Fitz and the Tantrums: bucking the standard and the loneliness of being a pioneer

The standard fit Ever been to the Smithsonian and seen the kitchen Julia Child's husband built for her? It's a grand kitchen. A place for everything and everything in its place. But if you look closely, the countertops are taller than your standard kitchen because Julia Child was 6'2" and her husband wanted the kitchen … Continue reading Fitz and the Tantrums: bucking the standard and the loneliness of being a pioneer

Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in: Notes on SENG

I'm not done processing, but these are the things I noticed: 1) The struggle is real. The first panel I heard talked about disparities in gifted education access. Academics talking about all the barriers to finding gifted kids and funding their education. Very interesting. Someone mentioned how relying on the involvement of parents leads to … Continue reading Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in: Notes on SENG

Observations on a voyage across a continent: Newark to Houston edition

It’s a travel day, and you know what that means: weird observations about mundane things I make into giant deals. 1) I saw the busted version of Timothee Chalamet (which is still better than most people). Curly locks. A white tank top, strategically ripped. An 8 pack? 10 pack? 12 pack? I don’t know. There … Continue reading Observations on a voyage across a continent: Newark to Houston edition

Executive Functioning: the standard bearer of my autism

First listen to this: Anxious Mess Podcast My friend Maddie, who has a graduate degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia, sent it to me. And parts of it hurt in that way that only someone who knows my pain could do. I struggled my whole life with executive functioning. I got yelled at constantly as … Continue reading Executive Functioning: the standard bearer of my autism

It’s not in my head: female pain and the doctors who refuse to acknowledge it

So some mixed results today. I saw a doctor at no cost, but he failed to listen to me. He was perfunctory. He was cold. He was unyielding. He was awful. He listened to my heart for 30 seconds and the proceeded to dismiss every symptom I am having: swelling in the knees, legs and … Continue reading It’s not in my head: female pain and the doctors who refuse to acknowledge it