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?

The Silence Is Deafening

For a human being, the sound of silence is golden. It is a peaceful retreat that one does not get to experience often. Silence is a life goal. For me, silence is a harsh prison sentence. The sound of silence is deafening to me. We’re not just talking about aural silence. We’re talking visual, tactile, … Read moreThe Silence Is Deafening

How’s that again?

There has been a glut of people in the autistic community talking online lately about people that say “you don’t look autistic”. I’m here to say that I agree people are wrong in saying this. I’m also here to say that it is our job as autistic people to then educate them. We’ve all heard … Read moreHow’s that again?

I only ask for one thing…

Following up “Managing Manic“… I’m thankful for digital health records these days. When I got my chart for my last visit to the doctor, I was obviously pissed. The visit before, I had told him I was autistic. He guffawed slightly and said at most he thought I had ADHD. So then after daring to … Read moreI only ask for one thing…

Managing Manic

A follow-up post to “In Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal“… Missed a dose last night. Out of curiosity, skipped a dose this morning. I was originally bothered by my manic episode. Now I want to know more. How is it that people can be manic for days on end and not only endure, … Read moreManaging Manic

In Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal…

So the other day when I was chest deep in a manic episode I had never experienced before, I had been watching “Good Morning Vietnam.” I was never really allowed to see the movie as a kid. Now I understand why my parents chose to keep me from it. My wife had asked me to … Read moreIn Which Robin Williams Is My Spirit Animal…

I think about starting over…

I think about starting over… So, I have been writing out in the open. I feel like I need to be open with what I have to say, because it is important for others to learn and understand what goes on in the mind of an autistic individual. But this is something I’d rather keep … Read moreI think about starting over…

Patience

I was raised in a religious family. So, often, the situations God places us in for our own good, the good of others, or to teach us something was (and is) a subject brought up in conversation. I had my mother bring this up to me the other day in a conversation I was having … Read morePatience