The Blue World of LinkedIn: A Neurodivergent Individual’s View

(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

I’d Love You If You Were a Lobster

Life lately is a shit-muffin. Which reminds me. I had my first ever slice of brown sugar pie, as an Easter (curbside order) treat, and declared that it’s officially my least favorite dessert, hovering at the bottom, below banana cream pie. Oddly, on Easter Sunday, while sitting on the balcony by myself, I saw a… Continue reading I’d Love You If You Were a Lobster

“It’s Okay to Be Afraid” Notes to Self in the Year of COVID-19

March 31, 2020, Day 22 of ‘shelter in place.’ During these times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is reasonable to assume that most individuals will experience some level of fear. Whether the fear is a result of self- or family-preservation, woes of the world, concerns over medical conditions or supplies, a neurological condition, mood… Continue reading “It’s Okay to Be Afraid” Notes to Self in the Year of COVID-19

California Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day

March 28, 2020 I woke up this morning wanting to make a long list. Facts and findings about the world health pandemic. But even lists seem inappropriate in these times. Day twenty of not leaving home. Winded and short of breath. Propped up in bed for the long haul. Turmeric water. Ginger tea. Tea tree… Continue reading California Dreaming on Such a Winter’s Day

Instinctual Observation, Analysis of Data, and Knowing: The Lurking Virus

There are moments that my hyper-fast cognitive processing and ability to find patterns is a burden, particularly when I am trying to engage in a balanced and fully engaged conversation with another human being. Often times, during discussions, my mind takes me outside of the conversation into a realm of what ifs, what could be,… Continue reading Instinctual Observation, Analysis of Data, and Knowing: The Lurking Virus

We cannot definitely say someone is not infected: COVID-19 Nightmares

“We don’t have a test that can definitely say someone is not infected,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, a specialist in infectious disease and clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. (Source) I am listening to my neighbor who is standing outdoors below, outside my upstairs bedroom window, coughing his lungs out. I… Continue reading We cannot definitely say someone is not infected: COVID-19 Nightmares

The Brain! The Brain!

  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!

Stay Home: Protect our vulnerable, slow the spread of COVID-19 and support workers ability to care for critically ill

Seno means“Okay, All together now, 1, 2…” Comes from the abbreviated pronunciation of “issei no” (一斉の) which means, simultaneously in Japanese. It prepares everyone to do a particular action at the same time. I entered the social media world after being offline on bedrest for over a week. I entered informed and concerned for the wellbeing… Continue reading Stay Home: Protect our vulnerable, slow the spread of COVID-19 and support workers ability to care for critically ill

Day Eight of Waiting: Watching the Petals Drop

This morning started off well, except for the crushing chest pain that woke me up a couple times before starting my day. David texted to see if I was up, and then, shortly afterward, we met on the upstairs balcony, outside our bedroom doors. This is our new routine. We bundled in blankets and sweaters,… Continue reading Day Eight of Waiting: Watching the Petals Drop

Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)

“We are loyal to those who support and nurture us . . . It frustrates me that I am expected to follow the same trajectory as all the others, while my positive traits are down played. If my employer could only help me to be my best, they’d get the best employee ever.” Apprentice Truck… Continue reading Ask an Autistic: 10 Considerations You Should Know Now (Not Tomorrow)