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Work, Asperger’s, Fun, and The Future
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011
Work, Asperger’s, Fun, and The Future

I wake up each morning determined that nothing will bother me today. I go into the shower where I feel safe – I breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that there is nothing I can do wrong there, that I can’t break some sort of rule, or get annoyed by a seemingly inane proceedure that everyone else finds […]

Communicating and working with Aspergers
Tuesday, 27 Sep, 2011
Communicating and working with Aspergers

There is an important NLP premise I hold dear: the meaning of the communication is the response it elicits, separate from my intent.
I believe the truth in this dictum completely, down through my bones. That belief, however is rather poignant, given my communications problems: as an Asperger’s sufferer I sometimes unwittingly communicate in ways that harm, confuse, or annoy. […]

I’m a Diva
Tuesday, 17 May, 2011
I’m a Diva

I’m a Diva. With my super-short hair, my unique style, my ginormous eyes, and my obvious attitude, it’s easy to spot. That, and

the number of paparazzi that continually follow my every move as I slave at my computer all day;
the millions in my bank account – although obviously, someone at the bank has a digit or two wrong, because […]

Asperger’s, Max, and Me
Tuesday, 26 Apr, 2011
Asperger’s, Max, and Me

I am addicted to the TV show Parenthood. In it, a 12-ish-year-old boy named Max has Asperger’s.

The joy and confusion of turning 65
Tuesday, 15 Feb, 2011
The joy and confusion of turning 65

When my mom turned 65, I was 37 and newly married to my second husband (who was 25. See? I was always a trend-setter – or a Dirty Old Lady). And my mom was old. Old, Old, Old. She was saggy, chubby, achey, bumpy, and paring down her life  and activities to adjust for her age. Plus her […]

Christmas in Austin
Tuesday, 7 Dec, 2010
Christmas in Austin

Every year, on the first Saturday in December, Austin has one of it’s infamous ‘happenings.’ We close open our main thoroughfare to become a people’s space: carolers, cafes, open museums, restaurants offering free hot chocolate. Near the capital, a dozen or more local vendors sell their jams and candles and T-shirts so people can buy […]