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Revenge of the Nerds

Nerds seem to having their cultural moment.  “The Big Bang Theory,” a show about four nerds and the women who love them, is the highest-rated scripted show on television and its star Jim Parsons has won four Emmys. 845 more words

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Derek H: A Brief Portrait of a Middle Aged Aspie


It had recently occurred to me that even though I have another post in this blog that talks about it,  I haven’t really discussed at length or in any prolonged detail something that serves as a significant identity in my life, ever since I found out about it back in 1996 when I read an article about a guy whose experiences in the workforce and in social situations mirrored mine. 889 more words

These phrases, and questions, are likely to confuse people with Asperger's. Unless confusing us is your goal (and why would you want to do that?), please consider alternate wordings.

Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves. 1,495 more words


The Safe Side: Managing the Fear-based Life

My mother has created iron-clad rules to fend off her fears. While we her children are familiar with many of these fears and their ameliorating rules, there are probably more that she keeps secret. 559 more words



Jam packed Sunday. But we had great fun. The sunshine returned, after a few days of rain. We love the sunshine, Lucy and I. I experimented with a few crochet flowers. 394 more words


I Need A Minute

Ever feel like you just need a minute? A minute to catch your breath, to unwind, to re-evaluate, to laugh, to cry, to do nothing……. 328 more words


Review: Ben Thorpe 'Illuminations' - "A solid debut offering from a promising artist"

Tracklisting: The Thump/Division/Call It Sweet/Down by the Valley/Retrospect/Pretty Little Colours/The Quartet/Like You & Lou/Cherry Picking/Porcupine Love/It’s Chemical/Illuminations

The male acoustic guitar-wielding singer-songwriter has practically become an entire genre in itself and effectively a whole sub-industry, thanks to the success of artists such as this year’s official soundtrack to summer Ed Sheeran (currently enjoying an unbroken eight-week run at number one in the album chart), Ben Howard, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra. 433 more words

Asperger's Syndrome