At 80 years old, she got her first tattoo.             “Why the hell not” she said, relaying the story of her adventure under the needle. Her sun-worn skin had the appearance of a dirty potato, age spots freckling her arms. Her...
Virtual reality is a computer generated three dimensional image or environment that people can interact with. It seems real because of the use of special electronic equipment. The person then becomes part of the 3D world and can move...
Most of the forgotten rock n rollers I write about, their popularity and name recognition has waned only because of the passage of time. However from the minute this man hit the New York music scene almost nothing was...
Parents are the most important people in a young child’s life. When they're little, their whole world centers around you. As they grow older and especially once they enter their teenage years, respect for their parents becomes a little...
The first World Friendship Day was July 30th in 1958. It was a day for celebrating friendships of all types. The International Day of Friendship followed after a proposal by UNESCO. It is based on building bonds with one...
As we age, we inevitably experience more loss. Loved ones pass away, friends become ill with incurable diseases. We grieve. Grieving can cause us to feel empty and vulnerable. We may feel lonely and our feelings are closer to...
July 23rd is National Gorgeous Grandma Day. This is the day to make sure your grandmother knows just how gorgeous she is and just how much she means to you! Gorgeous Grandma Day was introduced by Alice Solomon, an...
Lost in some discussions on Asperger’s is dialogue about the plus side of being on the spectrum. I’m a writer — newspaper columns mostly, but some books and plays. I have that famous Aspie focus that enables me to get to the...
July is National Picnic Month and what better way to celebrate beautiful weather than to pack a picnic lunch and spend the day outdoors with your family and friends. We all have our favorite places to go for picnics,...
Our local newspaper ran a piece about an autistic collegiate who excels in the steeplechase, a 3,000-meter run interspersed with 28 hurdles and seven water jumps. The guy is so good he lines up 20 yards behind his teammates...
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