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Little Wattlebirds

Not just "Little Wattlebirds" (Anthochaera chrysoptera) but teeny-tiny "Little Wattlebirds" are living in my backyard. For a while now I've noticed a pair of Little Wattlebirds hanging around a particular area of the backyard. Unfortunately my dog Shelby often chases and barks at them when they fly low over the clothesline area. I assumed there … Continue reading Little Wattlebirds

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Vale Birdie, my dear friend

Dear Birdie, We've been friends since the beginning of high school, over 48 years ago now. We went through university together, then on to our varied careers. We saw each other become wives with loving husbands, and mothers of our beautiful children. Throughout the years, even though we were soon separated geographically, we never lost … Continue reading Vale Birdie, my dear friend

What your Asperger’s / #ActuallyAutistic friend probably wants you to know

Yes! …this! I reblogged this excellent blog post from “the silent wave” because it’s like the author got inside my head! (and expressed those thoughts far better than I ever could) 😀

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Dear allistic friends with autistic friends/friends “with” Asperger’s…

I’m an Aspie.  That is to say that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum.  Being friends with me/us can be somewhat interesting at times.  We may have “quirks”, habits, rituals, behaviors, or other nuances that you might find confusing, interesting, amusing, annoying, or surprising.  You may wonder why we do/did or say/said something in particular.

I’m going to “let you in” on (my personal take on) friendships and bonding with an Aspergian/autistic person.  Anything I’m about to say probably won’t apply to all Asperger’s/autistic people; we’re all different, after all, and we need to be considered as such. 🙂

(I realize that I switch back and forth between “I/me” and “we/us” a lot; that is intentional.  I can only speak for myself, yet I have interacted with many other people on the spectrum, either passively by reading their writing, or actively by talking/chatting…

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The Circle of Light

The following information is from the YouTube page of Martin Samson, published Nov 15, 2015... The Circle of Light, by Martin Samson The Circle of Light has arisen out of many people asking what they can do in the face of the looming events of a world war. This is a call to every one … Continue reading The Circle of Light

Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism

Front. Integr. Neurosci., 24 May 2013 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnint.2013.00038 Steven K. Kapp* Human Development and Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA The autism diagnosis requires deficits in social interaction and communication, yet neither occurs in isolation. This brief literature-based analysis provides evidence that other … Continue reading Empathizing with sensory and movement differences: moving toward sensitive understanding of autism

SMR Medieval Display Combat for Heritage Week 2015

Here's another video of my boys engaged in mortal combat, this time with the Sutherland Medieval Regiment (SMR) at the Woronora Cemetery Open Day held on 11th April 2015 during Australian Heritage Week. "Son2" is the Viking with white pants, brown leg-wraps, and the green and white round shield and "Son4" is the Hospitaller Knight … Continue reading SMR Medieval Display Combat for Heritage Week 2015