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Mar 29th 2008 11:31AM Jean Charles de Menezes didn't even have a smoking backsack. If this man had been on the London tube, he'd be dead by now.
Feb 28th 2008 11:38AM Is this also why you can't write in paragraphs?
Every other writer on ParentDish can manage that.
Feb 18th 2008 10:03AM This is completely untrue. The couple have been back at the High Court this morning and it was announced at lunchtime that they had been unable to reach agreement and that the judge will now decide.
Feb 17th 2008 9:58AM Er - reform the US gun laws for a start.
Dec 25th 2007 10:25AM I recommend the FatFree Vegan blog. Susan has a healthy daughter who, I believe, has been vegan all her life.
I love her recipes, altho' not being enitrely veggie, I often use real cheese or bacon where she uses vegan substitues.
Nov 28th 2007 10:06AM He might not remember the facts of what you do together each day, but he might soon start to retain some impressionistic memories. My own, from my earliest years, are of colours, sounds, smells, that I associate with places or people.
What will imbed, and what he will retain, is the sense of happiness, comfort, security, the fact that he is loved, and that is the soundest foundation for a happy life and the makings of a 'good person'.
Nov 4th 2007 9:47AM I worked with someone who named their boy and girl Gandalf and Rimini, which were bad enough, even without the family last name which was Roudette-Muschamp.
No kidding, you can find Gandalf Roudette-Muschamp on the 'net. He's a musician, like his parents.
I didn't say a word at the time.
Oct 25th 2007 9:19AM I grew up in an English town where there weren't even Asian restaurant owners when I was a young child, and remember being told off as a very small child for saying 'Mummy, a black man!'.
Children's curiosity is natural and you can't prevent comments such as N's at the age he is. As he gets older, he will recognise more 'anomalies' in the world around him, but he'll also get to the age when he can begin to understand that some of us just are different, and when you can help him learn a more appropriate response.
I think your response in this situation was an excellent one, as was that of the man himself. He must be accustomed to small children's stares and comments and at least comments from little ones are purely benign in their naivety, unlike the stares of adults or, perhaps, the unkindness of older children.
Oct 18th 2007 5:27PM I'm familar with Angelman Syndrone only because I co-moderate a site for Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, whose younger son, has Angelman Syndrome. Kit is about 12, I think.
The genetic disorder affects Ian's son more severely than Farrell's, as Ian said earlier this year that Kit's mental age is that of 'an infant, under 12 months' and he's unable to walk or talk, altho' he does manage sign language and enjoys horse riding.
Rankin has worked for charities that directly benefit children with AS, and also with those that benefit children with a wider range of disabilities, such as the sleep disorder charity - sleep disorder being one of the more 'minor' side effects of the Syndrome.
Perhaps now, the high profile of Colin Farrell's interest will help lift the profile of this devastating disability even further.
Oct 1st 2007 9:10AM I recognised your name as Lithuanian the first time I read it (on your first blog), altho' the name you use is the male version. If you were a female in Lithuania, it would be Darguzaite.
I've spent time in Lithuania and learned some of the language before I went. I loved it and thoroughly recommend a visit.
BTW, there are many tall, blonde females there.