Can You See Me?

Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott have written a great book. It’s about Tally, a girl with autism and helps the reader understand what it’s like to have that condition. One of the authors is autistic herself, so the portrayal is obviously accurate. But the book is great because it’s well written, has a fascinating plot,…

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Technology!

I’m frustrated because I’m unable to use my Facebook account. When I try I get a message that their URL isn’t valid and I can’t reach their tech support because it requires the same URL. I wonder if anyone else is having that problem.

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Color Meanings

Color Meanings It is logical that the color, black, was related to darkness and was used to symbolize fear. White was obviously only the color of clean things so it symbolized purity. Red was like fire, or the complexion of an angry person (with fair skin) so it came to represent anger. (I don’t know…

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Medieval Rap

Long ago I mentioned that nursery rhymes were often originally disguised political statements from an era when freedom of speech didn’t exist. I understand people at fairs and street markets would chant or sing them in public to gather support without endangering themselves. (Of course lots of non-political rhymes were probably also shared that way.)Ordinary…

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Black Bart

When I was a kid my grandfather lived with us and often told us stories about his youth and childhood growing up in San Francisco in the 1800s. Gramp (as we called him) had worked for Wells Fargo Railway Express in San Francisco and had often heard the detective Harry Morse tell visitors in the…

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Nursery Rhyme Raps

Did you know nursery rhymes weren’t originally written for children? Many of them were coded political statements back when freedom of speech didn’t exist. For example, I believe Humpty Dumpty was about overthrowing a king. And, back in the Middle Ages, most people didn’t have the kind of musical instruments we often use. The common…

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