Forty-plus years in a team-driven, deadline-critical profession, not knowing I was Autistic. Architecture was hell for me.
an autistic trip through the design minefield
image generated by MidJourney AI on behalf of Leslee Hare 18 oct 2022 As recently as 2020, I still believed and behaved as if all human beings would act with morality, compassion, and fairness. Maybe that's why I fell for cult-like groups so many times in my earlier years. Somehow my Autism seemed to put … Continue reading an autistic trip through the design minefield
wondering if i can still dream
In early 2012, a group of friends and I started logging dream synchronicities which we call "Dreamflights."
out with it! being psychic and alien.
This post was first published on Sept 15, 2015, under the title "Things I haven't Shared Before Now," on the Spirit Train Chronicles site. I've edited it mildly. Previously, I had been reserving, for the STC site, posts that discussed my more unconventional traits and experiences.
the pandemic suits my craziness
writing — because i can
July 2020 will ring in my memory for a while. Not because of COVID-19, protests, elections, or wildfires. On July 7, a video chat announced that I'd lost my job. For the third time in four years, unemployed. My inner liberty bell rang — time to quit trying. The job-loss showed me how deeply Autism* … Continue reading writing — because i can
brain fog panic
It was one of those days... and this is what it's like. I’m sitting at my desk, staring at the screen, trying to remember what I need to do next. I’ve got 5 CAD files open, trying to integrate Interior Design with Architecture. It’s a project that’s been going on for 2 years, with starts … Continue reading brain fog panic
oh my achin’ carbs!
Behold the bane of my existence. They're gluten-free, but remain the villain: Carbs. The battleground: My Kitchen. I've spent the past two years trying to figure out why my body hurts so much. I'm going to start sharing things that I've found to help a bit. Mainly recipes. We'll see how I do for photos. The … Continue reading oh my achin’ carbs!
56 & spectrum
Do I look Autistic? I know, maybe that's in poor taste. Do I look Southern? Or chronically ill? When we pass someone on the street, or reconnect with an old friend, how can we know what they're going through, if they don't tell us? Most of us know we need to tell people when there's … Continue reading 56 & spectrum