Autism is *not* “bad parenting”

I’m an autistic adult.  I was also a generally well-behaved child.  My mum had a near-endless supply of patience, and … More

The “Brain-Crush”

Recently, I wrote about some of the unconventional types of affinity I feel for other people, and some of the … More

The fondness spectrum

In the neurotypical world, there is generally a limited gradient in terms of the type and intensity of fondness that … More

(Rambling thoughts on) Asperger’s / autism and love

It’s been almost a year since I stumbled upon the fact that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum.  Right away, everything … More

Asperger’s / autism and suicide… (from one perspective)

This may be a dark post.  Therefore, I’m issuing a potential Trigger Alert for those with depression, those who have … More

How it feels to find your Tribe

Seven and a half months ago, I attended a professional conference.  The subject material appealed to a small-but-growing niche of … More

Asperger’s / autism and depression…

Depression, for me, has always been like a big, gaping hole in the ground.  If I’m careful and I watch … More