After more than 10,000 votes from over 100 countries, the results of Prospect’s world thinkers 2013 poll are in. Online polls often throw up curious results, but this top 10 offers a snapshot of the…Continue
Attributes of GodGod made man in his own likenessGod comes to Adam and says, “I’ve got good news for you and bad news. Which one do you want to hear first?“The good news,” says Adam.“Okay. I’ve given…Continue
When I was a child, my grandma Irma opposed decisively to the possibility of a Catholic education with Jesuit nuns for her granddaughter (Me). Partly because it was obvious I wasn’t learning at…Continue
The conscious experience was one of the first topics studied by early psychologists. Structuralists used a process known as introspection to analyze and report conscious sensations, thoughts, and…Continue
Autistic people deal with the uncertainties of life’s events in markedly differing ways. Quite frequently it is often only after significant time has been spent reflecting on a given “problem” that its core elements and distinctive characteristics become clear. My job at a TV golf style network in Hartford, CT, provided the patterns and lessons that made this blog possible.
1. Ask to be told in straightforward language. As an autistic person, one of the first challenges…Continue
I WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE severe autism by retreating to the safety of a Library. Look deep into the nature of this complex neurological disorder, and then you will understand that autism is the mysterious inability of the mind to order things in sequence. What characterizes it most is the disregard of reality and the withdrawal into a certain ritualistic life. Behind this insistence for sameness and order there is a striving for predictability, which is not possible without sequential…Continue
Golf, where nothing is impossible, has healed my autism. Over the years I have learned something about the Scottish sport, which I have quietly and firmly adapted to my own uses. When everything in your life is uncertain, there’s nothing quite like the clarity and precision of a fresh tee and a tough green.
Golf can make you a better person and put life in perspective. It was the ancient and royal Scottish sport that helped me to discover that I had a mind, a voice of my own,…Continue
During the “Cold War” between The United States and the Soviet Union, which went on roughly for 45 years (from 1945 to 1989), they were not technically enemies. Not in the military sense. Not in a formal political way. There had been no declaration of war.
Indeed, the United States had never been at war with the Soviet Union. On the contrary, for four longs years they had been allies in a desperate struggle against a common foe. And they had cooperated, extensively.
The US had…Continue