How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.

I was just reading a parenting article.  I saw the title Surviving the Teenaged Years. and thought I need to read this.  It was the normal blah blah, mild punishments of short duration. Actually I thought the short duration of punishments was for training dogs, you know if you don't punish the dog immediately it … Continue reading How To Get Along With Your Teenage Child.

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The Evil Plot Thickens or Thins or Something.

For those of you that are new to this blog, hi, welcome, it gets better I promise, and to old friends who may have forgotten, like me I've forgotten what I told you, although I don't really consider myself a friend, I mean I have a truce but its not really observed all the time, … Continue reading The Evil Plot Thickens or Thins or Something.

KSP Exercise – POV

I may have been ignoring my blog but I've still been facilitating at KSP Writers' Centre.  Admittedly mostly Tabby and Alex but I believe technically there are considered people.  And they do pay, actually I pay.  That's right I pay to boss about my own kids.  Actually thinking about it, they listen to me; money … Continue reading KSP Exercise – POV

Can an Autistic Person Legitimately Become a Writer?

Of course disabled people can do whatever they want to.  Rah,rah disabled rights.  Okay, done? Seriously though, writing is supposed to be based in truth, right?  Even the most preposterous fantastic premise must be based on the human experience, it must have internal cohesion or it becomes pointless. So you write from what you know.  … Continue reading Can an Autistic Person Legitimately Become a Writer?

Anubis, Not the Famous One, the Cuddly One.

As promised pictures of the newest Holt. Thursday we went to Cat Haven (Cat Shelter) to look for a kitten.  I know before I have sworn off rescue pets because of the complicated household make up that the poor animal will have to adjust to.  Some years ago we adopted a beautiful Ragdoll X Freddy … Continue reading Anubis, Not the Famous One, the Cuddly One.

Farewell Beloved Smokie

I don't even know how to write this... Smokie passed away, renal failure after a kidney blockage; it was fast, bloody and completely unexpected.  My marshmallow cloud.  The vet gave him a pain killer while we waited for tests, the results were dire.  No real choice.  But the morphine gave us time to get the … Continue reading Farewell Beloved Smokie

Exercising the Writing Muscles.

Yes the crazy characters at KSP Writing Centre are still letting me give real people exercises to do.  Here's last week's: To write about writing is such a drag The only thing worse is my facillitator’s nag Without a life of her own, she’s destroying mine! If I was asleep at home all would be … Continue reading Exercising the Writing Muscles.

I Am Not A Person, I Am An Autistic.

'I am not my disability, I am a person!' Interesting, but in terms of autism how accurate is it. I suppose what it gets down to is how do we really understand 'a person'.  Other disabilities, sure I'll give you that, as far as I know.  Blind people are people who can not see, deaf … Continue reading I Am Not A Person, I Am An Autistic.