Very sad news today!
Co-founder and keyboardist for the Doors Ray Manzarek has died of cancer. He was 74 years old. He was surrounded by his wife and brothers when he passed away.
This is devastating news for me because I had met Ray a few times in the past when he visited the New England area. The first time I met him was back in October 1993 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Ray and his best friend, Jim Morrison, founded the Doors in 1966 and went on to sell many hit records. Morrison, the lead singer, passed away in July 1971.
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A new TV show is coming soon to ABC called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The full story is called Agents of SHIELD Officially Receives Series Order!
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Last month, I went to the Animal Rescue League’s Adoption Center and took these two females home. They are Tab and Calico mixtures who care called Torties. Destiny is a Tortie-Diluted because she is mostly gray and doesn’t look very Calico. I named her after a character on my favorite soap One Life to Live. Rogue was named after one of the female X-Men. She is full Tortie. They are both at least a year old and were found wandering around East Boston.
Here is a picture of Bongo and Storm, my two cats who passed away recently. Storm died on 12/29/12 and Bongo died on 02/23/13.
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The fourth annual Watch City Festival is this weekend in Waltham, Massachusetts. It will start on Friday, May 10, and end Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day). 20,000 are expected to appear this year. It is considered to be the annual Steampunk Festival.
Check out their website for more details: http://internationalsteampunkcitywaltham.org/WCF/
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Here’s my painting that was on display at UForge gallery in Jamaica Plain as part of the JP to Me exhibit last month. It’s called A Jamaica Rum Colored Plain.
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It looks like April zoomed by. It was a tragic month because of the Boston Marathon Bombings. I wanted to do more posts about autism and Asperger’s this month because April is Autism Awareness Month, but I did not have a lot of time to do the research on any recent articles and got sick during this month.
Then, I realized that people are aware of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome now. Do people accept autism and Asperger’s? Some of my autistic friends would like to call this month Autism Acceptance Month because we all have struggles with employment, housing, and personal relationships with people who don’t understand us. It seems that non-autistic people who are called neural-typicals have trouble accepting us as we are.
The fact is that we see the world differently and interact with others in our own way. Our social rules are less strict and easygoing.
Is that hard to accept?
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