“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Oscar Wilde “Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.” Sarah J Maas It has been a while since I last wrote on here and that is because I have been busy.Continue reading “On Emotion”
One thing that I have always classed as an idiosyncrasy is my detestation of strong smells. I don’t mean in the sense of being down in a sewer or the acrid stench of death but normal, everyday smells. For example, I cannot go into shops like Lush or Body Shop or even specialist perfume shopsContinue reading “Sensory Overstimulation”
Most of the time when I am not doing things that I have to do or putting off the things that I should do I can be found reading. This is not too surprising given that I am a Teacher of English and both my parents were bookworms. Well, they were people but they bothContinue reading “On Reading”
Apparently, a major feature of Asperger’s Syndrome is saying inappropriate things at the worst possible time. This is something I have a long and less than noble history of. I am not going to go through loads of examples as there simply isn’t enough time but it is the symptom that I recognise the mostContinue reading “Saying Inappropriate Things”
Next weekend I am doing two things that I have looked forward to for a long time. Firstly, I am taking my son on to his first football match. Then I am attending a new writer’s group in the centre of Liverpool. I will be taking some of my own writing as well. The firstContinue reading “Football and Writer’s Clubs”
“To thy own self be true” Hamlet I like to bring all the latest, cutting edge research to these blogs and from only the most credible sources. A 2009 BBC report talked about a study done to/ on people with ASD which found that when engaged in activities that required a high level of self-awarenessContinue reading “To thine own self”
It was the second night of the Reading and Leeds festival I was at the Leeds site and it was late at night. All around me thousands of fans were heading back to their tents, to their campfires, their warm beers and weed. A string of yellow bulbs hung from posts on either side ofContinue reading “On Being Alone”
“Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing.” Nora Roberts “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” Roger Ebert. At this moment in time my son is watching two wasps. Both of these wasps have been sprayed with quite a lot of insect killer. One of theContinue reading “On Empathy”
Some days I do not like the thought of being autistic. Hopefully, this is not too much of a controversial statement. It is, however, how I feel. This feeling can be explained by several factors. Some of these factors might be fairly obvious and some of these may only exist in the blank space behindContinue reading “Some days I dislike the idea of being Autistic”
“Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid” Ugo Betti “Like memory it has disappeared, naked and lonely with my fears” Manic Street Preachers My mother has dementia. She will forget where she is and why she is there. She will forget who she has spoken to and what the conversation wasContinue reading “Forgetting and Autism”
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