Category Archives: Relationships

An autistic rules the world (and vice-versa)

Earlier tonight I asked my wife a if she needed anything from me before she went to bed.  She was brushing her teeth at the time and gave me a thumbs-up gesture which I took to mean “No, I’m good.” … Continue reading

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All that in 5 seconds?

You ask, I answer! A new Q&A post on the Ask An Aspie blog. Continue reading

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Can I just be a functioning autistic?

My response to ‘Why This “High-Functioning” Autistic Really Wishes You’d Shut Up About High-Functioning Autistics’ (original linked from my post). Continue reading

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Friendship, filters and fireworks

What a rough day.  My best friend needed some surgery and I agreed to pick him up from the hospital, take him home and stick around until he was able to get around on his own.  I was to wait … Continue reading

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Intense world, in theory and practice

A few days ago I stumbled across an article describing Kamila and Henry Markram’s Intense World theory of autism (more formally described in their own article).  This, to me, was like finding the key to unlock a treasure.  Intense World … Continue reading

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The humility/noteriety spectrum

The first part of my life could be described as a long string of attention-seeking incidents. Some of them, like getting bitten in the head by a big dog at the age of 4, didn’t start out that way but … Continue reading

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I never would have guessed you’re autistic

Prior to starting this blog I wrote about my Asperger’s on an as-needed basis.  When I mentioned it at all, it was peripheral to the story.  I didn’t try to avoid it, nor to keep it a secret, but didn’t … Continue reading

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