The Cat And The Staircase.

This story may be based on actual events. … Once upon a time there was a family that lived in a house. The dog lived downstairs. The cat lived upstairs. The people lived upstairs and downstairs. It had been a hot day and the child had gone to bed. Upstairs was all dark. The stairs […]

Kale Poems

I used to write kale poems for my friend. Four lines starting with K,A,L and E. In that order, otherwise they may have been Leak poems, which implies a slightly different meaning. She wanted to put them in a book along with her experiences of breast cancer. She told me they needed to be out […]

Not About Distractability. Or Maybe A Bit?

I keep meaning to write about how I deal with being 3 very distractable people living in a house. But to be honest, living it is more … interesting than writing about it. So I start a blog and three paragraphs in I get bored, or something happens, and it never gets looked at again. […]

A Tale of Two Blankets

I recently finished a blanket. This one, with all the dog hairs on it because it has been sitting in the corner while I periodically crocheted the border. Round and round and round and round in brown and brown and brown and brown. I don’t much like brown. It came in the kit. It does […]

Please Don’t Say I Don’t Look Autistic.

I have never been particularly good with compliments. But I particularly dislike the kind of well-meaning “compliment” that actually isn’t. Specifically, when people find out I am autistic and proclaim with great confidence that I don’t look autistic. Of course most of those conversations happened prior to lockdown, and I only received my diagnosis in […]