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
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How are you all doing? I'm managing to type with two hands, although still in some pain with my shoulder. I did get my pain-killing injection though! Did it go without a hitch? No! If I wasn't such a materialist determinist, I'd swear fate was trying to … Continue reading Part 47: Opinion ≠ Experience
Hello and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope everyone's as healthy as can be. For my English readers; try to stay calm. Not long now. The omens are good. For my Italian readers; may the best team win, and Italy be the runners up! Now we've got that out of the way, let's … Continue reading Part 46: What the Health?!
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all well. This week's blog is going to a shorter than normal (stop cheering, you at the back). The reason for this brevity is I'm struggling to type, due to the horrendous pain in my right shoulder, which has partially immobilised my arm. At … Continue reading Part 45: All Mouth
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I hope you're all safe and well. In this week's blog, I want to talk about a subject that often comes up when people talk about what autism is like. It's something often used as a stick to beat autistic people with, but it's also something that … Continue reading Part 44: Monochrome Mishaps
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How are you all doing? I want to do something a little bit different with the blog this week. Autistic Pride Day has been and gone, and I was looking forward to seeing a lot of pride-related activity on social media. If you've followed the blog for … Continue reading Part 43: A Vision of Pride
Hello and welcome back to the Autistic Writer. I've got a treat for you this time! The emotional eruption that constitutes this week's edition is my love letter to the man, the legend, the force of nature, the unintentionally hilarious and obliviously sickening entity that is William "Bill" Shatner! But before I pull you into … Continue reading Part 42: For the Love of Bill