Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, Grandin is also widely noted for her work in autism advocacy and is the inventor of the hug machine designed to calm hypersensitive persons.
After graduating from Hampshire Country School, a boarding school for gifted children in Rindge, New Hampshire, in 1966, Grandin went on to earn her bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin Pierce College (also located in Rindge) in 1970, her master's degree in animal science from Arizona State University in 1975, and her doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989.
The film chronicles Temples early diagnosis, her growth and development during her school years. and her compassion as a woman with and innate sensitivity and understanding of animal behavior.
Undaunted by education, social, and professional roadblocks, Temple turned her unique talent unto a behavioral tool that revolutionized the cattle industry and we know it today. and laid the ground work for gher successful career as an author, lecturer, and pioneer advocate for autism and autism spectrum disorder eduction.
here is the trailer from the made for HBO movie so you can get a taste of how extraordinary she is. also if anyone watched the Emmy's this past year, but the movie won many awards for HBO and temple was there and went up on stage at one point and thanked her mother. i am sure millions of people has no idea who she was but i did.
"i am different, not less."
Friday, December 17, 2010
well as some of you may know i started another part time job at Geppetto's Toy Store in old town. i am still working as a hair stylist in la jolla. building my business one client at a time. getting some new ones recently. in July i went to flat head lake montana with gregs family. it was there family reunion and they were nice enough to invite me to come along. it would beautiful. big sky country.
i live in point loma now with Greg and his cousin Sean. a couple months ago we got bad news from the lady who own the house saying she is selling it. so it on the market and we have had to deal with repairs, painting, open houses and now living in limbo. so the new year comes so will moving again. what a joy!
i got a new car which was a huge blessing. i got testing for allergy's because of all the construction and found out some interesting news (a later blog entry don't worry) but as i did earlier this year i will show you pictures of the latter part of 2010 in my life. enjoy!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, primarily in Canada, Ireland, Scotland and the United States.
Ancient Origins of Halloween
Origin of name
Saturday, October 23, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
although your replacement kinda rocks!
Monday, September 20, 2010
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— Rainer Maria Rilke
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
BERT A. CRANDELL Age 92, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Fontana. He was a resident of Mission Commons Retirement Home in Redlands, Calif. Born August 19, 1917, in Williamston, Mich. He served honorably in WWII for the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. Bert moved his family to San Bernardino in 1961. In San Bernardino he worked for the Municipal Water Dept. & then the San Bernardino County Museum, where he retired. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in San Bernardino. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Shirley; his children, Cindy (Paul) Hubbard, Martin (Debbie) Crandell, Annette (Ruben) Navarro; 6 Grandchildren ; 3 Great Grandchildren.
miss you grandpa, see you again one day. i love you.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Oatmeal Cream Cheese Butterscotch Squares
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pea-sized pieces, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (11-ounce) bag butterscotch chips
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Drape a 9 by 13-inch pan with overlapping pieces of aluminum foil, creating handles for easy removal. Butter the paper, and reserve.
In a food processor add the flour, oats and brown sugar and pulse to combine. Add the 2 sticks of butter, the cinnamon and the butterscotch chips. Pulse, pulse, pulse until the mixture forms clumps when pressed between your fingers. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer, reserve the other half. Bake in the preheated oven just until slightly golden and set, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
Beat together the cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon zest and juice and vanilla in an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle, or with an electric hand mixer until no lumps of cream cheese remain. Spread evenly over the baked and cooled oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle the remaining half of the oatmeal mixture over the cream cheese. Bake until the top is golden, about 40 minutes.
Cool and chill before cutting. Run a knife around the edge of the pan, and using the foil handles, transfer the bars to a cutting board. Cut into 2-inch squares with a sharp knife and serve.
Call yourself a superstar!!!
Cook's Note: For a delicious and healthy variation of this recipe, try replacing the butterscotch chips with tasty dried cranberries.