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Asperger’s, Max, and Me
Monday, 11 Feb, 2019
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.

Don’t Give Away Free Programs
Sunday, 7 Sep, 2014
Don’t Give Away Free Programs

Offering free programs to prospects is a massive waste of resource: not only are you trying to get prospects you don’t know to spend time they don’t have to do

The good news/bad news about not understanding rules
Thursday, 7 Jun, 2012
The good news/bad news about not understanding rules

I was thinking today about…

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. […]

Bank fraud sucks for everyone except those who need the money
Tuesday, 20 Sep, 2011
Bank fraud sucks for everyone except those who need the money

I recently got a call from my VISA vendor, telling me they wanted to check on some charges. Seems someone stole, and used, my credit card number: Chase got curious when I apparently was getting my nails done in Austin at the same time I was on a spending spree in Richardson, Texas, a place I”ve never been […]