(TL;DR being short was not a handicap – now read the rest.) My younger brother, Daniel was next on my gift hit list. What to say about Daniel? He’s brilliant, introverted (nearly hermitic), kind to cats, a touch OCD, cute in a short dude way, and a collector of all sorts of fandom memorabilia. My … More Cabinet of Curiosity and a Round of Applause
If you are like me and live in one of America’s Southern cities then you really come to dread the Summer commute…and rightly so. Every year the Highway Patrol reports a certain number of accidents and injuries related to heat especially during July and August when temperatures can reach 90-106 degrees Fahrenheit. So this blog … More Surviving the Summer Commute
So it is currently very popular among a certain sector of the male population to carry EDC kits – or Every Day Carry kits – and these kits range from the minimalist to the maximalist, with some people carrying a key ring of small tools and others resorting to the man bag to carry their … More EDC and curiosity – a lazy man’s post
In our culture there is a sad tendency to focus the entirety of our lives around what we are supposed to do. Our various duties. But what if I told you that there are no real duties? That you really do have a choice about how you live your life and about what will best … More Your Job vs Your Dream – the Duty vs Desire Myth
Some tips I’ve learned this week. Using a potato masher will help make thicker chili – mash the beans to allow the starches within into the cooking water blend. Put 1 cup of cooked rice and 1/2 cup of water into your roasting pan when making turkey – the turkey flavors the rice and … More Short cooking post – week’s tips
Start your prep the day before the interview. Know who you are talking to. Do some research. Google them. Know about the company. Find their web page and read it. Clean out your car…many companies will check out your vehicle for cleanliness and hints as to your personality. Remove any tools, toys or clutter that … More How to Get the Job – (An autism specific listicle)
This is something I have been agonizing over the last few months, and which actually resulted in the loss of one of my jobs. (A loss that turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it happens as it got me out of a situation where I was being used and manipulated by a … More Honesty versus transparency.
Here is an example of a truly excellent problem solving method for dealing with problem people, and all you need is a pen and paper or a computer with word processing or spreedsheet capability. If you have that person in your life who is draining you of time or energy or finances this is a … More Problem People in Your Life and How to Deal With Them
HOW TO ENTER A ROOM LIKE A BOSS (A short practical guide for Aspies ) Have a dressing ritual. NEVER sleep in your clothes for the next day. (I do this but never before a formal appt.) Choose the clothes the night before. Make sure they are clean and ironed if need be Put them … More An Aspie’s Short Guide To Entering A Room Like A Boss
As many of my readers know I was diagnosed with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism as a teen. What you may not know is that I recently began working as a private tutor (volunteer to negligible pay) specializing in working with my fellow autistic beings. In doing so I fell into a dark and gluey world of labels, procedures, … More Autism speaks – and is condescended to.