‘Special interest’ vs obsession 

The diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s/autism includes the tendency toward: “Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus … More

Omg, I’m pedantic, too.  Kind of. Part 2

So…in the last post, I mentioned that I’m sort of pedantic.  And apparently, I’m not alone!   In that last … More

Taking the ‘pity’ out of ‘serendipity’ 

I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that up until last night, I didn’t know what the word “serendipity” meant.  I actually … More

The Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ the next evolutionary step?

The first time I heard this theory, it came from my partner, many years ago.  As usual, the threads of … More

Asperger’s / autism, genetics, & MIT ~ Part 4: A (mistaken) “utopia”

So MIT wants to erase autism. What would the leftover world look like?

Asperger’s / autism, genetics, & MIT ~ Part 2: Jurautistic Park (nature likes us!)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has received funding to establish a brand-spankin’-new $20-million-dollar autism research wing.  This makes me … More