RetComLife – I Am A Forward Thinker…

I am a forward thinker, and rarely a status-quo type guy. That often gets me in trouble here at my retirement community. All of my life I have been in the “Mr. Fix-It” mode. I am always looking to how to make things better. In my mind, there is no situation that can’t stand improvement. I think many of us baby boomers grew up with … Continue reading RetComLife – I Am A Forward Thinker…

I Am Secretly Covered With Envy…

They say that envy is one of the most common emotions. There is even a commandment about it. I never thought of myself as having envy, but in reality I have probably lived with it most of my life, and sometimes it even seems to drive my life. Except for my electronic gadgets, I am not much of a “things” person, so I don’t envy … Continue reading I Am Secretly Covered With Envy…

Oh, Poor Misunderstood Me…

I recently read a post over at TheMedium.com where the author stated nine reasons why Neurotypicals (NT) don’t like people with Autism. I don’t really agree with her basic premise that most NTs just don’t like us. Yes, I do come across some of those types, but for the most part, NTs just don’t care to know much about us. They have enough troubles of … Continue reading Oh, Poor Misunderstood Me…

Every Picture Has A Story (EPS)#1 – An Introduction

To my regular readers (God bless you), it is pretty obvious that I love my special projects. And from your responses, I pretty sure you do too. Special Projects are where I can let my Aspie traits shine. I love studying things in detail, and Special Projects is where I do multiple posts about the same subject. Some of my Special Projects have run their … Continue reading Every Picture Has A Story (EPS)#1 – An Introduction

Keep Going Back To It…

You’re going to forget 90% of what you hear or read because it’s usually single exposure. If you really want to learn something, keep going back to it. I don’t know who said this quote, but there is a lot of truth to it. In preparation for the upcoming Philosophy of Life special project I am currently putting together, I have downloaded copies of several … Continue reading Keep Going Back To It…

Can Dreams Become Reality?

I am a lifelong dreamer. I seem to constantly be thinking about how my world could be better if only… But, if you spend too much time dreaming, can that eventually become your reality? That is what this post is all about. Nothing too ambitions huh? By not going down a road, it will always remain a road ahead. A personal example of that is … Continue reading Can Dreams Become Reality?

There Is Innocence In Youth…

There is innocence in youth, unclouded by history, politics, and conflict. And maybe more so, the emotional baggage we carry through life strips us of our innocence? Even with purposefully trying to avoid it, the politics of these current times is weighing on me. I can see so many of the gains my generation made being stripped away, even before I am gone. We should … Continue reading There Is Innocence In Youth…

Good Patches Come And Go…

Good patches come and go, but in the end it is all about laying in the sun. Of course, the quote above came from an avid sunbather, but it does have a more profound meaning. Presently, I am suffering from some not-so-good times. Too many memories flooding my consciousness. Too many realities that are not so pleasant. I barely knew him, but I miss my … Continue reading Good Patches Come And Go…

Without Death, Living Would Be Unbearable.

Now that my “Love of my Life” series is completed, I want to end this week’s posts on a related topic. Almost everyone knows the old saying Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die to get here I read that to say that we are afraid we won’t stack up to the qualifications to pass the pearly gates. Or maybe, … Continue reading Without Death, Living Would Be Unbearable.

Remembering The Love Of My Life – Alone Together…

Today is the first anniversary of my wife’s death. I still think of her everyday, but maybe a little less often now. Just before we got married, she asked me if we were making the right decision? I told her “only time would tell”. Well, we lasted for 34 years, I guess I can say it was a good decision. When I went deaf two … Continue reading Remembering The Love Of My Life – Alone Together…

Remembering The Love Of My Life – Advice & A Secret Revealed

In the last few weeks before her death in hospice, my wife and I managed to have a serious conversation about coping with life, particularly mine after she is gone. It was fortunate that the conversation happened when it did as she soon thereafter she sank into a malaise and was unable to communicate via signing or anything else. I had several Aspie meltdowns in … Continue reading Remembering The Love Of My Life – Advice & A Secret Revealed

Remembering The Love Of My Life – GDL & New Jersey

My wife was just not a person of action. She would rather just enjoy each day as they came along. Her card and board games, picture puzzles, naps, and TV shows were her daily activities throughout our married life. She hated change, and when I forced it upon her, she didn’t appreciate it at all! But, after it happened, she most often grudgingly admitted she … Continue reading Remembering The Love Of My Life – GDL & New Jersey

Remembering The Love Of My Life – Her Early Years

It was a year ago this Thursday that my wife drew her last breath. Of course, I am having some serious emotions about that. I decided that to commemorate her life, I will write some heartfelt posts about her this week that will allow you to get to know her. Writing is what I do best, so I think that is the most appropriate way … Continue reading Remembering The Love Of My Life – Her Early Years

What’s So Great About The Real World?

They say that those of us with Aspie traits don’t live in the real world. There is some truth to that, at least as far as I am concerned. My view of the world is probably somewhat different from yours. But I have a basic question about all of this. What’s So Great About The Real World? In my senior years, I am weaning myself … Continue reading What’s So Great About The Real World?

On-The-Road Epilogue # 8 – Wrapping It Up…

This is my last post on my recent 6,000-mile trip through the South and Southwest. The lessons learned from that trip will last me a lifetime, or at least what I have left of it. I am ready to declare what I discovered, and maybe more importantly, act upon those discoveries. Let’s start with a high-level look back on the trip: This trip fulfilled one … Continue reading On-The-Road Epilogue # 8 – Wrapping It Up…

On-The-Road Epilogue #7 – The Mindset Of The South…

Now that I am in the closing stages of reporting on my On-The-Road adventure in the South and Southwest. It’s time to talk about my observations and prejudices of that area of the country. Pictures just don’t seem appropriate for this post, so there will be none. Historically, I still have trouble getting past the Civil War and slavery issues. In some ways, I think … Continue reading On-The-Road Epilogue #7 – The Mindset Of The South…

On-The-Road Epilogue # 6 – The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

This is the third museum I visited during my recent three-day trip across the Gulf Coast States. I kinda think it was my favorite museum of the trip. 😎 Besides eating lots of oysters on my trip across the Gulf Coast States, I happened onto one of the most interesting museums I visited on this on-the-road adventure. It was the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum … Continue reading On-The-Road Epilogue # 6 – The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

On-The-Road Epilogue # 5 – Gulf Coast Art…

It’s about time I finish up my On-The-Road epilogue posts, so I am going to do that over the next four days. Generally when I travel, museums are my main stops. I just think they provide a good history of the area I visit. The Gulf Coast States are no exception. I visited several museums in this trip and will highlight two of them here … Continue reading On-The-Road Epilogue # 5 – Gulf Coast Art…