Category Archives: Asperger’s

Ramblings on Reading Different Perspectives

When I was a teenager, I would mostly read one side of an issue.  On the rare occasions that I did venture forth to read another side, my mind would be in defensive mode: I would try to refute what … Continue reading

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Coping with Negativity

My mind can easily go in a negative direction.  Lately, I have addressed that problem by praying in my mind.  And my prayers in this case have not been me complaining to God about my situation, for that is negative … Continue reading

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On Isolation

Today’s Our Daily Bread had some interesting things to say about the topic of isolation.  The author of today’s devotional was Bill Crowder.  He states: “Whether isolated by our own choices, by the cultural trends that surround us, or by … Continue reading

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“Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”

We sang a hymn at church this morning that I really liked.  I was restless, irritable, and discontent before we sang this hymn.  I felt, well, offbeat: we would sing hymns, and I did not know where exactly we were, … Continue reading

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The Ends of Power 10

On page 319 of The Ends of Power, by H.R. Haldeman (with Joseph DiMona), we read of Haldeman’s reaction to an instruction that President Richard Nixon gave to him. “[Nixon said:] ‘I want you to go in the other room … Continue reading

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President Nixon: Alone in the White House 2

A point that Richard Reeves makes a couple of times in President Nixon: Alone in the White House is that Richard Nixon did not like people because he assumed that they were like him, with his deviousness and flaws.  That … Continue reading

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Jonathan Aitken’s Nixon: A Life 10

On page 461 of Nixon: A Life, Jonathan Aitken states: “…Nixon abroad had a personal style that was far more assured, confident and dignified than the image he portrayed at home.  At close quarters with his fellow Americans he could … Continue reading

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Pat Nixon: The Untold Story 2

One feature that I noticed in my latest reading of Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s Pat Nixon: The Untold Story, which I haven’t really seen in other books about Richard Nixon that I have read, is that Julie quotes extensively from the … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 30

On page 957 of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, Conrad Black states: “Nixon’s plucky and generally very popular daughter, Julie Eisenhower, had gone out speaking in support of her father.  She invariably made a very good impression, and … Continue reading

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Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full 13

For my blog post today for My Year (or More) of Nixon, I will feature two quotes.  The first is from the book that I am reading now, Conrad Black’s Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full.  The second is … Continue reading

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