Category Archives: Autism

Book Write-Up: The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles

Dr. Lina W. Liken with Cali Blalock.  The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles.  Bloomington: Westbow Press, 2014.  See here to buy the book. As a person with Asperger’s Syndrome, I can use guidance on how to interact … Continue reading

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Firefly, Jaynestown, and Grace

I’ve been watching the TV series Firefly, which was on for one season in 2002-2003.  It is science fiction.  Although it was only on for one season (plus a movie was made to wrap up the story), it gained a … Continue reading

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This Aspie’s Response to The Imitation Game

A few months ago, a commenter told me about the 2014 movie, The Imitation Game, and asked me to evaluate its depiction of Asperger’s Syndrome.  I saw the movie a few nights ago, and I am ready to chime in. … Continue reading

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My Blog is 6!

Today is my blog’s sixth birthday!  What I want to do in this post is to share with you my goals for this coming year of blogging, including my struggles over what some of my goals will be. My plan … Continue reading

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Leaders 3

A theme that came up more than once in my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s Leaders was alcohol.  Here are some stories that Nixon tells: —-Page 143: “[German leader Konrad Adenauer] had other weapons besides the cold steel of logic, … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 16

For my blog post today on Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll discuss something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 488: “On the subject of [Richard] Nixon, [Henry] Kissinger said, ‘He was very good in foreign policy [but] he was … Continue reading

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Lars and the Real Girl, and a Community’s Acceptance

I watched the 2007 movie Lars and the Real Girl a couple of nights ago.  You can read about it here.  Also check out Roger Ebert’s excellent review of the movie. There were plenty of times when I was bored … Continue reading

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The Loner

I got back to reading M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth. What particularly stood out to me in my latest reading was a scenario that Peck described on pages … Continue reading

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Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady 4

I have three items for my write-up today on Greg Mitchell’s Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—-Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950. 1.  When I was blogging through Irwin Gellman’s The Contender, I … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 2-3: Dealing with Fear

In this post, I’ll write about my daily quiet times in Deuteronomy 2-3.  My focus will be on dealing with fear.  I’ll be looking at the Conquest, which is a very grisly subject, to say the least.  But, in reading … Continue reading

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