Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Autism Hub Conference

Autism Hub Conference in San Diego

June 23 - 25, 2008

Several Hub Bloggers will be Presenting

Please come to the University of San Diego

USD Summer Autism Institute ........... Autism: Work With Me, Not On Me

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tepper Singer & Thierry: Y'all Don't Speak for ME!

Please see the on-line petition created by Autism-Hub host extraordinaire Kev Leitch. If Autism Speaks does not speak for you, to you, or about you -- then please sign and join those who respect and love auties. It's unfortunate that Bob Wright is using his position to create a haven for those with homicidal ideations toward children with autism.

On May 9th 2006, Autism Speaks launched a film entitled 'Autism Every Day'. This film was alleged to depict the realities of autism ...

"I remember that was a scary moment for me when I realized I had sat in the car for about 15 minutes and actually contemplated putting Jody in the car and driving off the George Washington Bridge....[Alison Tepper Singer]"

Please add your signature to this very worthy petition.


Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I got no dish ...

Well, I don't have any that I am willing to, um, share. So, if dish is what you want, then take a visit here.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

bad kitty ... meow

Hollywoodjaded here with a small plug for the book BAD KITTY by Michele Jaffe. Here's what HarperCollins has to say:

Meet Jasmine forensic supersleuth and unwitting victim of a naughty feline.

All Jasmine really wants is to enjoy her family vacation in Las Vegas. And avoid her evil cousin Alyson and Alyson's best fiend, Veronique. And show her suspicious dad that she can be a Model Daughter. And maybe meet the hot guy she's been eyeing from across the pool. It that too much to ask?

Apparently, yes. One moment she's an innocent bylounger, the next the central figure in a Las Vegas-sized mystery. Fortunately, Jasmine is both a forensics enthusiast and possessed of some very, well, special friends. Polly, Tom, and Roxy crash the vacation, BeDazzle Jasmine's wardrobe, and find themselves key players in the most outrageous adventure in a town known for outrageous adventures.

All because of a very bad kitty.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

On behalf of the immuno-compromised populace ...

Yes, I've just watched him: Keith Richards. In doing so, I was reminded of AN OPEN LETTER TO KEITH RICHARDS' IMMUNE SYSTEM

Too far back in time to mention here and during a time when I was running sometimes 7 miles a day, I was informed by my very mainstream medical doc that I had come down with what was jokingly referred to as the yuppie flu

Thorough the years I've since read and know more about this subject than I care to and, no thank-you please, I am not in need of any medical advice. However, of all the things written through the years about CFIDS, I still think this is the all-time topper:


December 10, 2004

Dear Keith Richards' Immune System,

Hey! How are you? I know you're busy sustaining four packs a day of Gitanes and overcoming the long-term effects of black-tar heroin, but here's the thing: I need your help.

I have an illness, CFIDS, that suppresses my immune system, and I don't like it. I get fevers that last a month and I'm allergic to 72 foods. (Food, the thing that sustains life, frequently makes me sick.) But I'm not writing on my behalf. No, what keeps me up at night is that AIDS is enveloping Africa, Asia, and Russia with horrifying speed. Tens of millions of individuals—people with families and middle names and private jokes and birthdays—are dying, and all science has been able to do is slow things down a bit.

Here's where you come in. Out of the 6.1 billion human immune systems on the planet, you're clearly the strongest. You've triumphed over the aforementioned tobacco and opiates, and over Mick's preening vocals on "Hot Stuff." What other immune system can claim the same?

On behalf of the immuno-compromised populace, I'm asking that you allow epidemiologists to study your molecular activity before it's too late. Had researchers pounced while Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs were alive, millions could have been saved and I might eat eggs without throwing up.

To paraphrase Princess Leia: Help us, Keith Richards' Immune System. You're our only hope.

Thanks and much continued success,
Litsa Dremousis

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

a small plug

Shameless fundraising plug removed, as it was for a capital campaign, which is long-since is over.