Handsy

The above is a screencap of an image NPR used to headline an article about gratitude.* Naturally I read the article and then got stuck on the picture and, in particular, the caption. “Female hands giving a surprise present to a loved one.” I don’t know how NPR does their captions. I kind of doubt they … More Handsy

More thoughts about that Growth-Attenuation Therapy article

I’ve been reading a lot since posting yesterday about the NYT Magazine article. These thoughts come from an author/editor on twitter, Kayla Whaley (@PunkinOnWheels). I’ve linked to a Storify of her tweets about the language of the article below: Language, Framing, and Perspective in Reporting on Disability I was initially going to link to individual … More More thoughts about that Growth-Attenuation Therapy article

Thoughts about that Growth-Attenuation Therapy article

Big discussions going on with my friends on Twitter and Facebook about this article: Should Parents of Children with Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth? I’m just gonna go ahead and drop myself in the NO column right now. No, you shouldn’t screw with your child’s body for what is essentially the sake of … More Thoughts about that Growth-Attenuation Therapy article

Stop telling me I can’t multitask, I can totally multitask.

If there is one thing parenting has taught me so far, it is that multitasking is not real. Or not possible. Not seriously. You can PRETEND you can check your phone while feeding the baby, but it’s not fer real. Naturally this has thrown my interviewing skills into disarray. “Multitasking” and all the pretend-benefits that … More Stop telling me I can’t multitask, I can totally multitask.

Pop Cultural Tourette Touchpoint = Cussing Hilariously. What else?

If you’d like to read an article about Tourette Syndrome from someone who has it (and thus describes it better than the typical shite we see onscreen where a character with TS serves as a comic sweary relief, ha ha!) go check out this article at xojane: I Have Tourette Syndrome and CBiT Changed My … More Pop Cultural Tourette Touchpoint = Cussing Hilariously. What else?