Catholics Deserve Real Reform

I’m an angry man. I’ve learned to diffuse it somewhat by being the first to laugh at, well, anything. I also rush to make jokes, perhaps too irreverently and “too soon,” people will sometimes say as they slam the door behind them.

When, for whatever reason, the ancient history of my high school years comes up, my first instinct is to break out the pedophile gags. This is likely because I’m not terribly funny and in need of new material, and, I guess, it’s my way of dealing with the fact that I went to a Christian Brothers school in Sydney where several of the brothers were prone to diddling the kids.

New Wave Techies in Training

Debate has raged for years about why there has been explosion in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders but an indisputable fact is hundreds of thousands of those special needs kids will be looking for a job in the next decade.

Since relatively uniform monitoring was introduced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2000, the number of children with ASD conditions such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder has grown by about 120 percent. One in 150 American kids was estimated to be on the spectrum in 2002. By 2010 it was one in 68.  Similar increases have been detected in many other countries.