Category Archives: Book Two – Mind

Autism

one who cares

I had the privilege of attending the National Science Writers Conference this weekend, which was conveniently about a forty minute drive from where I live. The membership heavily tilts toward science journalists, but theoretically includes anyone in the science communication field, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 2 | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

spectacle

I don’t pay attention to political news, these days. Both camps have crystallized themselves into positions of pearls-clutching outrage that have grown beyond tiresome. My political leanings are no secret, but it’s clear that half of the country disagrees with … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 2 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

swamped

I was thoroughly tired of school, after getting my second bachelor’s in 2015. I was tired of how it seeped into every crack and crevice of spare time I had. I was tired of telling friends “I can’t, I have … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 2 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

placeno

“The chronic pain placebo responders also were emotionally self-aware, sensitive to painful situations and mindful of their environment.” – Science Daily Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients: Placebo benefits can be predicted by brain anatomy and psychological traits … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 2 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

handle

I am back in graduate school once again, this time in a writing program as opposed to a science-based (or rather, laboratory bench-based) program. During the first class last week, the professor warned us, as if I needed the warning, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 2 | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

safe

I did not realize it until I was in my early forties, but I do not enjoy fireworks. There is nothing about the experience that is pleasant to me in any way. While others may delight in the celebratory aspect … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 1 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

gulled

unsplash-logoRyoji Iwata When people talk about autism, they talk about developmental milestones, cognitive- versus non-cognitive impairments, low and high functioning, language and social deficits. Specifically in regards to Asperger’s, the lion’s share tends to be social challenges, executive function, and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 1 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

fun

I am not spontaneous. I cannot pack a bag and fly off to Europe tomorrow, or up and go to the beach on an hour’s notice. I do not impulsively engage in crazy activities with my pals that turn into … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 1 | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

supposed

I have run out of energy. Again. Just like I did this time last year when they changed my schedule and switched my days off. Except – I don’t have that excuse this time. But I called out of work … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 1 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

this is why

OK, I’ll admit, I was one of those liberals that didn’t get the Trump thing. While I might not have been as addicted to the daily outrage flung up the flagpole by the media as some, I entertained a lingering, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Two - Mind, Setting 1 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment