Hi, How Are You?

INTRODUCTIONWhen I wake up in the morning, sometimes I’ll read through articles on my phone, in the Google news aggregator. Of course, there are stories from the day, as well as articles about mental health. There are even advice columns, such as the old-school Dear Abby, and the relatively new and similar Dear Annie. InContinue reading “Hi, How Are You?”

The Paradox of the Adult Autistic Brain

INTRODUCTIONThere isn’t really much in the way of information to be found when it comes to the adult Autistic brain and aging. Most of what can be found online involves Autism in children. Add this to information I’ve received from experts, and it paints a picture that is odd and confusing, because it seems thatContinue reading “The Paradox of the Adult Autistic Brain”

Autism and Work: To Disclose or Not

INTRODUCTIONWith all of the issues that come with a diagnosis of Autism, there is the seemingly unanswerable question surrounding the issue of whether or not you should disclose your Autistic status. Arguments have been made in favor of both sides, and I’m working on figuring it out. I’ll be posting one example of each, andContinue reading “Autism and Work: To Disclose or Not”

Dying: You’re Doing It Right Now

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is important to understand what this IS, and what IS NOT. This is an entry about the process of death, and the acknowledgement of related processes that are not physical or biological. This IS NOT support or encouragement of taking one’s own life. If you are having those types of thoughts andContinue reading “Dying: You’re Doing It Right Now”

Meeting Carmine Appice and Ozzy Osbourne [and an Autism Angle]

INTRODUCTIONIt’s early 1984 and I have returned to my college dorm room after Christmas break during my freshman year of college at Ball State University. Shorty after getting unpacked, I get a phone call from my marimba professor, Richard Paul. I had started studying drums with Richard Paul around 1978-79, at the Paul Mueller StudioContinue reading “Meeting Carmine Appice and Ozzy Osbourne [and an Autism Angle]”

Checking My Personal White Privilege

INTRODUCTIONFor years, I have heard people tell others to “check your privilege.” It has been long enough that I have decided to check my own “white privilege.” Do I have it? Does it exist? Let’s find out. I first learned about how others viewed my skin tone when I moved to LA and lived onContinue reading “Checking My Personal White Privilege”

Visiting The Weed Doctor

If nothing else, I figured that this might be an interesting story for some. INTRODUCTIONIn America, some states have legalized or decriminalized cannabis [marijuana]. It varies from state to state. I fought hard in the 90s and 2000s to get cannabis legalized in California. For a while, only medicinal was available. This meant that youContinue reading “Visiting The Weed Doctor”

Finding the Positive Within the Negative, Reacting, and Responding

In school, you are first taught a lesson and then tested. But in life, you are tested first, and THEN taught a lesson. INTRODUCTIONI have read that it takes FIVE positive thoughts or incidents to offset only ONE that is negative. Our brains have a bias toward the negative. I don’t know why, but suspectContinue reading “Finding the Positive Within the Negative, Reacting, and Responding”

My COVID-19 Anger

In the wee hours of the new year, I was awake and washing dishes, when a ceramic bowl hit the edge of the counter and EXPLODED in my hands. Both hands were shredded and bleeding profusely. For a moment, I thought, “Well, I COULD go get a bandage and do something about it. But theContinue reading “My COVID-19 Anger”

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