A total solar eclipse streaked across the United States Monday, Aug. 21. In its 70-mile-wide path, people saw the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into darkness, with trails of light streaming through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.
Millions of people witnessed the historic spectacle as the eclipse traveled a path from Oregon to South Carolina.
Chabad centers along its route hosted informative and inspirational programs to provide a Jewish perspective on the event.
Streamers of light are often visible around the silhouette of the moon during a solar eclipse, which will take place next on Monday, Aug. 21.
From space, the moon’s shadow during a solar eclipse appears as a dark spot moving across Earth. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Chabad of South Carolina in Columbia is planning to mail solar eclipse kits to community members in advance of the natural phenomenon. In it will be special viewing glasses like these. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Chabad Hosts Thousands of Eclipse-Chasers Across America – Centers along its path offer a Jewish perspective on the spectacle in the sky – Chabad-Lubavitch News
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Comprehensive Lists of Traits & Characteristics (with emphasis on adults, especially females):
Information on Neurodiveristy:
Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written By Autistic People :
Thinking In Pictures” – Temple Grandin, 1996 “
Different Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment of Adults with Autism, Asperger’s, and ADHD” – Temple Grandin, “
The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed [Reprint Edition]” – Temple Grandin, 2014 “
The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults” – Temple Grandin, “Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism” – Temple Grandin, coming soon
Everyday Aspergers” – Samantha Craft, 2016 “
Painted Words: Aspects of Autism Translated” – Judy Endow “
Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult” – Judy Endow “
The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment” – Judy Endow “
Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism To Be Ready To Learn and Getting To Go” – Judy Endow “
Paper Words: Discovering and Living With My Autism” – Judy Endow “
Safety Skills For Asperger Women” – Liane Holliday Willey “
Aspergirls: Empowering Females With Asperger Syndrome” – Rudy Simone, 2010 “
Broken Cookies Taste Just As Sweet: The Amazing Grace of Motherhood, Marriage, and Miracles on the Spectrum” – Marisa Ulrich, 2017 ( NEW!)
Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written by Non-Autistic People:
Progressive, Autism-Friendly Publishers: (NEW!)
Professionals Who Provide Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Assessments (both will keep your results and status confidential; both take a positive and gender-neutral approach to Asperger’s/ASD):
Other Asperger’s/Autism Support Resources:
Auptima Press (excellent holiday survival guides and other resources)
Toni Boucher (talented consultant, 26 years experience)
Asperger’s/autism Spectrum Advocacy and Positive Research:
List of Personal Blogs written by Aspie/”ActuallyAutistic” people:
An Autism Observer (most comprehensive resource to date! Organized into categories as well)
Excellent Positive, Creative, Humorous, and/or Open-Minded Resources:
The Art of Autism – “an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent” (their words)
Exceptional 2 Infinity – “Redefining neuro differences and intelligence through positive art”
Aspie Comic – a lighter/humorous side of Asperger’s (my description)
Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (Thinking Autism Guide) – “What you need to know: from autistic people, professionals, and parents” (their description)
NT Speaks – an international collaboration in the spirit of light-hearted parody of “turning the tables” back on “puzzle-piece” organizations. Brand-new and being built by a handful of people who also have busy daytime schedules/work demands – but keep checking back!
NeuroCosmopolitanism – “Nick Walker’s notes on neurodiversity, autism, and cognitive liberty”
Autistic Radio Shows/Chat/Etc:
AutChat – an Twitter-centric online community with structured weekly topics, all under the hashtag #autchat
David Snape – A place to show off your hidden talents (radio show and blog)
Building Bridges Between Asperger’s/Autistic People and Neurotypical People:
Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists – the silent wave
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Ellie Seal Pups~ |
Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!
Piedras Blancas in California has a thriving rookery of Northern Elephant Seals, a sub-species of the largest seals in the world reaching up to 5000 pounds and 16 feet in length.
Pups are born here…<
Ellie Seal Pups~ |
F/6.3, 1/250, ISO 450. Northern Cardinal
What did the tree say after a long winter?
What a re-leaf.
Interesting Fact: The oldest recorded Northern Cardinal was a female, and was 15 years, 9 months old when she was found in Pennsylvania.
Are You Talking To Me?! — Through Open Lens
Please help Josh Gross fund his Master’s Research in Guyana — More about his GoFundMe Campaign on his blog.
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Jaguar Looking at Camera by Eric Kilby. CC BY-SA 2.0
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Vassilis Mendoyannis was part of an archaeological team making an underwater inspection of the mining port in Stratoni, on the Halkidiki peninsula. Taking a detour to come out of the sea, he suddenly came upon a seahorse.
‘I was ecstatic,’ he says, ‘since, despite many years as a diver, I’d never come upon one of these creatures in the sea. Then we saw a second, and a third… The place was full of them! It was amazing.’
Saving the seahorse | Letters from Athens