Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yarn bombing Calistoga library

Yarn bombing tag: "LOVE MY LIBRARY" attached to railing

Christmas weekend was a good one for installing “tags” at area libraries. On Saturday I attached a length of scalloping to the tine of a rusty bike rack at the Middletown library. On Sunday I sewed “ LOVE MY LIBRARY” to a railing at the Calistoga library.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

League bowling: my first game

Bowled my first Lake County Chamber of Commerce Bowling League game last night with the Lake County Record-Bee “Killer Bees.” The next game is in two weeks.

At the end of work today, Record-Bee publisher Gary Dickson had printouts from the night before and from the previous weeks of the league. My scores for last night’s three games were 67, 69 and 67. Consistent games, and my scores will likely improve with practice.

I enjoy bowling and will be given a “handicap” that compensates for my lower scores. The “handicap” will be based on the results of my first three games.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

League bowling: Repurposed team shirt

Cynthia M. Parkhill leans into frame of picture, wearing beaded and fringed black bowling shirt, red-patterned hat with earflaps and carrying bowling ball in brown bag under her right arm.
Updated photo, taken Feb. 7, 2012
Got my Record-Bee bowling team shirt fringed and beaded for tonight's games!
(Originally posted to Twitter)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Twitter and Storify at work

Record-Bee newsroom employees are supposed to use Twitter at work. People can post status updates with a limit of 140 characters. I was using Twitter already but now I’m using it as part of my regular routine at the Record-Bee.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Adults with autism ‘hidden in plain sight’

As reported in the LA Times, “Missing millions” of adults with autism are “hidden in plain sight.” I’m glad we’re finally being noticed. From the article:
“Scientists are just beginning to find cases that were overlooked or called something else in an earlier era. If their research shows that autism has always been present at roughly the same rate as today, it could ease worries that an epidemic is on the loose.”

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I will officially bowl with Record-Bee bowling team

I will officially bowl with the Lake County Record-Bee bowling team. I have my own team shirt and everything. The Record-Bee recently hosted a staff holiday party at the bowling alley in Lakeport. I played a pretty decent game and word got back to Shawn Garrison, the person who was organizing the team.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thank you for doing the right thing

“To publish an article without talking to people with autism … what were you thinking? On the other hand, it’s the norm!” — Landon Bryce to Alice G. Walton, related by Alice G. Walton

Sunday, December 4, 2011

‘Pedro and Me’ by Judd Winick

Pedro and Me (Henry Holt, 2000) is a graphic-format biography of HIV/AIDS educator Pedro Zamora. Zamora and author Judd Winick were roommates on MTV’s “Real World” television series.

Pedro and Me is a selection from the readings for a class in “Connecting Young Adults with the Library” that I’ve registered to take in the spring. It can be found shelved with Juvenile Biographies at Lake County Library’s Redbud Library.

Originally posted to the Facebook page of the Lake County Library