On Emotion

“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”

On Reading

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”

To thine own self

“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”

On Being Alone

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”

On Empathy

“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”

Forgetting and Autism

“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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