I’m starting a blog. Who knows where it will lead? Be afraid, be very very afraid.


I’ve had so many thoughts bumping around in my brain that I figured it was time to write them down and share them.They cover a range of topics, from autism to knitting, from cycling toliving with chronic illness, from politics to parenting, and who knows what else. I don’t really have a big plan for how this will go, so it could end up being very random. I’m pretty sure it will all come together over time because that’s generally how these things work. Bear with me while I get the hang of things and work the kinks out.      IMG_20170313_134638201_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg

Ramble #4: Letting my children ramble unsupervised

At the time Ramu and I were house hunting, not quite a year after we got married, we weren’t sure yet whether we wanted children. Just in case we did, though, we bought in a central area with easy access to shopping, amenities, public transit, entertainment, schools, and bicycle paths. OK, that last might have been more for me than for any future children.

I remember saying at the time that I don’t consider being a chauffeur to be part of a parent’s job description. We were not only free-range parents before the term was invented, we were free-range parents before we were parents!  Continue reading “Ramble #4: Letting my children ramble unsupervised”

Ramble #2: Back to School

Everything went great with the kids this morning. Poindexter started grade 11, Snerfle started grade 7. Ramu is off work this week so we said goodbye to Poindexter, drove Snerfle to school, and then ran a few errands. Now we’re relaxing at home until it’s time to pick Snerfle up.

Relaxing! In my wildest dreams, this is not how I ever imagined today would go. Continue reading “Ramble #2: Back to School”

Ramble #1: Let’s talk about the spectrum

You’re probably wondering about my tag line “ramblings of a low functioning neurotypical”.Or maybe not. If you’re reading this on your phone, you might not even be seeing it. I need to figure out how to fix that. But anyway … Continue reading “Ramble #1: Let’s talk about the spectrum”