May 26th 2012 12:45PM So true! I froze first time I bungee-jumped. No help. No push. Just verbal encouragement. I finally left the platform -- under my own power. It IS staggering she was forced. Why? Because we can't know how we'll react under such "logic-countering" initial experiences. To coerce! Damn lucky she didn't have a heart attack! ~Charles Hedbring, programsteppe.com
Feb 23rd 2011 6:17PM My gosh, PS77K in Park Slope Brooklyn NY is a public school whose adolescent autistic students were doing that practical learning activity way way back in the late 1980s and using Apple IIe and early MACs as part of their task. They would print out the day's menu, go from classroom to classroom, take limited lunch orders via check marks, and make change. A great program, back when autistics were rigorously diagnosed as autistic. Believe it or not, I believe one or two teachers from those days may still be there, though we are talking 25+ yrs ago! (Dr Charles Hedbring, programsteppe.com)
Sep 26th 2010 8:41PM LOL, only problem w/ your story is that the Fiat 500 NEVER has had a water cooled engine ! AIR-cooled only, my dear. AIR-cooled only. Have you considered more short-story fiction? (From a current 1971 Fiat 500L owner and long-time Fiat 500 enthusiast.)
Dec 29th 2008 8:35PM How about "dogee" -- the service dog who gets
his exercise by running alongside the car belonging to a man with a spinal cord injury.
Throw in the Wm Tell Overture for the background music and it is hilarious! Oh well....maybe it is just me.
Apr 5th 2008 10:59AM Want to improve gas mileage? Ditch passengers.
Feb 29th 2008 7:36AM Hello? Dell's x300 has been around for years: 1.4Ghz, 80gigHD, 640meg-1gig RAM, ethernet port, 3 USB ports, wireless, removeable battery, and 2.8lbs, almost 1/2 the cost. Wow Apple, where you been dude?
Feb 17th 2008 11:27AM Truex is RIGHT! Busch is a girlie-man for killing the near-leader's momentum. Yo, bro: Put down the hairspray and drive like your IQ is > 3 already!
Feb 11th 2008 6:56AM Poor Phil was too busy peeking behind himself fretting, "Where's Tiger. Where's Tiger"....
Feb 5th 2008 8:29AM Oh yes, and how do some autistic students, totally untrained and with exquisite spontaneity, compose music, create beautiful paintings, write incredible prose, display voluminous memories, and yes, quote Shakespeare endlessly? Longtime NYC autistic teacher, charlie hedbring
Feb 5th 2008 7:27AM Bengal cat: Gorgeous marble brown coloring, silky hair, highly sociable, loves kids and dogs, highly intelligent, and quite enjoys walking around my upper westside manhattan 'hood on a leash. Only caution is to buy only from a proven reputable dealer. It's a great companion for the elderly and handicapped -- charlie, hedbringSCI dot com.