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Music & the Never-Fucking-Ending Journey toward #AutisticJoy

Sometimes I just gotta say…

Fuck me…

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Autism Stories Podcast: Johnny Profane on #AutisticJoy

“It turns out its a lot easier than I thought. Remembering those things as a kid that made me happy, walking outside in nature, looking at ants under a microscope, starring at the stars at night.  Walking through the world with a sense of wonder, very focused on the moment isn’t that cool that is […]

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Dear Autist: Forgiving Your Family? NOT a Cosmic Rule…

Forgiving abusers… as much as SOME therapists, pop psychologists, and self-help gurus insist on it…

Is NOT a Cosmic Rule.

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Autism in Art: America Enters the Bardö, Trump Departs

In Tibetan Buddhism, a “bardö” is the intermediate gap we experience between death and rebirth… Said to be, for most, a foggy, confusing, dreamlike state… lost… abandoned… fear… desire… hope… The world has been obsessed with Donald J. Trump for 5 years. Nervously checking our phones dozens of times a day… What has he done […]

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Autism in Art: “Deliverance – An American Selfie”

There’s a hole in the American Dream…

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Designing My Home Around Adult Autism: 7 Principles

As an autist, I am challenged managing space, time, mind, heart, body, and above all… energy.

I need my home to work with me, for me… and what I do in my life… instead of the other way around.

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On Autism & Defiance: An Early Personal Memory

Parents are powerful. But not omnipotent…

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Coming Out Autistic: Chat with an Old Friend

Mebbe the hardest, weirdest  thing about coming out autistic? Telling folks who knew me many years ago.

Before ANY of us figured out I’m #ActuallyAutistic…

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Your Free Art Print… Finally Available

I’d like to share the #AutisticJoy!

I will be sending all followers one of my digital illustrations…

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Autism in Poetry: A Hole’s A Hole

A hole’s a hole until ya fill it…

I finally filled my autistic heart…

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Note to a Younger Autistic Friend… 👴📝📬

Sweetie…

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be autistic…

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Autism & Love…

Big topic.

Let’s try talking…

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A “Thank You!” gift for ALL blog followers…

I’d like to share the #AutisticJoy!

I will be sending all followers one of my digital illustrations…

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50 Shades of Autistic Thinking, Pt. 1: Magic is Afoot…

I begin a series exploring how my autistic mind works…

Cuz if we don’t show ’em our hearts…. How will they ever love us?

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Autistic Masking as Performance Art

I’ve come to enjoy the sound of my own voice…

Understanding how & why takes me stumbling down a deep rabbit hole…

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On Autism, Personality & Being in the Flow…

Autistic joy is hard to explain to another person. Pretty much ANY non-autistic person.

And trying to… drags me into Deep Philosophical Waters…

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Special Interests? Autistic Passion Ain’t Cute & Cuddly

The issue isn’t age, education, or IQ… Autistics vary just like neurotypical humans…

But intensity…? We got that covered like stink on shiznit.

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Living Autistic… Out Loud.

Living Autistic… Out Loud.

Thoughts. Memories. Challenges. Survival Strategies. Successes. Special Interests… Music. Poetry. Cooking. Gardening. Politics. Agnosticism. Spirituality…

A real 3D life.

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Warning: Dark Autist in a Transcendental Mood…

Sometimes I get my head out of my ass…

Err, the political crisis of the moment, take a step back, catch a breath, and….