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The Autism Constellation

by David Morstad

Today, countless children and adults will be described as being “on the spectrum”, i.e., the autism spectrum. It is a popular notion, a handy phrase, and people claim some knowledge of what it implies – even though that may not always be the case. 777 more words

Moonsday Madness: Callisto

How far will Zeus/Jupiter go to seduce a pretty girl? Well, don’t put anything past the King of the Olympians. In the case of Callisto, a virgin nymph who was a priestess in the cult of Artemis (Roman: Diana), this meant undergoing a sex change. 453 more words


Cold fire

Overheard in a local check-out line: “We just didn’t have a fall this year.”

Oh, but we did. It was an autumn rich with analogous pigments running up and down the warm side of the color wheel. 322 more words

Review: Big Dipper

I don’t know about you, but I can’t name anybody in my life who was alive in 1923, and even if I could, they most likely wouldn’t still be going quite as strongly today. 531 more words


Photos from Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Big Dipper Exterior View

Pleasure Beach’s Flying Machines and Ice Blast Attractions.

A closer look at Pleasure Beach’s Flying Machines attraction.

A better look at Pleasure Beach’s Ice Blast attraction. 98 more words

Grand Shenji Adventure 2016

low light, bright lights & getting on the roof

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a wondrous magical place during the day but the engineering, lighting and beauty of the rides really is amazing at night… 52 more words


The Love of Camping


Is there anything nicer than sitting snuggled up with my daughter on my knee watching the dancing flames of a campfire?  Or my son falling asleep in my arms in front of a roaring campfire?   172 more words