writing — because i can

desk-with-laptop-and-draft notes

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

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