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For the First Time In Your Life, Conquer The Path To Your Destiny As a song reminded me, we can always change where we're headed
Do I take the path that keeps me on the same ol, same ‘ol or do I choose the path that I know is better, but that I’m afraid to go down because it’s something I’m not used to? I want to conquer that fear, but many times I don’t. I find that to be sad,read more
The Astonishing Confessions Of an Unknowing Autistic Boy Imagine never having heard the word "autism." And what's a spectrum?
The word, “Autism” was first used in schools ten years after I graduated in the min ’80’s. There was no spectrum until four or five years ago and, “Asperger’s Syndrome” wasn’t too far behind, “autism.” It was a weird time to be autistic.read more
“Is there a point to this?” You may ask. Of course there is. There’s hope for us all We may not be happy with who we are or where we’re at in life, but we can keep chasing greatness, figure ourselves out and become the best versions of ourselves that we can be. At least that’s what I get when I hear this song.read more
Identify, Accept and Celebrate Your Sexy Inner Nerd We all have one, so why not fly your nerd flag high?
My name is J.R., and I'm a nerd. I'm proud to be a nerd, but that should come as no surprise as, whether we like to admit it or not, we're all nerdy in different ways. Our job is to find that way, accept that it's part of us and have fun with your inner...read more
I’m just going to lay it all on the line. When we as high functioning autistics (HFAs) get hurt, excluded, lied to, screwed over or otherwise wronged, whether intentional by the person(s) involved or just perceived by our brains, it quickly turns into bitterness and we have a hard time letting go of it. We want to let go of it and have the bitterness go away, but as hard as we try, it lingers like one of my autism service dog’s toxic farts.read more
My name is J.R. and I’m a nerd. This isn’t a new revelation to me and probably not to those who have known me for a while. I will say one thing about the definition above and that’s that I don’t believe it has to be a nonsocial hobby or pursuit. Don’t believe me? What about all the Dungeons & Dragons nerds out there? They’re being social, just with their own typeread more
When you find a new woman who is attractive, terrific and nerdy all at the same time, that’s a woman you want to keep around and see if you two can build a solid relationship based on friendship, honesty, and trust.read more
I don’t really remember any bullying from kids at public school. I sure as hell remember the bullying and the crappy remarks from kids and teachers at the private schools,read more
Math and the what if outcome of my life How could my life have been different if being autistic was a thing?
Let’s clear one thing up, right off the bat. I’m fifty-two, considering going back and taking a few classes to finish up a degree and I am terrified of math. I don’t get math, the math doesn’t get me and that’s just the way it is. It wasn’t always that way, though, There was a time when I was good at math, though to look at my grades you would definitely not know it. Let me tell you a story.read more