Environmental Changes

Two stampy housemates down,Including the one from the room aboveβ€”No more creaking floorboards (for now),From the movements of replacement zombie; Replacement zombie??Yes, the zombie housemate about which I'd complained for so long,Who stumbled around full of alcohol, at all times,Barely alive and dropping food and drinks all over the place,They actually moved out around last … Continue reading Environmental Changes

Not Alone 😏

The history of autism is tragic,Full of many stories of struggle and misunderstanding,(At all levels), And many stories of struggling to get access to services,Diagnostic criteria expanded in order to make these services available to the people who needed them but were denied time and again by the rigid criteria and centralised bureaucracy of modern … Continue reading Not Alone 😏

The Survival Game 10x

As I enter this new period of stress and trauma,I'm going to try not to re-learn all of the intense dissociative and OCD habits, Since after each prolonged period of environmental stress I've been left with so many of these,Which leave me in a middle-ground state of mild stress or numbness,Whilst trying to do anything … Continue reading The Survival Game 10x

Autism Learnings And Grief

In the brief periods when I can overcome reading OCD and anxiety about reading, I am finding snippets of the Neurotribes book to be so amazingly healing and reassuring. It's a lengthy, overly-complete book with tons and tons of examples (more like a reference book perhaps), yet I'm determined to finish it before starting another … Continue reading Autism Learnings And Grief

All-Too-Familiar Sentiments And Methods

Blasts of loud sounds,Electric shocks,Spankings,Experimental situations turned into "sadistic power plays"; Damn those autistic kids,Flapping about, screaming,Hitting things, throwing things, Not even when "subjected to decibel levels capable of causing physical damage to the ear drum",(Not even),Were their behaviours 'fixed',β€”Only made worse! These crazy kids, not deemed to be reacting in a comprehensible way to … Continue reading All-Too-Familiar Sentiments And Methods

My Mental Health Podcasts

I really want to give credit to and share three mental health podcasts which have inspired me over the last few years (in the order in which I started listening to them!): Faster Than Normal β€” I really like its ADHD-friendly speed and length of episodes! And there can be some really funny anecdotes with … Continue reading My Mental Health Podcasts

An Errant Meteor

He was an errant meteor,Blazing across the solar system,Skirting the fringes of planetary atmospheres, He was an errant meteor,Arriving unannounced,Inserting himself into alien worlds; Playing with fire, uncaring of dangers,He kicked up a storm,Triggered tsunamis, But he also melted hearts of nitrogen ice,He loosened ancient glaciers,Giving birth to new life. Photo by PaweΕ‚ CzerwiΕ„ski on Unsplash πŸŒͺ