Sorry, But Yes: I Hate Being Autistic

What follows is excerpted from a week and a half’s worth of notes taken for use during therapy this Friday. This past Friday was bladder and prostate surgery; I spent the weekend feeling purely mechanistic and empty of self. Tuesday, part one Near-miss mental health crisis at catheter removal when without any advance prep before…More

I’m On A Boat

On my fourth day on antibiotics for my fourth urinary tract infection of the year, the world started to move even when I was standing still. I’ve dealt with height vertigo for as long as I can remember. Growing up, even just being too close to the railing on the second floor of the local…More

Six More And I Get One Free

It took a long-distance hail and a jogging trot across the street, but I just barely managed to catch the most convenient bus to my destination—important, because I didn’t want to waste any more time than already had been wasted that morning. Four blocks later, making a routine left turn, the bus collided with a…More

Did I Have COVID?

Very early on in the pandemic, in February 2020, James Hamblin of The Atlantic passed along Harvard epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch’s view of what was to come, in a piece entitled “You’re Likely to Get the Coronavirus”. Lipsitch predicts that within the coming year, some 40 to 70 percent of people around the world will be…More