Autism, Perspective, Process, Productivity

Why I Need a System

I tend to spend most of my day immersed in words: be it reading books, listening to podcasts, highlighting articles, taking notes, brainstorming, organizing, logging my day, or more long-form writing like for this blog. Needless to say, I have certain needs […]

Autism, Health, Technology

Oh iPad, My Eyes!

In my recent avoidance of my computer, I turned to my old iPad for a little while to read, play, and be nostalgic. The biggest thing I noticed, besides the outdated software and folders of apps I haven’t used for years, was […]

Autism, Hope, Reading

Why I Still Love Harry Potter

I love Harry Potter. It’s a great example of immersive world-building, inclusive characterization, and maintains a message about the power of friendship and togetherness against the believed superiority of one group over others. It also got a generation of kids (and adults) […]

Autism, Reading, Social

The Social Power of Reading

When I have immense difficulty in communicating my ideas, either in person or online, I try to find some productive alternative to occupy me. And besides watching TV or playing a game next to my wife (who understands me even when I […]

Autism

Autism is not a disease or a mental illness, but a form of neurodiversity – a different way of viewing, understanding, and interacting with the world. To be more specific, it involves differences (often difficulties) in social communication and interaction (verbal and […]

Autism

I Am Autistic

This was how I “came out” as an autistic to my friends and family a little over a year ago. It seemed fitting to share here as I begin to further explore myself through writing. I am Autistic. I have an Autism […]