Lots and lots on my plate, so rather random bullet points instead of, you know, actual thought:
- The Lehman collapse comes to my town: The San Mateo County investment pool lost $150 million, or about 5.6% of the total pool. The loss isn't spread evenly, and lawsuits are being discussed. San Jose Mercury News; Trading Markets.
- Read Terry Pratchett's new novel, Nation. It isn't a Discworld novel, but it isn't set in our universe, either. Trousers of Time and all. He wrote much of it after his Alzheimer's diagnosis.
- Hannah Poling and the role of mitochondrial disorders in autism: Jon Poling concealed his severe conflict of interest.
- Flu season is nigh. Prepare at Making Light; a packing list from Misia.
- I've been reading Brown Man Thinking Hard, by Kris Broughton. He works in the financial services sector. Read the series, What Do We Want?
- Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart
- The Mother Warrior is a dangerous, ignorant fool. Iteration #1 Iteration #2. Steve Novella is uncharacteristically forceful in Iteration #3. Orac is Respectfully Insolent in Iteration #4. Squid, who really is an autism advocate, says, "Jenny McCarthy, stop being an ass!"
- A new blog, advancing the case that Public Education is Failing
- Emily, whose son TH has autism, is going to start the Circle of Friends (link one; link two; link three) curriculum at TH's school.
- A possible genetic link to dyslexia was in the news, and the roots of dyscalculia was also discussed.
- The Science Book Club is discussing Autism's False Prophets. Remarkably, few trolls have shown up.
- The power of blogging: David Bogner wrote about the miraculous change in his son's behavior and language following surgical treatment of infant apnea in Yonah 2.0. One of David's readers, A Simple Jew, read the posts, looked with consideration at his own son, and scheduled an appointment with an ENT. Result: another healthier, happier child.
There's more, but I've run out of tim. And vowels, evidently.
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