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Good with computers?

I remember a John Callahan cartoon of a man begging on a street corner with a little sign: "Please help! I’m blind and black but not musical". There has been more and more about employing autistics in recent years, but almost every time I read something about that I am reminded of that cartoon. A... Continue Reading →

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Aspie Moments: Peeking out from behind the mask

Last week I was at a workshop. Two dozen museum professionals and volunteers gathered to learn something new. It was a fairly relaxed setup with most of us seated around a big table with the speakers at the front giving Powerpoint presentations. On the side was a double hotplate with two coffee pots, and we... Continue Reading →

Aspie Moments: The Conference

This is a slightly longer story than just a “moment”, but I’ve been using this header to indicate that I’m going to talk about something specific that’s been happening in my life. On one weekend in October, I had a double whammy: first, a work-related conference, and then a weekend meeting of one of the... Continue Reading →

Mask or Me?

There has been a bit of a buzz on the internet this month about ‘taking the mask off’. There is even a hashtag #takethemaskoff. I have read a couple of posts about it. And I have been thinking about my own situation. Do I mask? I would say, of course I do. I call it... Continue Reading →

A Word On Words

Since I’ve been blogging for over a year now, I thought it was time I laid out my position on the various autism-related words I’ve been using. This is also partly in reaction to a post on the Liberty of Thinking blog, and this post on Autism and Expectations, but also in general to all the other... Continue Reading →

Blue Sunday

This weekend was a bit of a disappointment to say the least, and I’m going to write a whole post about it because it’s my blog and I can! My mood has been only just about okay-ish all week – my mood tracker tells me that it’s been "meh" most days, with a dip into... Continue Reading →

Self-care or chickening out?

So, here’s the situation: the museum I work for has lent a large, valuable item to another museum several hundred miles away. Months of work have gone into the organisation of this loan, but now the borrower’s exhibition is about to open, and, as a courtesy, I have been invited to the opening event. I... Continue Reading →

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