Archive for the ‘General’ Category.

What Goes In the Recycle Bin?

This is why I don’t sweat it when considering what to put into the recycle bin:
It’s sad but something like 10-20% of items put into recycle bins is actually recycled. So I figure it’s best to only spend the time and thought putting items I think will have a greater chance of being recycled into the recycle bin.


I work in person and we all wear masks all day every day. When we finally stop wearing masks, it’s gonna take me a year to stop gesturing with only my eyebrows and hands, and yelling at people because I can’t frigging hear myself.

Twitter’s 5G Microchipping COVID Extravaganza

(via Twitter directly)

Twitter now won’t warn, hide, or remove wackadoodle COVID conspiracy theories.

Thanks Elon?

The Most Abigail Video

I give you the most quintessential video of Abigail ever! She is just 2 1/2 years old in this video and she is ROCKIN’! I see how the other kids are just barely aware of what’s happening and she is completely full of life; she is flailing her arms and legs and still fully keeping her balance! And that smile is to die for! That’s my girl, Father’s Joy!

Crossposting to Mastodon

Want to follow my posts on Mastodon (a new social network)? Here I am! Find me as or here

I post my blog here and crosspost it to Twitter, Facebook, and Mastodon. Though I post a lot more family pix on Facebook.

ISO Manufacturing And Order Tracking System

Can you help me find a manufacturing and order tracking system for my organization? We’ve got several projects (including the cool art coasters below) that are being designed and manufactured in-house by our students. I expect we’ll have sales of something like 5-20 items per day. Any thoughts?

I’m the Production Lead at Autistry Studios, a day program for autistic adults working toward independence!

Gallagher The Comedian Passed Away

Gallagher, the watermelon smashing comedian, passed away just a few days ago (via).

I was tremendously lucky to see him perform live in 2006. That performance was an invitation to enjoy and fall in love with chaos, an energy that I embodied for many years, having recently changed my life by moving to the Bay Area.

William Shatner Talks About His Trip To Space


Almost exactly one year ago, William Shatner, most famously Star Trek’s Captain James Kirk, took a brief trip to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. After exiting the spacecraft on his return, the 90-year-old Shatner described it as “the most profound experience I can imagine… It’s extraordinary, extraordinary.”

Of course, “profound” doesn’t always mean “enjoyable,” and in his brand new memoir Boldly Go, Shatner wrote that his space adventure was actually a miserable experience. From an excerpt of the book in Variety:

I saw a cold, dark, black emptiness. It was unlike any blackness you can see or feel on Earth. It was deep, enveloping, all-encompassing. I turned back toward the light of home. I could see the curvature of Earth, the beige of the desert, the white of the clouds and the blue of the sky. It was life. Nurturing, sustaining, life. Mother Earth. Gaia. And I was leaving her.

Everything I had thought was wrong. Everything I had expected to see was wrong.

I had thought that going into space would be the ultimate catharsis of that connection I had been looking for between all living things—that being up there would be the next beautiful step to understanding the harmony of the universe[…]

It was among the strongest feelings of grief I have ever encountered. The contrast between the vicious coldness of space and the warm nurturing of Earth below filled me with overwhelming sadness. Every day, we are confronted with the knowledge of further destruction of Earth at our hands: the extinction of animal species, of flora and fauna . . . things that took five billion years to evolve, and suddenly we will never see them again because of the interference of mankind. It filled me with dread. My trip to space was supposed to be a celebration; instead, it felt like a funeral.

School Food

I don’t often notice videos made by my school district, but I like this one!

Last year I was the Occupational Therapist at the school in the video, Betty Reid Soskin Middle School. I got to hang out at the farm in the video. Yes, they turned a baseball field into a farm! Good times!


Saluspa Laguna Hot Tub

We got an inflatable hot tub last year and we are very happy with it!



Saluspa Laguna Hot Tub made by Bestway

Outside dimensions of the tub itself (as I measured) : 6′ diameter, 25″ tall

bought from Costco for about $450

177 gallon