Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

Oh dear, Sia

The autism community is unhappy with Sia, the singer. Sia has produced and directed a film Music about a pair of sisters, one of whom is autistic and nonverbal. The autistic sister is played by Sia’s frequent collaborator, Maddie Ziegler. … Continue reading

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I hate fraudsters

Late last month, I was surfing the internet at night when a notification from my bank came through. **Money spent at Amazon** Since I hadn’t been on Amazon’s page at the time, I immediately phoned through to my bank’s Card … Continue reading

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Africa is polio free

Some great news. Earlier today, Africa was declared free of polio by the World Health Organisation and Africa Regional Certification Commission. From EWN: The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free … Continue reading

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Learning about autism, and thus myself

I’ve learnt a lot about autism, and thus myself, since I began blogging. I mentioned infodumping in my last post. Autistics like to share what they know. When I came across it, I was like “Hey, that’s me!” I used … Continue reading

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Happy Autistic Pride Day!

Actually, no. It’s not. It’s really, really not. Expecially not for me this year. I’ve been going through some things, lately. Hopefully, what I’m fearing won’t happen, but you never know. If you’ve been following the news, you probably know … Continue reading

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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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