Category Archives: Autism

Going Out on Your Own

I recently read Numbers 32, in which the tribes of Reuben and Gad prefer to settle in the Transjordan rather than the land of Canaan.  They agree, however, to assist the rest of Israel in conquering Canaan. The first time … Continue reading

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Harvard Libraries and Reading

There was a lot of ground covered in my latest reading of Ari Goldman’s The Search for God at Harvard: Ari’s search for a library at Harvard where he felt comfortable studying; Ari’s happiness that being a student gave him … Continue reading

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A More Interactive Church Service?

More than once, I have read evangelicals say that the church of the future will be more interactive: it won’t have a congregation gathering together to sing a few hymns and listen to a speaker, but it will provide a … Continue reading

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Did Jonathan Edwards Have Asperger’s?

In my latest reading of George Marsden’s Jonathan Edwards: A Life, I wondered if Jonathan Edwards had Asperger’s Syndrome.  Marsden does not speculate about this issue, but, as a person with Asperger’s who has read some about the condition, I … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s No Apology 5: The Economy

In my latest reading of Mitt Romney’s No Apology: Believe in America, Romney focused on economics.  I have two items (and the second item has sub-items). 1.  One reason that I wanted to read this book was that Romney defends … Continue reading

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Aspies in the Church

On Rachel Held Evans’ site, there is an excellent post by Erin Thomas on Embracing Faith As an Aspie.  The post is excellent, as were many of the comments.  But my favorite comment was by lainiep: “As an aspie female … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Invest Deeply in Another Person

This will be a rambling post, so be forewarned!  At church this morning, the pastor was talking about witnessing.  He said that, by smiling at people, we show them that we care. This was interesting, in light of things that … Continue reading

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5/1/2012 Links

I have three links for today, focusing primarily on social skills and coping: 1.  Aspergers Girl has an excellent post on 20 things NOT to say to people with Asperger’s, and 15 beneficial approaches.  A lot of what she says … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 9

In my latest reading of Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare, Newt Gingrich talks about the living arrangements of people with disabilities.  On page 198, he states: “…most families want to do as much as humanly and … Continue reading

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Asperger’s Posts: Where to Go from Here

Today is the last day of National Autism Month for 2012!  On my WordPress blog, I’ve gained some new followers on account of my posts on The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron.  In these … Continue reading

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