in the Big...
Peace – Just For a Change

Peace – Just For a Change

by | Oct 9, 2015 | Advil, Asperger's, autism, college grads, entry level jobs, Greece, gun control, John Lennon, migrants, moving, neurotypical, peace, shootings, Syria, U Haul, Umpqua community college, war, Yoko Ono

   Tired of the tedious, depressing headlines in the news? Every day I read about more human misery: the war in Syria…human traffickers preying on migrants desperate to escape endless violence… the entire country of Greece drowning in debt, and all the individuals...
Double Feature – Different and the Same

Double Feature – Different and the Same

     If anyone had told me that my very different young adult twins would BOTH venture out of our nest into the movie business, I’d have said: “Impossible!”       Max and Sarah are NOT your garden variety fraternal twins, separated only by gender. Sarah’s early...
Helping the Homeless vs. Political Prattle

Helping the Homeless vs. Political Prattle

     Why are there so many more homeless people living in our streets? New Yorkers all over the city are asking.  No wonder Mayor De Blasio’s approval rating has plummeted. The New York Times reported that more than half of New York voters (53%) disapprove of the way...
Dying For Success

Dying For Success

 In the “Education Life” section of  The New York Times (8/2/15), author Julie Scelfo described the progress of freshman college students—the super-ambitious, high-achieving, high school students—who spiral into deep depression and sometimes even commit suicide. Who...

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