I have to warn you up front that his post is kinda surreal, so hang on. If the title above doesn’t show you that this post is bizarre then let me tell you it is a fictional town full of fictional people. Why would I want to adopt a town? That is what this post is all about. Before I get into the main topic … Continue reading I Have Adopted A Town
I, like Greta Thunberg, consider many of my Aspie traits to be my “superpowers” but some of them do need to be controlled sometimes in order to get things done. I love the fact that I can sit down and totally concentrate on one particular thing and make the rest of the world simply disappear. I still do that for hours at a time, and … Continue reading Reigning In My Aspie Traits… Sometimes
I know I am on the 2020 Election battlefield for another 43 days but sometimes you just gotta take a break. That’s what I am doing with this post George Burns sang he wished he was 80 again, he lived to be 100 years and 2 months old. Well, I likely won’t even reach the age of 80, so I want to wish I was … Continue reading I Wish I Was 30 Again…
I have let it be known many times here on RJsCorner that I have significant Aspie traits. I have not been officially diagnosed, nor do I care to be, so I don’t call myself an Aspie. If you want to know more about this condition, at least from my personal perspective click here.
I had an Aspie type meltdown about three weeks ago that scared me. I have had a few more since then so I kinda get the reason for them. If you care to read about my first meltdown click here to see that post.Continue reading “All About Meltdowns…”
I think its time for another post about my Aspie traits. This one is about my obsession of having control of my life.Continue reading “Having Control…”
I didn’t know which name I wanted to title this post, so I gave you both. This post is about how my Aspie traits allow me to almost totally block out the world for hours at a time.Continue reading “Laser Focus… In The Groove”
From my “Introduction to Journalism” class I took in college I learned that the headline is the primary reason most stop and read an article. I learned that lesson well it seems. 😏 I’m not saying that having Aspie traits is awful, in fact I think they have enriched my life in more ways than they have hurt. But I am saying that another condition combined with Aspie traits makes life almost impossible at times. That is what this post is all about.Continue reading “There Is Only One Thing Worse Than Being An Aspie…”
It used to be that your word was your reputation. If you break your word you suffer the consequences. But for the words in the title above, the majority of us break our word. Oh, we have all the intentions of honoring them when we say them but then things change for whatever reason. I think my Aspie characteristics play a part in my response … Continue reading Till Death Do Us Part… Aspie Style..
It has been a while since I talked about my Aspie traits. I have decided I won’t call myself an Aspie but will state that I have many of the characteristics of one. Asperger’s Syndrome is part of the Autism Spectrum and the breadth of the syndrome is wide indeed. Some, like myself live a pretty normal life while others struggle with day to … Continue reading Aspie Traits – Assets vs Liabilities..
Understanding body language, things like facial expressions and tone of voice are important for social interactions. But many of us Aspies are just not very good at those type things. To us, it is a strange and mysterious thing so we often tend to misinterpret what is actually being communicated. Without recognizing these things our response to some conversations seems inappropriate. We generally take … Continue reading Aspie Trait #4 – We Just Don’t Understand Body Language.
This week’s Aspie trait is one that is powerful for me. I have always been a good writer. In high school and college, I almost effortlessly got A’s in all my composition classes. Writing just came easily for me. If I add up all the posts I have written in the last ten years on the various blogs I have started, the number likely … Continue reading Aspie Trait #3 – We Are Good Writers But Not Good Speakers..
We Aspies are usually brutally honest and speak our mind. Our allegiance is to the truth, not people’s feelings. Most people learn not to tell the truth all the time. Sometimes white lies need to be said so as not to hurt friends’ feelings. But white lies just seem immoral or at least illogical to many of us Aspies. Of course, being brutally honest is … Continue reading Aspie Trait #2 – We are honest to a fault
I thought as part of the RJsCorner rework I would add a weekly snippet about Asperger’s Traits. I want to emphasize here that I am not an “expert” on this condition but I have apparently lived with it most of my life and I have also done quite a bit of study on the topic over the last few months. Since everyone seems to like numbered … Continue reading Aspie Trait #1: We Don’t All Have The Same Traits Or Severity