Getting My Float On: Adventures in Trying New Things

For quite some time, I've been intrigued by the concept of a sensory deprivation experience. My interest started long ago when I saw the sci-fi movie  Altered States, starring William Hurt as a psychologist who becomes curious about different states of consciousness and the means of achieving them. It's a pretty goofy but entertaining movie of... Continue Reading →

Vaccines don’t cause autism. Because science.

Much thanks to Vaxplanations for this list.

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vaxnoautism Next time somebody says that vaccines cause autism, or that the link has not been studied extensively, hit them with this list of 109 scientific papers (including studies and reviews) showing no link between vaccines, vaccine ingredients and autism. Compiled by Nathan Boonstra, Allison Hagood, Luci Baldwin and myself.
  1. Albizzati, A., Moré, L., Di Candia, D., Saccani, M., Lenti, C. Normal concentrations of heavy metals in autistic spectrum disorders. Minerva Pediatrica. 2012.Feb;64(1):27-31 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22350041
  2. Abu Kuwaik, G., Roberts, W., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Smith, IM., Szatmari, P., Modi, BM., Tanel, N., Brian, J. Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2014 Feb;18(2):148-55. doi: 10.1177/1362361312459111. Epub 2012 Oct 8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23045216
  3. Afzal, MA., Ozoemena, LC., O’Hare, A., Kidger, KA., Bentley, ML., Minor, PD.Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood immunization schedule of UK.   Journal…

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A Scare Is In The Air…

October has arrived! And with it comes my annual giddiness over the approaching holiday that holds my heart in its hands. I’m speaking of Halloween, of course. So many things to love about this time of the year- that first chill in the air after a hot month of August, the autumnal color show of... Continue Reading →

Enlightenment at the KOA

Recently, I discovered something about myself: I'm a bit of a camping snob. This epiphany hit me as soon as my hubby suggested we spend a couple of our precious vacation days at the KOA Kampgrounds in Gunnison, CO. Two of our very good friends whom are currently "RV-living" it would be there for about... Continue Reading →

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do….

Dear Chik-fil-a, I know the timing is awful, being your"Appreciation Day" and everything, but I just don't think I can continue our relationship any longer. It's not you, it's me. Wait, that's not true. It is you. Oh, how I will fiercely miss your  warm, just the right amount of salty, crispy on the outside... Continue Reading →

Injecting a Little Love Into Your Day

Hello out there, fellow humans. I don't know what kind of a day you're having but I wanted to share a music video with those of you feeling a bit on the downside today. I absolutely adore this video. I don't know how much of it is scripted (obviously, some of it was) but it... Continue Reading →

Greetings, Cyberfolk

Welcome to my little corner of the 'Verse. What is Space Cadet Glow? I'm not quite sure yet and maybe I shouldn't try to define it- just let it unfold as it will. Yeah, I like that idea. For now, I'll leave you with a little nugget of awesome, courtesy of Pleated Jeans. This is what I... Continue Reading →

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