The Worst Part of Being Autistic: Demand Avoidance

Ok, as an autistic person, this is easily one of my biggest disabilities. It has caused me countless problems and misunderstandings. I’ve nearly lost jobs over this, and have many broken relationships becuase of this. And I’m confident I’m very annoying to supervise becuase if this. Demand avoidance. Because of the way my brain works, … More The Worst Part of Being Autistic: Demand Avoidance

Books on Autism

Over the last year, and especially in the last few months, I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about myself and how I can relate to the world as an autistic person. At this point, I’ve only read books written by people who are autistic, as I’ve much more interested in people’s … More Books on Autism

Special Interests

The things about being on the spectrum is that I always have a special interest that consumes my thoughts and it’s the only thing I want to talk about. Over the years I’ve rotated between a couple—some times it’s work related, some times it’s just a hobby. Transitioning between special interests is hard for me. … More Special Interests


One of my goals is to get published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. I submitted a story last year, and they rejected it. They said: “We appreciate your taking the time to send it in for our consideration. Although it does not suit the needs of the magazine at this time, we wish you luck … More Rejection

2021 House Update

We are refinancing, which means we are getting an appraisal, which means we did some cleaning and patching. We bought this house four years ago and put two years of sweat-equity into it. Then, we refinanced, and hired Joshua Calderone to do major work, which got completed (minus finishing) right before COVID hit. Then we … More 2021 House Update