(Please note, I cannot get to comments on this blog, at this time.) * The Blue World of LinkedIn A jumbly prose by Samantha Craft, 9.2020 * It’s all jumbly when I jump online and go to the blue place.*** I think about ‘my autism’—I mean being autistic.* And how there are days LinkedIn seems… Continue reading The Blue World of LinkedIn: A Neurodivergent Individual’s View
(Image of stick figure in black paint holding up red empty heart with the words: Trauma is the chronic disruption of connectedness. A quote by Stephen Porges. Original posting of image by Beacon Services in UK.) * The global crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic comes with many challenges and tragic losses. The continual changes and… Continue reading A Simple Message
This is from a Facebook Post a couple weeks ago. It helped some people. So I am posting it here: I am autistic. I also have an autonomic nervous system condition. I didn’t know these two facts until I was over the age of 40. I spent decades in search of answers. For… Continue reading Growing Pains. (Boring Health Stuff that Might Help Someone)
In early-May, after two months of continual, extreme chest pressure and shortness of breath, (and basically all the COVID-19 symptoms feasible), David drove my stubborn butt back to urgent care. I refused to go at first, even after David insisted, and didn’t actually go into the clinic until my boss and good friend/coworker made me… Continue reading My Human Body Suit Sucks and a ‘God Thing’
I have been housebound since March 9th, midday. The year is 2020. And there is a pandemic. I have had fear of a coming pandemic since I was four years of age; it was then that I realized what rabies was and what it did. Poor doggies. Since then, several decades have past, and… Continue reading The Brain! The Brain!
Sometimes I feel invisible when another assumes things about me that are not accurate, particularly, if their assumption contradicts my own deepest self. This happens most often when another interprets my actions as having an ulterior motive. When I speak, there are times another will assume I am: bragging to impress; stating something to… Continue reading Invisible . . .
The original start of the title was Master Mind Fu** . . . Which still works. I abide by the philosophy of take what you need and leave the rest behind. I was taught manners and live by the golden rule of treat others how you wish to be treated. I take pride in my… Continue reading “Aspie” Rant: Integrity within Autistic Groups and Networks
30 Motivational Quotes for the Compassionate Misfit to Live By 30 “When you see a good person, think of becoming like him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.” Confucius 29 “We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay… Continue reading 30 Motivational Quotes for the Compassionate Misfit to Live By
Thanks, But No Thanks I am offended I am offended I don’t agree You shouldn’t have said that You shouldn’t have shared that You should say it this way That’s the wrong word We don’t say it that way Say it this way Why did you do that? I trusted you This isn’t… Continue reading Thanks, But No Thanks
What This Autistic Teacher would like Professionals to Know . . . ONE: Many of us on the autism spectrum embrace the word “autistic” and prefer the use of autistic over phrases such as “with autism” or “with Aspergers.” Autistic isn’t a bad word. How one refers to oneself is a personal preference. TWO: Autism… Continue reading What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know