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An Evening at the Theatre

I went with a neutral, non-attention-grabbing wording for my headline, but I can tell you that it was a big thing for me to go the theatre. I never go to the theatre! I used to, but I learned 15 years ago that directors will always, always find an opportunity for a character to pull... Continue Reading →

Running on fumes

I’ve been re-thinking Spoon Theory and how it applies to me recently. I wrote about spoons before, but I have come to the conclusion that Spoon Theory doesn’t really reflect what I experience. The way I understand it, you start the day with a set number of spoons, and when you have used them all... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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