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18 July 2011

The power of hugs

Having a bad day? Let me encourage you to try hugs not drugs. Two quotes from Temple Grandin.

“Pressure is calming to the nervous system.”

“The squeeze machine is not going to cure anybody, but it may help them relax; and a relaxed person will usually have better behavior.”

When I imagine comfort, I often imagine the music of an obscure band called The For Carnation.

Maybe my imagination is recalling them for good reason?

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4 February 2010

Seven pictures from Los Angeles & a slur against the city’s good name

To you, my western friends, with your new California babies,

Another recent study, from the University of California, Davis, published in Autism Research, also found high rates of autism in children born around Los Angeles, as well as nine other California locations. Autism, usually diagnosed before a child is 3 years old, is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication and repetitive behavior.

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