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.:World Autism Awareness Day:.

by Stephanie Stricklen


Posted on April 2, 2008 at 6:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

Good morning!!

I mentioned this in the wee hours of the morning, but I wanted to bring you more on the World Autism Awareness Day.. the producers here put together a little "wrap" of a few autism related stories. I think I'd like to offer up a few links so you can see how media in a few places around the planet are covering this...

India: http://www.ibnlive.com/news/autism-awareness-day-observed-today/62503-17.html

China: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-04/02/content_6584524.htm

A U.S. columnist: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/01/AR2008040102199.html

More on the premie autism story I mentioned: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-04-02-autism-premature_N.htm


McGorge Scott loves his photography. And we love seeing it. Do you know that some of you email me when he hasn't sent anything in a while? It's like he has to tell me when he's on vacation or too busy so I know what to tell you, lol. Well, he has some new photography toys and ever since we got on that discussion about spiders, he occasionally send along some arachnid inspired snapshots.

Here's what I can only describe as an extreme close-up of a baby black widow spider. Do you know how tiny they are??? And in the full size photo he sent me ((before I reduced it for this blog)) you can even see the hairs on its legs!

And a cricket.. showing the same larger-than-life detail:

And the wildlife... oh, the wildlife. McGorge Scott says he's not used to seeing this many elk out in his neck of the woods at this time of year.

Best wishes on this Wednesday to you! I got those suspicious moles removed yesterday.. one on each thigh. They hurt a bit more than I'd like to admit.. like a bad cut. And I'm not a fan of having to keep the stitches in for the next 10 to 14 days. Whatever. If only I would have known better in my youth-- I spent SOOO much time in the sun and now I'm paying for it. I'll keep you posted, but they are like moles #9 and #10 to come off so I'm not even slightly anxious about it. I've only had one that was bad enough to require a second removal. The scar on my arm is huge and I just tell people I got into a fight at a bar. No one believes me. :-)