Tag Archives: Temple Grandin

The weighted blanket

This year, for my birthday, Linette ordered a “weighted blanket” for me. Well, it came today, and I’m laying under it right now, struggling to fill my lungs. I can see the appeal. It’s comforting. It’s like the lead apron you have to wear at the dentist’s office when you’re having X-rays taken. I’ve yet […]

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Awesome U-M undergrads launch startup to teach American history through the stories of inspirational women

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation a few days ago awarded a $1,000 grant to Virginia Lozano, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, who, along with her twin sister Beatriz, created an education technology company called Leesta in order to “inspire 8-11 year olds by teaching American History through the stories of women.” After bestowing […]

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Temple Grandin to speak in Ann Arbor on September 9

It’s just been announced that noted animal scientist and advocate for the autistic, Temple Grandin – a woman recently immortalized on film by Claire Danes, and honored as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people – will be coming to speak at U-M as part of the School of Art & Design’s Penny W. […]

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Slippery Shanty II

In typical fashion, Linette and I, now just a few days away from the Shadow Art Fair, are beginning to think about what goods we’ll be peddling. I think we just decided over beers that I would be in charge of Christmas ornaments and that she would be working on a new issue of Slippery […]

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