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The Autistic Me · 3M ago

The Career that Wasn't

Newspaper (Photo credit: Wikipedia)When I was an undergraduate, my goal was to teach high school photography, yearbook, and newspaper. If I could undo the last 27 years of my career... I wou...
The Autistic Me · 3M ago

Insecurity and Relationships

Insecurity is the greatest challenge for me in relationships. I seldom feel confident as a partner, friend, mentor, or coworker. In my marriage, I rarely believe I am as intelligent overal...
The Autistic Me · 3M ago

MFA Film Project - The End is Near

Cinemeccanica movie projector from circa 1950 in small cinema of folklore and arts union. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Since January 2016, I have been working towards my MFA in Film and Digital ...
The Autistic Me · 3M ago

Comic Sans Is (Generally) Lousy: Letters and Reading Challenges

Specimen of the typeface Comic Sans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Personally, I support everyone being able to type and read in whatever typefaces individuals prefer. If you like Comic Sans, the...
The Autistic Me · 3M ago

Life Plans... Delayed by Life

A spinal nerve with its anterior and posterior roots. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)My MFA in Film and Digital Technology was supposed to be finished in December, 2016. It wasn't. Instead, I had...
The Autistic Me · 4M ago

THE Question Starts: You're Married... So...?

The wedding vows are complete - you may now kiss the bride. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)When I talk to groups, the three lines of questions are generally: school, workplace, and relationship. ...
The Autistic Me · 4M ago

Follow Me... I'll Blog More, I Promise

The headline is in jest, but "The Autistic Me" is closing in on 1000 followers on Facebook and I know the Twitter account has some traffic. I've updated the blog design, in another attempt t...
The Autistic Me · 4M ago

Sick, Sick, Well-ish, Sick, Sick...

One of our Facebook/Twitter followers asked: "Are you sick often? My son is." Ask my wife or my mother… or even my college students. Oh, yes. Definitely. I'm sick right now. It seems like I...
The Autistic Me · 4M ago

Withdrawal from Networking

Networking is part of developing a career. This is true of any career, including that of writer / scholar. If you want someone to publish or produce your works, you have to be social. You ha...
The Autistic Me · 4M ago

MFA Thesis, Job Search

Some books and noted speakers make the case that academia is one of the better career paths for autistic adults capable of completing the required education. I'm unconvinced this is good adv...