Friday, January 30, 2009

A 'Foggy' Blogger Provides Two (OK, Five) More Links

Image: Spring Flowers and a Light Therapy Lamp might just provide some relief from the winter blues!
Back in The Bloggy Groove

Please Answer Question at the End of Paragraph: I'm still here! It's been a week since I last posted. I did want to leave the last post about Justin up a little longer than I usually leave up a new post, but the truth is I'm having trouble deciding how to follow up the post on the artist. The big question is: should I stay with art or should I move to a theme that deals with topic of providing parental support to a person with autism? What sounds more interesting?

My Confession: I'm fighting the annual brain fog that comes with this time of year. Hopefully, this is a temporary condition. I might have a slight case of Seasonal Affective Disorder or it could come be that I'm underwhelmed with the isolation that comes with being a stay at home mother in a time of year when frigid temperatures inspires one to stay in the house most of the time. At least I know I'm not alone.

According to this Time article, a researcher has found that the third Monday of January is the day of the year we are all likely to be depressed. However, the same article asserts that a look at web searching behavior indicates that November is the month we are all most likely to be down. So is it the the month when the holidays start to go into full swing or is it the month after the holidays when we are all depressed? I'm too foggy headed to answer this one right now!!

At Last the Promised Links: Justin's mom suggested that I add a link to my sidebar that will take readers to a link to the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (D.J.F.F.). This foundation provides grants to programs all over the world that serves adolescents and adults. It is definitely worth checking out. The site is listed under Helpful Links and can be found on the sidebar to the right.

The second link is also related to my previous post. The program, Arts Unbound, which has benefited from the D.J.F.F. supports adult artists (and emerging artists as well) from New Jersey with various challenges. The best part of the Arts Unbound Site is their Artist Profile Section, which I'd like to suggest as a worthwhile read. All of their artists have inspiring stories.

P.S. Don't forget to answer my question from the first paragraph! : )

P.S.S. The fifth link is one that has also been recently added to the Helpful Links sections on my sidebar. The link is for fellow Michiganders and will lead them to the Autism Society of Michigan.


Casdok said...

Your question is a difficult one! Art is a very inspiring theme, but providing parental support is also interesting.
Hope your brain fog clears soon and i look forward to what ever you decide!

DJ Kirkby said...

In answer to your question I think you should do a bit of blogging about both. I think your SAD lamp is lovely to look at, ours looks like a tiny version of a vertical sunbed...

Anonymous said...

Only you can decide. (I am (in)famous for not answering questions like that. Ahem.)

Here's another link on art by children with autism (not mine):

Also, I do not see this person's link in the blogs by parents -

Why not?

Jules said...

To: Casdok, DJKirkby, and therextras,

Thanks for responding although it looks like you are all leaving it up to me. Sigh.

Something has come up though and I might put off covering both of my proposed topics for a week or more.

P.S. Thanks for the links, though don't usually publish urls in my comment section to avoid getting spammed. Since the two provided in this comment section seem to be non spammy I'll go ahead and publish them--this time. ; )

P.S.S. I don't have a parent bloglist list yet though I might create one in the future.