Which One Is It?

Probably the biggest piece of baggage I carry is this one that I can’t identify a consistent answer on. Some days, I really enjoy helping people. Other days, I hate people. I really stick to the idea I like to help people. That’s what I do. I want to make it better. I want people … Read moreWhich One Is It?

Diagnosis and Self-Awareness

It’s funny, in a dry, dark manner, that I missed writing last week for “Take The Mask Off”. Why? Because it was about burnout. And I feel like with everything on my plate right now, I’m flirting on the edge of burnout. Not only did I not write, I didn’t do a podcast either. Not … Read moreDiagnosis and Self-Awareness

Four-Way Stop: What’s up with “End Autism Now”???; and Hacker Summer Camp by proxy

So this week, the audio is a little wonky. Sorry. I’m going to get a small mixer when I have the money. Avoiding talking about mental health again, because it hits a little more to the core than I would like. However, we need to drown out these “End Autism Now” idiots. Also, living Las … Read moreFour-Way Stop: What’s up with “End Autism Now”???; and Hacker Summer Camp by proxy

Masking & Mental Health

Masking is just another form of isolation that fancies itself a tool of social reciprocity.   I apologize ahead of time as I am not a research writer, but I have read plenty about the effects isolation has on the human psyche. Look no further than in prisons that contain solitary housing units. Isolation has … Read moreMasking & Mental Health

Four-Way Stop: Stimming

Sorry, I wasn’t impressed with the audio quality this week myself. I’ll do better with it next week. Recorded 6-8 more minutes, but just wasn’t feeling putting the extra out there. So, talking briefly about stimming and how it relates to masking.  

What is Stimming?

Week two of the #TakeTheMaskOff campaign is about stimming. This is another one of those subjects that others can claim “EVERYONE DOES THIS!” So let’s start from the beginning of the lesson. What is a stim? It is a self-stimulating behavior or action. Yes, everyone does it. You often hear it referred to more often … Read moreWhat is Stimming?

Four-Way Stop: #TakeTheMaskOff The Problems When Your Mask Comes Off

So this podcast is a promised follow-up from my #TakeTheMaskOff post from earlier in the week… What are the dangers you run in to when you take the mask off?

What Is Masking?

What is masking? What’s it like to wear “the mask”? When I think about these questions, my mind is brought to the traditional lucha libre wrestling in Mexico. Nearly every professional wrestler in Mexico starts out wearing a mask. The mask is sacred. The mask is their identity. They not only wear the mask in … Read moreWhat Is Masking?

Four Way Stop: Random Thoughts

Sometimes, being an autistic individual means your thoughts aren’t coherent to others. In this podcast, I just sat down and talked. No script. Truly some random thoughts this evening. I tried to make it coherent. Also, here is the link to the recipe I talked about in the first part of the podcast.

Four Way Stop: Traffic Snafu

In my first entry, I talk about the headache that is the traffic in my hometown. What I wouldn’t give to drive in more predictable traffic. I didn’t mean to name the podcast after a driving thing and then talk about driving on the first one, but apparently I did.