Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

Happy 10th Blogoversary to me!

In late January 2010, I was googling news about autism when I came across a story from the U.K. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct relating to a study he’d performed on 12 autistic children. … Continue reading

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Significant Anniversaries

Three significant anniversaries occurred in the first full week of May. A fourth occurred on the 21st – the fortieth anniversary of the theatrical release of “The Empire Strikes Back”, widely regarded as the best of the Star Wars film. … Continue reading

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The longer you refuse to face a painful truth…

It is disturbing just how willing people are to deny a painful reality. Especially politicians. Pravin Gordhan, South African Minister of Public Enterprises is trying to stop SAA’s Business Rescue Practitioners Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana from proceeding with its … Continue reading

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Lockdown – Bad News from South Africa

The hard lockdown will be ending in the next few days. Since it started, several things have happened. First, and on a sad note, Gambit the dolphin passed away at uShaka Marine World. He was 48, and widely believed to … Continue reading

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Qui custodiet ipsos custodites, power, and corruption

Yesterday, I saw the news that Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for sexually assaulting a minor has been voided. The Catholic Church has been embroiled in scandal for a very long time. Years ago it was revealed that priests … Continue reading

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It begins

The Lockdown is underway, South Africa has had its first coronavirus death, and things are feeling surreal. Today I drove to the shops to buy my weekly groceries. It was shortly before 9, yet very few cars were on the … Continue reading

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The myths of “Not Autistic Enough” and high vs. low functioning

One of the most enraging attitudes I have confronted is the belief that autistic self-advocates can’t really advocate, because they are too high functioning, or not autistic enough. I’ve had it directed at me personally, and more recently felt compelled … Continue reading

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