Coming Out… As Autistic

A little bit of personal history about myself, but I’m curious to get your takes on it, as well. There are many overlapping areas between ASD communities and LGBTQIA+ communities (forgive me if my alphabet is inaccurate, please), although I’m positive there’s more than I can be aware of as a single, white, heterosexual, male […]

Election Day Is Tomorrow…

…And we’re political, already! We missed you, Jon… Aww… I missed you guys, too. I just wanted to check in and give an update on where my head is at the moment. Spoiler Alert: This post might get a bit heavy… A number of… situations, I’ll call them… are affecting me recently. For starters… Okay, […]

I’m So Excited to Post This, I Don’t Even Have a Title Picked Out Yet…

Okay, so maybe some of you have seen my recent string of tweets alluding to this post. If you haven’t, get on that. This is important. Also, just to provide a quick unrelated update on that WEGO Health Awards nomination, I was not a finalist, but I appreciate the endorsements I received. It means the […]

Quick Pseudo-Update:

I’m going to have a much longer update out soon… I hope. In the meantime, please take the time to read this VERY important shameless self-plug: I’ve been nominated for the WEGO Health Awards for Hilarious Patient Leader! I need you to go to THIS LINK and click on the ENDORSE button in order to […]

When Does Empathy Border on the Pathological?

When last I wrote on the blog, I mentioned there might be a couple months without content due to the process of moving. Well, now I’m knee-deep in the process of putting stuff away in my new home. So during a recent, much-needed therapy session, I revealed an aspect of myself that leads into today’s Million-Dollar […]

When It Was ’17…

It was a very frustrating year. I don’t think many people have such fond memories of 2017, in general. Politics aside, it was just a year filled with unbridled negativity, no matter where you looked. But I don’t have to recap everything that happened this year for you. Instead, why don’t we look to the […]

The Great Schism of Autism

Hello, Dear Spectrumites! I want to take some time today to talk about something that’s been bothering me for quite some time… The Great Schism of Autism. Okay, so what exactly do I mean by this? “Jon, are you getting political again?” Well… Yes, and no. Yes, in that the outcome of this Schism will […]

Changing the Game: Late 2017 Putting the Pieces Together Challenge

So, I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and say that my prompt for the “Early 2017” Putting the Pieces Together Challenge may have been too polarized for what I wanted to accomplished. That’s my boo-boo. So, why don’t we adjust the rules of the game before we blow the final whistle? Announcing: […]

Well. That happened.

How about that World Series, right? I mean, who blows a certain win quite like that?! Too soon for that kind of light humor? Okay, so I know I’ve been gone for a while. During that time, I’ve been battling some very personal inner-demons of my own. But I’m back now, and I’m ready to […]

An Open Letter…

It’s almost the end of August; that means that for many of you, school will be back in session either about now or within the next couple weeks. I felt that now was the appropriate time to have this discussion. At the very least, I wanted to talk to you before school begins again. Bullies. […]