fall down 7 times just keep falling down forever

Autism Parents say the saddest things even as they make progress towards recognizing that their children are human. In The Guardian, Charlotte Moore reviews Naoki Higashida’s new book, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8. He uses an alphabet grid to communicate. (I haven’t read either of his books) My two eldest sons, George and…

the land of competition

I came across The problem with being a top performer in Salon. It’s timely, because these things recently happened to me just months after “coming out” autistic at work and moving departments. This is the same dynamic that got me bullied in 5th grade. I suffer a great deal from normal people’s lack of emotional…

all i really need to know i learned in kindergarten

I hate that I sound like an evangelical when I say that we’re experiencing the moral breakdown of society. I mean, I clearly have that attitude from the Jehovah’s Witness childhood. The Washington Post tried to make a point about moral rot. As usual, they can’t go nearly far enough: Let me suggest the real…

psychoanalysis of the micro-donald

Read the full text here: When Don Jr. agreed to the fateful meeting in Trump Tower with a Moscow lawyer with tenuous ties to the Kremlin and a former Russian military intelligence officer bearing gifts and decided to rope Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner into it, did he think he had finally found the ticket to an improbable victory for…