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It’s Time to Marty McFly (Fix) “Avengers: Endgame”

Okay, Avengers Endgame. You want to keep talking time travel and Back to the Future? In that case, get ready to be Marty McFlyed. HERE THERE BE SPOILERS. Last time, and the only other time, I Marty McFlyed a movie was four years ago. Obviously, to “Marty McFly” means “to restore/change the past to create the glorious present that we always should have had.” It means not only assessing what went wrong (anyone on Twitter can do that), but also
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Autism

The bad kind of SIBs

Dar’s latest bruise is on my brain. If you’re not a parent, or if your kid(s) is/are neuro-typical, you may not be familiar with the term “self-injurious behavior,” a term common enough in my community to be regularly acronym-ized. We’ll see forms that say “SIBs?” or “Amount of SIBs ____” or the like. The SIB I saw this week left me scared…for Dar and for us. I don’t know exactly what prompted it. No doubt our ABA therapist (who Dar
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Populism

Privacy is The New Smoking

Privacy is the new smoking. Which means that transparency and accountability are the new non-smoking. Which means that most of the media about politics fails to understand current politics, much less predict what’s going to happen in 2020. I am writing this to help them. One can see this in recent coverage of Beto O’Rourke. Many polls have him ranked a close third behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, which is rather remarkable considering their much, much larger name recognition.
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To the Future

Gentry Lloyd Rowsey, 1941-2019

  My father died rather unexpectedly on February 16 at the age of 77.   When he moved in to the in-law unit of our house last summer, my wife and I understood that he had dementia, but he seemed physically fine. We thought he would last decades. Instead, according to the EMTs, he dropped dead at about 4pm on the 16th. He was discovered two hours later. The county coroner said that he died of “natural causes” and refused
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