Archive for November, 2009

your dreams will be reduced down to breathing, and you will be grateful

The thing about not-being-a-person is: They will say those people and the price of being a person is to nod and agree that yes, those people aren’t people at all. They will have no idea who they are talking to. You yourself will start to forget, too. They will say a million small things that sow the seeds for violence done against you, and you will smile and let them. You will do math, constantly. How much do I want to be a person today? How much do I want this project to succeed? How much honesty can I afford? How much dishonesty will kill me? What is the cost of coming out? Is there a way to delay, soften, transmute? How long can I survive as half a person? Ever since the world ended ... I don't go out as much. People that I once befriended, just don't bother to stay in touch. Things that used to seem so splendid, don't really matter today. It's just as well the world ended -- it wasn't working anyway. Your dreams will be reduced down to breathing. [Read More]

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Writing these daily entries, I discover something new almost as often as I record something I’ve earlier discovered. A year ago this is what I collected connected to the hypotheses or prediction...[Read More]

on 11/30/09 | 1 Comment | Read More

Reverse Van Winkle

For all that I’m still learning something new every week about what’s been happening with autism in society over the last decade or so, that fact itself provides me with a perspective that is like...[Read More]

on 11/27/09 | 2 Comments | Read More

Somali Children in Minnesota and Autism

A child’s lifelong maturation rates are set several weeks before birth by the mother’s testosterone levels. A mother with high testosterone gives birth to low testosterone males and high testoster...[Read More]

on 11/25/09 | 2 Comments | Read More

Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreaming is the process of being aware that you are dreaming while you are dreaming. The study of lucid dreaming was popularized by Carlos Castaneda. Scientist Stephen LeBerge conducted researc...[Read More]

on 11/24/09 | 1 Comment | Read More

Autism, Dance, Performance and Mirroring

Jacqui Russell is the artistic director of Chicago Children's Theater. My good friend Arnold April mentioned to me the unique program that Jacqui manages at Agassiz Elementary School in Chicago, ...[Read More]

on 11/23/09 | 1 Comment | Read More

Autistic Genius: Real or Imaginary?

I’ve run across a couple of other writers recently who’ve made efforts to debunk the notion of autistic genius, and since I’ve been one to lean heavily on the idea that “autistic intelligence,...[Read More]

on 11/20/09 | No Comments | Read More

Neurodiversity’s Neighboring Conditions

I’ve sometimes wondered what a theory of human personality and psychotherapeutic intervention would look like if contemporary psychodynamic theory was based on a theory of human evolution that embra...[Read More]

on 11/18/09 | 2 Comments | Read More

Rush to the Beginning

It has been observed that a human baby displays many of the characteristics of an embryo in the womb. The infant is unable to slumber longer in the dark or he or she would not be able to depart. Their...[Read More]

on 11/17/09 | 3 Comments | Read More

Neurodiversity Deep Sea Diving

We live in a society that believes that it is pragmatic to presuppose that consciousness is contingent upon evolutionary conditions that led to its emergence. Self awareness occurred by chance. Acad...[Read More]

on 11/16/09 | No Comments | Read More

Time for this Elephant to Leave this Circus

Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and Limbo.  Those were the four big places to go. The weirdest of all was Limbo.  Limbo was where they sent unbaptized babies.  The reasoning was, “It wasn’t their f...[Read More]

on 11/13/09 | 6 Comments | Read More

Abortion, Female Infanticide and Autism

Male control of the female body is a hallmark of a patrifocal society, the Right Wing and hierarchical societies. It is no mistake that the contemporary Republican Party has its roots in the anti-abor...[Read More]

on 11/11/09 | 2 Comments | Read More

Neurodiversity and Speech

A conundrum frequently reveals itself during my observations of left-handed people. An answer to this riddle seems to be connected to an understanding of how bridges, brain bridges, are made. Lefti...[Read More]

on 11/9/09 | 4 Comments | Read More


There is a short story I read years ago that I’ve always remembered as a tiny masterpiece of irony.  It was set among what are sometimes called First Nations people, but viewed with a slightly diff...[Read More]

on 11/6/09 | 2 Comments | Read More

Autism’s Female

Autism researchers such as Simon Baron-Cohen have noted a pattern. The mother’s testosterone levels influence the likelihood of a child having autism. The higher the mother’s testosterone level, t...[Read More]

on 11/4/09 | 1 Comment | Read More

Neurodiversity, Neuropsychology and Evolution

In ancient cultures across the world, there are myths describing a time when women controlled society with a magic more powerful than men’s. These stories go on to describe that there is a loss of t...[Read More]

on 11/2/09 | No Comments | Read More