Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all as well as you can be. I'm not so well. As I'm writing this, I'm in the throes of a hellish head cold. It's just a cold, not covid; my lateral flow tests are negative and I'm double-jabbed, having levelled up to Autism … Continue reading Part 57: In With the In Crowd
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. Thanks for coming. I hope you're all as well as you can be. This is probably going to be a bit of a shorter blog post than normal. I'm low on spoons, and I've called lost property to see if anyone's handed any in, but no luck. … Continue reading Part 56: Lost Property
Hello, and welcome back to a special midweek edition of The Autistic Writer! Yes, I know, it's not like me to deviate from routine (autistic in-joke, Simon), but I couldn't resist it. This morning, I almost choked on my sesame seed bagel when I was scrolling through Twitter, and came across an article from the … Continue reading Part 55: Simon Baron-Cohen Strikes Again!
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I'm so pleased to have you here. If you're not autistic, please stick around, I want you to get as much as you can from this visit to the blog. If you are autistic; hey. How are you holding up? It's been a hell of a week, … Continue reading Part 54: Fifty-Two Card Pickup
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I had such lovely plans for this week's blog. It's the first anniversary of The Autistic Writer, and I had visions of writing a light-hearted article looking back at the fifty-two posts so far, summarising the things I've learned, the issues I've encountered, and the memes I've … Continue reading Part 53: The Spectrum 10k Puzzle
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How's it going? It's good to have you back. I'm coming to the end of my sixteen-day break from the day job. I'd been looking forward to the break so much, even though I'd opted to not book a holiday because of covid uncertainty. Staycation, I thought. … Continue reading Part 52: Nonexistent
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all doing as well as you can. We live in difficult times. The pandemic rumbles on. Climate change is accelerating. And people keep killing each other - I'll come back to that shortly. Quite often, this blog covers troubling subjects, and things can get … Continue reading Part 51: Twenty Power Hits!
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How's it going? I've just started a sixteen-day weekend, with some well-earned annual leave from the office. I've worked three months with no time off, and it's been tough, partly because of the shoulder and back pain I've experienced, partly because of ongoing upheavals in my personal … Continue reading Part 50: Getting Away With It
Oh, hello! I didn't expect to see you here. What's that you say? You have an appointment? Oh, shit, I remember, now. You're the one who wanted to talk to me about what it's like to be autistic, right? Sorry. When we arranged that, I got distracted, and forgot to make a note. If I … Continue reading Part 49: Through Spectrum Tinted Spectacles
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How are you all? Before I get into the nitty-gritty of this week's blog, a couple of quick chatty bits. Firstly, on a personal front, my shoulder problem seems to be improving nicely. I saw the physio on Friday, and I've been given the all-clear to start … Continue reading Part 48: Mindless