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 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. 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
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I don't want to sound too British, but how ridiculous has the weather been? Waterproof parka one day, shirtsleeves the next. *Puzzled shrug* On the subject of clothing, I had something pleasant happen this week. You might remember I've talked a bit recently about how I've enjoyed … Continue reading Part 40: Surviving the Hall of Mirrors
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I'm writing this late on Friday night. I'm usually asleep by this time, but I can feel the insomnia switch has been flicked, and I doubt I'll get much, if any, sleep. I don't get a lot of insomnia; it's pretty rare for me, and I'm particularly … Continue reading Part 35: Fit For Purpose
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. The UK has moved a step along the roadmap leading out of the pandemic lockdown. This means that, among other things, the gyms are open again. I've been getting increasingly concerned about my physical fitness. Rehab from the problem with a spinal disc that had me hospitalised … Continue reading Part 34: Steep Curve
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. A few days ago, I was given a 30-day ban from the r/autism sub on Reddit, for breaking the rules. The specific rule I broke was that I posted screenshots of unsolicited private messages that had been sent to me on Reddit, from a user who had … Continue reading Part 32: Rain, Man!
Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. I'm not going to lie, I've had a difficult week. I've felt unwell, partly due to my ongoing back problem, and partly due to other stuff that's just left me feeling rubbish. People close to me are struggling with various problems in life, and in some ways … Continue reading Part 31: The Sheer Ignorance
My Autism Journey - In Memes! Hello, and welcome back to The Autistic Writer. How's everyone doing? It seems like everyone I speak to at present is hovering around three conversation topics: the pandemic, the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine, and Meghan Markle. Before getting into the main part of the blog, let's have a really … Continue reading Part 30: From Loneliness To Diagnosis