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.
I do not write about my Aspergers as a rule, nor about autism in general. My experience as an adult Aspie with four fellow autists in my family and some autistic friends is that we all are quite simply quite different. Many shades and colors on the spectrum. But I feel a need to talk … More Aspie Thoughts
The EDC kit is very popular right now among geeks and preppers but that s not why I carry one. I carry one because with my incredible severe allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, I am ALWAYS one chance encounter away from an emergency room. I’ve been refining this all year and here is what I … More My Every Day Carry Kit
If you have severe allergies like me you sometimes find yourself actually in need of odd things. Buying them can be difficult – shops rarely carry them, mail-order can be slow and difficult to search, and it is almost always expensive. So most of us get lazy and just go to Amazon, right? Since I … More Things ARE not always cheaper on Amazon!
So you love the holidays? Have you ever considered the rest of us? Got allergies, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities or Lyme? Then forget going out during the holiday season. Life is rough the rest of the year as well, but there is something about Christmas that really brings out the corporate and public need to fill … More Christmas stinks – literally and figuratively!
Feeling angry today. I have spent most of the last month a) seriously ill and b) more isolated than ever. One big lesson this month is that Facebook is really and profoundly a waste of time. It’s all social and no networking. You can talk about your kitty and get a million hits; and … More Zero tolerance policy for hypocrites