YOUR AUTISTIC SUPERPOWER!

Did you know that Autistic people have superpowers? Well, apparently we do. I don’t mean we can fly (YET, although we flap), have X-Ray vision, or can command the power of lapwings with our mighty lapwing power. I mean most of us have freaky weird sensitivities.

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HI! I’M AUTISTIC! HOW ARE YOU?

When I was 48, I was diagnosed with Autism. When I was 49, I accepted my diagnosis, then raged against it. I am now 50 and I’m still dealing with the aftermath.

In 2018, my doctor announced that I have “Asperger’s Syndrome” with the same gravitas as telling me that I have a skin tag.

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MY WHITE PRIVILEGE STORY TIME!

Once when I was living in Maryland, I was driving at 11 pm down a road with a very confusing intersection. There were three different roads all crossing at one spot at odd angles that would have made H.P. Lovecraft horny for the old ones. This meant that there there a tangle of traffic lights.

I was tired, it was night, and I ran a red light because I thought the road I was travelling down had a green light.

If you’ve ever lived in Maryland, you know the struggle is real.

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RELIGION and EXTREMISM

FIRST, A LITTLE THEORETICAL HISTORY (I THINK)

Religion is a messy business. Most of them have their origin in tribal societies. Tribes have a few mores: don’t mix with people outside the tribe; suspect everyone not in the tribe; our tribe is good, other tribes are bad; change is chaos so the old ways are best; tow the line; and we are favored by the gods. Sound familiar? Okay.

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