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And Now For Something Completely Different

To start 2016, I could talk about any of the horrifically depressing things affecting all our lives. But I don’t want to, quite frankly. I want to keep the feeling of a new start for as long as I can. I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I do try to take it as a fresh beginning of sorts. And this year, I’ve decided to try and blog a bit more and widen my perspective. Originally, I intended this blog to be about a lot of stuff, not just autism, and I’d like to try and get back to that.

This post, however, is tangentially related to autism – I wanted to talk about a music group that has not only helped me be more comfortable in my autistic skin, but has also helped keep me going during this past awful, terrifying cowpie of a year. And hey, if some of you guys get new tunes to listen to in the process, so much the better. (NB. A  few of the songs linked here have some English profanity in them, so probably not safe for work.)



Lessons I Learned Waiting in Emergency Rooms (for SM)

NB. I wasn’t going to post this on my blog – I was going to maybe try and post it somewhere in an internet magazine, or even see if I could get paid for putting this up. It’s a bit off topic from my usual autism-centric fare. But after today, I said ‘fuck it’. I want this up somewhere where people can read it, especially since I know so many on the spectrum of neurodiversity – not just autism – that deal with chronic pain. And if I’m honest, I need to let all the sorrow in my heart flow out somewhere. So bear with me.

If Newton’s Third Law is true, it means that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That means somewhere on this planet, or on a flip-flopped Earth somewhere in the multiverse, there is a hospital where the watchword of the staff is dignity. Crazy, isn’t it?