Yes that’s me in the middle. See my pigtails? Nice ones huh? Left you see grampa taking the photo. Right is dad. He’s already very happy for me because he’s going to fchwing me very very high on the fchwing. I find it very difficult to pronounce an fch proper. Yes I can say proper and jump and photo! Don’t laughf at me!
I don’t know why grampa put this photo here. I believe he’s learned it from a friend: Me Shadow
Just a short intermezzo. Having grand children is such a joy. Sometimes little princess comes along and then we drink a cup of coffee together. Me a cappuccino, she hot milk with nice froth on top. As in a conspiracy we spoon up our froth together. Then she gets a “mouftathe”.
Usually she first wants some raisins. She had just asked for them. And by the look at me she says: “Grampa don’t act as if you don’t know where the raisins are, because if you don’t know, I certainly know where you’ve hidden them”
I wonder how the World will look like when she will be my age. That will be 2073…
Just an afterthought. Our wall needs to get painted. Any volunteers to help me out?
Clipmarks (and Amplify with the same notice) is shutting down immediately. We’ve had a wonderful run and we are grateful to everyone for taking the journey with us.
We’ve arranged for all of our users to be granted Clipboard accounts, which we believe is the best place for you to continue clipping the Web. Our existing users will receive an invitation by email, but anyone else can request an invitation directly at www.clipboard.com.
Clipboard will hold Clipmarks’s databases in trust and if there is sufficient interest they will provide a migration tool to import Clipmarks clips into Clipboard.
I’ve visited ClipBoard and signed up, but refuse for the moment to clip anything. Especially because Clipboard is very vague about what it is going to do about the data put in trust. Today I visited the blog post again….97 comments thus far. There will be more definitely.
Sure services can and do shut down. Doing so without the possibility to save your activities is inexcusable….
I’m really happy with a healthy wife, two healthy kids and two healthy grand kids.
Today somebody I follow on Twitter pointed me to this amazing Youtube video about Carly, an autistic Canadian girl who couldn’t speak, but eventually found a way to express herself, just by typing on a notebook. She finally was able to show she is far from backward. We now can know what she is thinking. I’m happy for her and she is an example for many other people out there including the “experts” who have to do with autism. Also it reminds me that people usually are not who they seem…
My name is Carly Fleischmann and as long as I can remember I’ve been diagnosed with autism.
I am not able to talk out of my mouth, however I have found another way to communicate by spelling on my computer. (and yes that is me typing on the computer by myself)
I used to think I was the only kid with autism who communicates by spelling but last year I met a group of kids that communicate the same way. In fact some are even faster at typing then I am.
Last year a story about my life was shown on ABC news, CNN and CTV here in Canada.
After my story was played I kept on getting lots of emails from moms, dads, kids and people from different countries asking me all sorts of questions about autism. I think people get a lot of their information from so-called experts but I think what happens is that experts can’t give an explanation to certain questions. How can you explain something you have not lived or if you don’t know what it’s like to have it? If a horse is sick, you don’t ask a fish what’s wrong with the horse. You go right to the horse’s mouth. (Via About Carly's Voice).
I like the suggestion: Go to the horses mouth instead of to the experts…
I have a very associative mind. I see something and think of a totally different thing by association. Usually most of my relatives and friends totally fail to understand my associations at all. Obviously they need a decoder. I’ve honed my associative capabilities after reading a book from Edward De Bono. He is a business guru who had his hey days in 70ies and 80ies, but seems still alive and kicking. Lateral Thinking, he teaches will enhance your creativity.
For me the Internet is a great tool to help me broaden my associations and creativity. Photo’s or images are a great tool to explain associations, especially mine.
My association with the question
When I ask myself the question: “What are you thinking about?” my first association is always with this hilarious video of a German Coast Guard’s bad English:
I even believe correct English would be: “What are you thinking of?”
Rodney Smith graduated from the University of Virginia in 1970. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity in Theology from Yale University in 1973. While at Yale, Rodney also studied photography under Walker Evans. Mr. Smith is a photographer based in New York with years of teaching experience, including a adjunct professorship at Yale University. He regularly teaches a workshop at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop in New Mexico.
My association with the Photo
During this week of the year I usually am skiing in the Swiss Alps. For several reasons I don’t this year. After seeing the Photo I just looked up the live cam of our favorite Swiss ski resort (Bettmeralp-The Better Alp) and I was thinking: “I wish I was there in stead of here behind my desk and computer” Look at it:
You see the famous Matterhorn mountain just in the middle of horizon of the webcam…
Ah I clicked the cam again shortly before publishing this and I see clouds creeping up to the mountain which is one of the disadvantages of Bettmeralp. Due to its location there is frequently clouds or mist to ski in…I can go back to work now;-)
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