But I’m stuck using it…

So, I caught on C-SPAN Frances Haugen’s Congressional testimony about Facebook and how Instagram is ruining young girls. Not to sound callous, my issue with social media has to do with its overall nature and being autistic.

A part of me understands why these girls mentioned by Frances Haugen are…

A Personal Reflection

The Hill reported on July, 30th 2021, that Daniel Goodwyn, a January 6th U.S. Capitol Rioter, refused to wear a face mask because of his “autism” during a recent hearing. According to his attorney, autism “makes it harder for him to wear masks.” Mr. Goodwyn attempted to chew through one…

a possible future of cryptocurrencies

Elon Musk Jokes About Dogecoin on SNL

Cryptocurrencies Fall Apart

The U.S. Develops a Digital USD

Central Bank Digital Currencies Help Power an A.I. Arms Race

On SNL, Elon Musk joked that Dogecoin was a hustle. This was followed a couple days later, as reported on Bloomberg, that Mr. Musk…

Georgia O'Keeffe is one artist that comes to mind who preferred to be alone. She rarely interacted with other artists. Reading alone doesn't impart skill in writing, and every story idea has already been written. For me, it's more important what I read than the pursuit of reading for enjoyment and pleasure. Give me a medical paper on some disease any day of the week over a work of fiction, and I'll find some element in that paper to twist into a horrid short story.

She got a COVID-19 breakthrough case this summer

So, during this past August, my wife got a breakthrough case of COVID-19. She’s okay, but she lost her sense of taste and smell. It’s slowly coming back as of this writing.

Now I know there are lots of stories out there about autistics having empathy, and most of them…

This concerns me on lots of levels. And I wonder how long this need has been persistent. I bring this up because I wrote a response (here- https://sethunderwood56.medium.com/tl-dr-warning-ca86e05816a8 ) to another piece dealing the spectrum where I cite a study where a woman was being told they were not on the spectrum because she didn’t look like it despite she was. I know of another recent study done in German that shows clinicians have a bias toward the worse end of the spectrum vs. the higher more functional end with diagnosis and assignment of aide. Not to question the universe of psychology, but have new biases occurred since the "merger" resulting in a decline in access? It’s a fair question to ask.

Being HFA or AS at over 50 but less than 62 in the USA

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s (also known as HFA) via martial counselling during my early 40s. When I was 48 to 49, I started to suffer from chronic migraines. At the time I was an accountant at a non-profit organization working in a medium size office. They accommodated both my…

An Early Disease in Rosella Tolfree’s World

After the COVID-19 pandemic, human society embarked on efforts to deal with potential zoonotic viral sources. Out of panic, a few governments resorted to burning whole forests to wipe out potential zoonotic sources. This didn’t change the equation of how the viruses worked, and it created new niches. …

TL:DR Warning....

(For the record, I'm not in the psychological profession but that doesn't necessarily disqualify me from making some observations)

Although, I can appreciate some of the social justice elements of this piece, the medical linking of two diagnoses into a spectrum theory doesn’t always promote better outcomes.

Current…

Another Binney Corporation Story

Marian Butler was an administrative secretary in the Gliese 685-b Colony of 26 Draconis. A colony erected by the Binney Corporation specializing in large-scale industrial material processing. It was 46 light years away from Earth and servicing the outer sectors. Marian worked under Phoebe Long, one of twelve Sub-Directors for…

Seth Underwood

a writer of dark science fiction, sufferer of chronic migraines, and player of Warframe and Genshin Impact. Fan of Mike Pondsmith Race- human. Not elf or gnome.

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