Month: October 2022
There’s a space inside
The last of the love poems: The Big Heartbreak. It’s his birthday, and he’s been haunting me, so I’m feeling maybe a little spiteful.
Actually Autistic Moment of the Day: “of”
One of my earliest memory-fragments, puzzling over the spelling of ‘of’ versus the sound of ‘of’. It makes a lot more sense on this side of realizing I’m actually autistic.
What I’d tell my younger ‘autistic’ self now
Things I’d tell my younger ActuallyAutistic self: basically, they’re right, and the empowerment of acceptance.
Two New Anthropoid Species? Brains in Rats, Brains in Computers.
What are the ethical implications of putting human brain cells into a rat or of connecting brain cells to a computer?
Teaching is a Laborious Magic
I really love teaching college students. It’s an awful effort, as in its both an intense slog and the results are awe-provoking, and in retrospect the process looks almost like a kind of interpersonal magic.
What’s an Expat to Do?
Thoughts on anti-regime protests by Iranian expats at embassies around the world, and of the decision to stay or go that I’ve always known I’d have to make.
Meanwhile the Everyday Violence of Apartheid in Palestine, Funded by US Tax Dollars
An update on casualties in Palestine as the Iranians try for liberty and western attention remains fixedly on Ukraine.