Why you might have problems reading longer articles

If you work with children or have children or grandchildren of your own, this post by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie explains why some kids experience reading problems – and it affects adults too. It is called Irlen Syndrome. To find out more, please read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

What you “see” is not simply up to your eyes
The sensory input must be interpreted correctly by the brain

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Another Sensory Integration post

“What if you’re receiving the same sensory information as everyone else, but your brain is interpreting it differently?

Found HERE

Then your experience of the world around you will be radically different from everyone else, maybe even painfully so.” ~ Temple Grandin, Autistic Brain

And sometimes not

In my last article on Sensory Sensitivies, [Turtlenecks and Wool – Yea or Nay?] I explained a bit about temperature and tactile sensitivites that most of us probably believe are simply our own little quirks and preferences.

With examples and stories, I hoped to illustrate that sensory integration issues are not nearly as rare as you might believe, even though we hear most about them in the Autism…

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John’s Believe It Or Not… October 23rd

1837 – Grand Assembly of the Six Counties adopts Thirteen Resolutions based on the Rights of Man of the French Revolution. 1993 – Toronto Blue Jays win second World Series on Joe Carter’s three-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. 1977 Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces the discovery of a 3.4-billion-year-old one-celled fossil – the earliest life form. 2002 Hostage crisis in Moscow theater. 1983 U.S. Embassy in Beirut hit by a massive car bomb.

It’s Monday! Did you know…

* 1837 – Grand Assembly of the Six Counties adopts Thirteen Resolutions based on the Rights of Man of the French Revolution.

History is written by the victor. The events of 1837 and 1838 have thus been given the names of “rebellions”, “insurrections”, “uprisings” or “troubles” by the colonial power. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… October 23rd”

Head Injuries – Acquired ADD?

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie gifts us with a very interesting article about new research into head injuries – both severe and mild. Please, read on…

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Head Injuries Affect Attention & Focus
whether the injury was mild or severe

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Brain-based Coaching Series

Boing-oing-oing-oing . . . OUCH!

© Phillip Martin, artist/educator

As long as there have been humans, there have been hits to the head. Some of them were a actually caused by those humans!

Much attention has been paid to sports-concussions and severe forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially those resulting in concussions and coma.

The milder impacts, such as those from falling off a bicycle or a ladder, the jolt from a low-speed car accident or taking a weak punch in a fistfight are far more common.

These milder injuries may not entail losing consciousness — more likely to result in a slightly dazed feeling or a brief lack in responsiveness before recovering — have gotten the attention they deserve only relatively recently

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Shit Stirring

Evil Weevil of the Galleybloggers’ Ravens describes a noxious brew in a witch’s cauldron composed not of the downtrodden and forgotten, but of the wealthy and privileged. Please, read on…

~ GallyBloggers ~

Black Rose

~ Shit Stirring ~ By ~ Evil Weevil ~


“Double double toil and trouble soon the Witches Brew will bubble!”

“Feed the cauldron stir it well, devilish spells for the End of the World!”

‘Tyrannical Leaders depraved debased, ignoble stock without God’s Grace!’

‘Failed human beings disgraced defaced, incompetent fools parasitical lice’

‘Self-serving fork-tongued ideologically displaced, deceivers weavers trashcan waste,’

‘Biologically hazardous toxic slime, godless, motherless, gutless grime,’

‘Grubby muddy pantomime, egocentric purveyors of crime, “All mine! All mine!”

‘Despicably dirty filth-ridden fools, vile vitriolic revolting stools, vulgar vicious’

‘Iniquitous, appalling and contemptible, repugnant repulsive disgraceful’

‘Worthless and wicked, wretched revolting, noxious, nasty, nauseating,’

‘Sinful sickening shocking disgusting, perverted pitiful plebeian grovelling’

‘Sordid sleazy shabby scurvy, unworthy piggish feral ferine, boorish bestial unclean,’

‘Gluttonous gross grody and grim, reprehensible sinful evil villain,’

‘Reprobates degenerates common coarse corrupt, sleazy sordid and squalid sluts.’

‘Capitalist puppets unwitting pawns, cheap crass currish fallen stags and fawns,’

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Sole Man of the Galleybloggers’ Ravens gifts us with verses that paint a life like few have seen or lived. Please, read on…

~ GallyBloggers ~

Beat Street

~ Deadbeat ~ By ~ Sole Man ~


Feet beat up and down my street,

Fleet they skeet skirt and scatter

Chit and chat and chomp and natter,

Or chattering they laugh and sing,

Joys of life, love and living,

The dream as seen is a fantasy

Not scrimping scratching a reality

Begging filching pinching pilfering

It’s all the same to me you see,

Staying alive is my one guide

My one sense of life’s rich tapestry,

Down and out and Homeless,

With an abundance of misery

Least of all I’m famished starving hungry

Dying slowly of despairing despondency,

With no end to this forsaken depravity,

I’m estranged by fear from the heart of me,

I’m raw to the core as one can be

Wrapped in newspaper on city streets,

Deadbeat dead end dog tired exhausted

Distorted I’m daunted haunted by death,

When will she come for my very last breath?

Will I succumb easily accept…

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John’s Believe It Or Not… October 22nd

1692 – Madeleine de Verchères – age 14 – defends family fort against Iroquois. 1884 International Meridian Conference adopts Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) worldwide. 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. 1797 The first parachutist. 1975 Gay sergeant challenges the US Air Force.

It’s Sunday! Did you know…

* 1692 – Madeleine de Verchères – age 14 – defends family fort against Iroquois.

Marie Madeleine Jarret de Verchères is a heroine of Canada whose mighty deeds have been largely forgotten over time. The daughter of French aristocrats who had settled in Verchères (now part of Quebec, Canada), Madeleine grew up in a fort along the St. Lawrence River. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… October 22nd”

John’s Believe It Or Not… October 21st

1875 – Icelandic immigrants found the settlement of Gimli in Manitoba. 1854 Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War. 1967 Thousands protest the war in Vietnam. 1966 Mudslide buries school in Wales. 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.

It’s Saturday! Did you know…

* 1875 – Icelandic immigrants found the settlement of Gimli in Manitoba.

New Iceland is the name of a region on Lake Winnipeg in the Canadian province Manitoba which was named for settlers from Iceland. It was settled in 1875.

The first Icelandic emigrants to Canada were Mormons from the Westman Islands. The more general migration followed an offer from Lord Dufferin of land in Manitoba to establish what amounted to a “free state”. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… October 21st”