Four-Way Stop: No, Fireworks, Art, & Asthma

This week has felt boring, with the exception that I (along with others) had to sign a NDA at work for possible things happening. Shortest podcast yet!

Silently Yelling

It was just another day when it began. I didn’t have the most demanding job in the world. My responsibility? I fixed things when no one else could. My ability? I’m autistic. However, no one in the company knows this. It did not seem something to be discussed because there was low possibility I would … Read moreSilently Yelling

Four-Way Stop: “V” is for Vulcans, Vanilla Ice, Big Van Vader, & Vinnie Paul

A simple action of washing my hands has me thinking backwards…so, a little nostalgia trip for you on this day late podcast.

Four-Way Stop: Grandpa Ozzy, U2 Is Your Praise Band

Feeling better after last week’s darker focus. I hope everyone else is, too. In this episode, I watch a new show, and I speculate on why a famous rock band sounds like the music you find at some churches.

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.

AAM – Day 30 (Acceptance means…)

There is so much movement in the diversity and inclusion front these days. Some of it is token and not worth the paper the press release came on. Others are making concerted efforts to take D&I seriously. The only thing I would do different is make sure D&I ropes in EVERYONE. Gender, ethnicity, disability, neuro-type… … Read moreAAM – Day 30 (Acceptance means…)

AAM – Day 29 (Famous Autistics)

Just a smattering of famous autistics (that everyone would recognize as famous)… Anthony Hopkins is the genius behind many roles, including Hannibal Lecter. Dan Aykroyd is a comedy legend that has always been quirky. Tim Burton, who is self-diagnosed, is known for directing movies about subject matters some might find odd, but they always make … Read moreAAM – Day 29 (Famous Autistics)

AAM – Day 28 (Dealing with meltdowns)

I will be perfectly honest. I don’t think I handle meltdowns in a solid manner. Granted, it is a meltdown. Who does? The key is to know you’re about to cross that threshold, and then stop the direction you’re going in once you realize that. I, on the other hand, don’t see it coming until … Read moreAAM – Day 28 (Dealing with meltdowns)

AAM – Day 27 (Identity Language)

First, I will say that I support an autistic person’s right to choose if they will be identified with person-first language or identity-first language. Second, I will say that in multiple polls, an overwhelming majority of autistic people indicate they prefer identity-first language. Third, I use and support identity-first language for autistic people. But I … Read moreAAM – Day 27 (Identity Language)