December 29, 2012 at 4:37 am #606059
A few weeks ago I somehow managed to surf to a documentary on Temple Grandin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ycu3JFRrA (I believe it’s in 5 parts).
I can’t stop thinking about how inspirational she is so thought I’d share. I’ve found many don’t have a clue about her, whereas others, like my son, know all about her. No one told me!
Anyway, I’d seen this strange, quirky woman (man?) passing through on a few animal shows I’d viewed and always was like, “Who the heck is that oddball? What’s her deal? Etc.” Now I know and am totally smitten.
Following the documentary I watched the movie about her (Claire Danes plays her), also available for some reason in full on YouTube. And then I watched a few of her lectures and Q&As, also on YouTube. Suddenly, she became the most commonsense human in the world.
One note of caution: Her profession involves the meat industry, so if you object to carnivorism, you might not be so in awe. Don’t want to offend anyone by leading him/her unwittingly into that world.December 29, 2012 at 5:17 am #781223December 29, 2012 at 5:32 am #781224
Temple Grandin is coming to Seattle to speak at Town Hall at 8th and Seneca on May 20, 2013. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday. I’m betting they’ll be very popular..December 29, 2012 at 5:39 am #781225December 30, 2012 at 1:34 am #781226
Thank you, Miss Jan! You are a great one for scoping out the info on the Interwebz. I plan on being at the keyboard when the tickets are released. Let me know if you’d like me to nab one or two for you while I’m there. My treat. And if you need a lift for the event just let me know!
And thanks for the book idea. Been looking for a page-turner.
Like I said, smitten. I’ve been adding a lot of “What would Temple do?” as I run into decision-making. :-)December 30, 2012 at 1:41 am #781227
(BTW, Jan … I’d offered up some meals for you during your recovery. Those threads seem buried now. Let me know if you’re craving key lime pie or Italian something, and I’ll see what I can come up with given any restrictions. Have some work down time, so looking for fun and productive things to do that keep me away from house chores I should be doin’.)
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