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Category Archives: Autism

Happy Birthday, William

My first born baby boy is twenty years old today. This is a self-portrait he did in his drawing fundamentals class. It was his first assignment; required, I believe, to get a feel for the students’ abilities. It is uncannily like William, drawn from his reflection in the mirror. Artist, computer scientist, math whiz, hyperlexic, […]

My son the Dungeon Master

From the New York Times yesterday (via boingboing), a tribute to Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, who died last week. The accompanying article’s discussion on how D&D informs our world is, perhaps, the most lucid explanation of geek culture I’ve ever read. We live in Gary Gygax’s world. The most popular books on earth […]

My other cool kid

As I worked with my son to load the dishwasher this morning, I found myself rearranging dishes to make more room. He had loaded things in rather a jumble; I moved bowls next to bowls, glasses by glasses, etc. Our conversation when like this, Me: Remember when they taught you in kindergarten about “like with […]

Don’t speak for me, either

I Googled myself the other day, looking for a photo that is online as part of my bio at the University of Utah. Long story short, the Google results turned up something unexpected. Previously, I’ve written about the film Autism Everyday, produced by the group Autism Speaks, and my opinion has never included a condemnation […]