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 #13: Show Some Respect

I love the show The Big Bang Theory. It’s riddled with stereotypes, racist jokes, sexist attitudes, and dating tropes, but I love it anyway. Call it a guilty pleasure. I identify with most of the characters in some way so that’s a major factor. Continue reading “Ramble #13: Show Some Respect”

Ramble #11: I have a spoon to pick with you

By now, you’ve surely heard someone say they’re out of spoons. They just don’t have enough spoons to deal with any more things. Spoons. Gone. Going to hibernate now. Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. The expression has become so ubiquitous that most people don’t know what it really means or where it comes from. To paraphrase a legend: You keep using this phrase but I do not think it means what you think it means. Let me refresh your memory. Continue reading “Ramble #11: I have a spoon to pick with you”

Ramble #10: Trusting my Perceptions

A couple of months ago I stood up to someone who was being rude to me in a group social situation. This was a noteworthy event. It shouldn’t have been, but it was. While I can’t be sure that it’s the first time I’ve ever done it, it’s certainly the first time I can remember. It was a revolutionary moment, one that changed the entire course of the evening and may have changed me forever but it wouldn’t have happened at all if I hadn’t realized a key thing about myself. Continue reading “Ramble #10: Trusting my Perceptions”

Ramble #9: Climbing the Ladder

Did you struggle with math in school? A lot of people do. We’ve been programmed for generations to believe that math is one of those things that you’re either good at or not good at, but what if that isn’t true? What if everyone can become good at it if only they’re taught it in small enough chunks and given a chance to succeed? Continue reading “Ramble #9: Climbing the Ladder”

Ramble #8: Majority Rules, part 2

In Ramble #7 I pointed out that the determination of ASD is based on the fact that the majority of people, the so-called neurotypicals, get to decide what constitutes normal. I started to imagine what our world might look like from a different perspective and I ended up writing a short story. Continue reading “Ramble #8: Majority Rules, part 2”