About Me & My View

I am an Independent thinking highly functional person who is deaf and has some  Aspie traits.  That makes me a pretty rare creature on this earth. I became deaf about 30 years ago and have had Aspie traits all my life but only recently discovered that it had a name. I have a somewhat different view of the world that you may find interesting, maybe even enlightening.

I am deaf but that is not who I am. It is just an affliction that I must cope with on a daily basis. I went deaf about thirty years ago. Even though it is difficult and extremely tiring at times I have maintained my roots in the hearing world. I am seldom around other deaf people but welcome them when I do meet them.

I have several Aspie traits but I don’t know if I “qualify” as an official Aspie. I didn’t discover that many of  my traits had a name attached to them until relatively recently. Looking back I can now understand why I was sometimes quite different than those around me. While I shun eye contact, not very adept at social situations, and don’t care much for crowds I am for the most part seen as a highly intelligent functioning person (if there is such a thing). But being an Aspie has given me a different view of the world.  If you want to get a more thorough understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome  and how it affected me then take a look at my 10 part series “My Journey Into Asperger’s Syndrome”

I am passionate about many things in my life. Writing and particularly blogging is one of them so I blog about what gets me up in the morning and what excites me.

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The main crux of this blog is I don’t let others tell me how to think about things or how to behave as I strive to intelligently form my own opinions but never reject wisdom wherever I find it. I am especially weary of what others call common sense. To me, too much of that is really just the prejudices taught to us by those around us.

Like all of us, I am a person who is composed of all the experiences of my life and that is what I write about here.

4 thoughts on “About Me & My View

  • Just discovered your blog. Reading some past posts felt like reading about my own life.

    A bunch of similarities. Grew up (moderate means) in a small town in the Midwest. Dad died when I was 14. Worked my way through college at the University of Nebraska. Graduated in 1968 with an engineering degree. Soon to begin the seventh decade of my life. Realized early I was a “misfit” but embraced it anyway. That includes being a misfit in a red state. Travel around in a small RV – but not home made. Lived frugal, and now semi-retired. Enjoying life.

    Some differences too. Married 47+ years. Raised two sons and now have six grandchildren. Had six different jobs before starting my own business as a consulting engineer in 1987. Still dabble in the business. Lost my good friend and business partner this past year to cancer. Assessing what to do next before the clock runs out. But won’t get it all done, even if I live to be 500. Plan to keep trying, though.

    Have much enjoyed what I’ve read so far. You’re invited to visit my blog at JumpToConsulting.com. Under 200 posts – some business – some rants – some musings. I suspect you might enjoy it. Thanks for yours!

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    • Thanks Peter for visiting and being a follower. I have been reading you some time now via my Feedly list. Thanks for your insight and rattling my brain once in a while. 🙂

      Yeah geography just isn’t the barrier it once was. It is nice to find like minded folks wherever you can…

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