Disability Day of Mourning

[CW: Ableism, filicide (murder of children), abuse, death]We must make it known that we will not tolerate or accept this.

May there be fewer lives lost to disabled filicide this year, and next year, and every year after that.

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“Actually, I Didn’t Hear You”: Auditory Processing Difficulties

Auditory Processing: A system which allows one to discriminate between various auditory stimuli (sounds) and derive meaning from said sounds, bringing to conscious attention those sounds that are the most important/relevant to the given situation. It’s the ability that allows you to dine out with your friends and family in a crowded, noisy restaurant and make… Continue reading “Actually, I Didn’t Hear You”: Auditory Processing Difficulties

Wandering: The Progress We’ve Made, And The Progress To Be Made

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien I have a pin with these words printed on them; originally from a poem about the Lord of the Rings character Aragon, this phrase has been used to describe how some people may take a different figurative “path” from others–making different decisions, finding pleasure… Continue reading Wandering: The Progress We’ve Made, And The Progress To Be Made

My Two Pecans On The 2016 US Election

[Rambles ahead.] On non-president related issues, congrats to all of the states that have passed legislation in favor of medical and recreationl marijuanna, congrats to those whose chosen Congress and local officals got elected and my condolescences to those whose chosen picks did not (mine didn’t either, if it’s any consolation), and I hope that… Continue reading My Two Pecans On The 2016 US Election