Autism: The Myths, the Good, and the Bad of a Late Adult Diagnosis

INTRODUCTIONIn late 2017, just before my 53rd birthday, I got tested and received my diagnosis of Level 1 Autism, formerly known as High-Functioning Autism, formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome. I can’t say why they got rid of the Asperger’s label. As for “High-Functioning,” that label is going away partially because it’s ableist. But it’s alsoContinue reading “Autism: The Myths, the Good, and the Bad of a Late Adult Diagnosis”

Toxic Media: It Is NOT A Wonderful Life

INTRODUCTIONWhen you spend enough time in therapy, you start to see things in the wild that are of concern when it comes to mental health and engaging in healthy thinking in general. It’s like buying a new red station wagon, where you drive down the street and you see every single red station wagon. Previously,Continue reading “Toxic Media: It Is NOT A Wonderful Life”

Three Tales of Future Faking [Narcissism]

INTRODUCTIONI watched Dr. Ramani’s video about 11 Tactics for Not Allowing Narcissists Into Your Life in the First Place, and shared the video in the link. These are issues that she lists off as “gatekeeper” boundaries to set for additional safety and protection from Narcissists. She mentioned one thing that struck a particular tone withContinue reading “Three Tales of Future Faking [Narcissism]”

A Word About Flying Monkeys, and More Details on My Narcissist Experiences

NOTE: I give a political example of Narcissism and Flying Monkeys early in this document. However, I get into other examples beyond that. This is NOT a political post. That said, when writing about Narcissists and Flying Monkeys, this particular event in American History is impossible to ignore. INTRODUCTIONIn the past, I have written aboutContinue reading “A Word About Flying Monkeys, and More Details on My Narcissist Experiences”

Some Scheduled, Controlled Weekend Time Travel

INTRODUCTIONI’ve written about “time travel” before, covering the dangers of engaging in such an activity. The most dangerous time travel activity involves seeking out people from your past and engaging with them in a way where you’re picking up where you left off. That might literally be my Autism talking. The least dangerous forms ofContinue reading “Some Scheduled, Controlled Weekend Time Travel”

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”

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