Monday, October 21, 2013

TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

As Thing2 and I continue to deal with the traumatic brain injury resulting from her car accident in 2001, these are some resources we have found helpful.

Books and Videos we have seen or read
TED Talk: Jill Bolte Taylor 
Over My Head by  Claudia Osborn
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

Books and Videos we have not yet seen
Ted Talk: Jane McGonigal
TED Talk: Kim Gorgens Protecting the Brain Against Concusion
TED Talk: Michael Merzenich on the Elastic Brain

How Deep Can You Change  (BrainLine)

Book Awards - Handy page

My page of book award sites  -- What's up with Blogger... it lets me create pages that no one can access?!

I will be updating this list over time. --- If I can figure-out how to make if visible.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

This fall the anchovies are plentiful, and the sea life is amazing.  I am going to try to get a day off in the week to so we can go whale watching, but failing that, we should just go on the weekend.

On Friday evening there were about 30 sea lions and hundreds of seagulls and terns swarming the entrance of the harbor feasting on the little fish.  It was like a sea-life version of a harvest festival with children frolicking around groups of adults.  We didn't see any pelicans.  They were probably already satiated and sleeping-off their food coma's elsewhere.

Last year thing2 shot this video featuring mostly pelicans.  The anchovies were coming right up on to the beach with the waves.

Starting at the 40-seconds mark you will see pelicans clumsily body-surfing.