“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
To new possibilities. To new hopes. To renewed faith. To revivals. To looking at the heights that one has reached, taking pride in them, and then looking forward to what else one can achieve.
I cannot think of one good reason for marijuana to remain a Schedule 1 substance. Not one. And I know that the DEA has their reasons. I know that there have been committees gathered and research conducted, and I know that the DEA is actively seeking out more research on the matter, which I applaud.… Continue reading On The DEA And Marijuana
Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday, and the irony of celebrating it at the same time that Native Americans are being attacked for protecting their land from the Dakota Access PipelineDakota Access PipelineDakota Access Pipeline is not lost on many. What’s not controversial, though, is that giving thanks is cathartic and can adjust your focus to… Continue reading The Gratitude Gallery
[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
Today, November 1st, is Autistics Speaking Day. And I have so much to say that I don’t even know where to begin. I want to talk about ABA and similar therapies: the pros, the cons, the trauma, the gaining of invaluable communication skills, and how even the “good” behavioral therapists need to stay on their… Continue reading Just Another Autistic Speaking [Sorta]
The Autism Speaks that has been taking form over the past year may prove to slowly be trying to become a different Autism Speaks from the one I’ve been protesting over the past several years. There has been a change in leadership–the Wrights are out, and rumor has it that some #actuallyautistic adults are in–and… Continue reading Autism Speaks As Of Recent