Gardening on Mars

Here I am on the mainland.  My brother meets me at Schiphol, we take a train, and from Centraal we walk. A delicious decompression after the rushing and penning of flight and the relentless administrations of travel. Roland points out buildings and waves in directions and weaves in narratives while I partition the rest of … Continue reading Gardening on Mars

Half Term Writing Round-Up with Bonus Track

Because it's not blogging, what I've done is to post 'homework' to tumblr. If you're Facebook friends with me you might have read most of these, but even if you are there's the evil of algorithms, so here they are. We were given briefs and told 300-500 words. I made it my business to write … Continue reading Half Term Writing Round-Up with Bonus Track

Writing My (Autistic) Self

I've been doing this writing course, as you know, and I've been a bit blocked if I'm honest. I fobbed last term's teacher off with a couple of blog posts as if that'd do, and she kind of called me on it, so here's the longer piece I finally submitted, Given More Time I Would Have... … Continue reading Writing My (Autistic) Self


Good Mornington Crescent* This morning I was supposed to go to a day school thingy for my course, but yesterday I was in a world of migraine and now I'm having a lovely postdrome thankyouverymuch. Postdrome is a bit like a hangover for reference. So, but I have a rather clear day, and apart from … Continue reading ADHD PTSD ASC and Me

Routines, Subroutines, and Mono-type Obsessions

Good morning. Or whatever. It's a different week for me this week which is a bit good and a bit not good. It is a truth universally acknowledged that ASC people NEED routines. Like, it's not just that things go better if things go well and normally, nor is it exactly OCD either. It's just … Continue reading Routines, Subroutines, and Mono-type Obsessions