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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]

on 03/5/12 | 2 Comments | Read More

Normie (part two)

In a part of his brain that he seldom communicated with, but fortunately, was ultimately in charge, he knew that the only way he was going to be able to live and support himself would be to join the N...[Read More]

on 04/6/10 | No Comments | Read More

Normie (part one)

How he hated that name, how it made him shrink to hear it.  For the longest time, he thought it was the cause of all his problems, the snickering, the disrespect he had endured.  He cursed his mothe...[Read More]

on 04/6/10 | No Comments | Read More

Who ARE You, Really?

Mark Stairwalt, one of the editors over at Shift Journal wrote an article (about me, or a previous post of mine), and brought up something I've been meaning to write about.  He writes: Coincidentall...[Read More]

on 03/15/10 | 4 Comments | Read More

Uncharted Territory of Autism

We all do it, to some extent anyway.  Whether we're neurotypical or neurodiverse, we find it easier to say things that we've already said.  When President Obama gives a speech, I'm sure that he prac...[Read More]

on 02/25/10 | 1 Comment | Read More

What Darwin Never Knew

Here's a link to an excellent PBS Nova show I saw the other night.  It's nearly 2 hours long, 1 hr 51 min, but I hope those who are interested will find time today or over the long weekend to watch i...[Read More]

on 02/15/10 | No Comments | Read More

Autism, Asperger’s, and Chicken Broth

Anyone who has been in the online "autism community" for any length of time, whether they're autistics or parents, knows that there is a sort of person who trolls autistic advocates' blogs, and gives ...[Read More]

on 02/2/10 | No Comments | Read More

Becoming Human…

The other day, on "Cat in a Dog's World", Sarah takes to task the originator of "The Neanderthal Theory", Leif Ekblad.  His theory is the result of his desire to justify his ideas of Aspie Suprem...[Read More]

on 01/27/10 | 7 Comments | Read More