I am so DONE!


Today I cried!

On the Folly of Aversion to Labels Today... I cried! It was early morning. I had sat down for a few minutes, trying to relax before meeting my first student of the day. I decided to watch a cover of "This Is Me" (from The Greatest Showman) that showed up as a recommendation on YouTube.…Read more Today I cried!

Father, Interrupted…

On Being a Father, and the Son of a Father, on the Spectrum I am a father and I also happen to be on the spectrum, and it's pretty obvious that my late father was on the spectrum too. He had been a war veteran, a police officer, a much-respected educator and a shockingly unsuccessful…Read more Father, Interrupted…

An Autistic Voice Teacher Reacts to Kodi Lee’s AGT’s Golden Buzzer

I have written previously about how grateful I was for having music in my life (1). I feel that it saved my life in several different ways. What I have not discussed is the fact that of all the things that I tried to do professionally, the only one that allowed me a degree of…Read more An Autistic Voice Teacher Reacts to Kodi Lee’s AGT’s Golden Buzzer

They’ll Never Listen, They’ll Never Learn

They ignored, from early on, the actual autistics who they claimed they were advocating for They didn't listen, they didn't learn! They greedily engorged their charities with donations, fattening the "organizations" more than helping those actually needing the help They didn't listen, they didn't learn! They produced some of the most harmful, sensationalist, manipulative propaganda…Read more They’ll Never Listen, They’ll Never Learn

I Was Not Surprised

  The day finally came! After months of having started my official diagnosis process, many more months waiting for even the initial orientation appointment, years sorting out whether it was even worth it to pursue said diagnosis and decades of wondering what was “wrong” with me! (see my post I Did Not See this One Coming explaining…Read more I Was Not Surprised

My Brother, My Keeper

On Family, Brotherhood and the Ties that Bind ...Then God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”   Genesis (Bereshit) 4:9 "... and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love,…Read more My Brother, My Keeper

Thank You for the Music

For its Power, Magic and Transcendence “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou Have you ever felt that something you read or heard someone say was almost taken out of your own head? I resonate so much with the words…Read more Thank You for the Music

Stimming Confidential

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fidget Spinners and Bouncing Knees It took me a long time to make up my mind and write this post. Because it addresses what is both the biggest motivator and also the hardest thing to come to terms with about this topic. Namely the embarrassment, stigma and misinformation attached to…Read more Stimming Confidential

Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On Mourning for What Could Have Been   Let the pity party begin! So much has slipped through my fingers through the years! Jobs, promising careers, relationships! Scientist, musician, opera singer, programmer, teacher, therapist, nurse, boss, employee, manager, activist, friend, lover, son, partner. So many failed attempts at getting it…Read more Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities