Writing

Autistic Twitter

I posted something about my Autism to Twitter the other morning. I’ve been really amazed by the autistic community on Twitter, and it is getting me more into using Twitter as my social media. I’d already been getting into it more by switching from Tweetbot to the official Twitter client, thanks to a recommendation from one of the MacStories podcasts, though I don’t remember which one. Adapt? Connected? Does it matter?
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Quotes, Writing

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is caused by an imbalance, sure, but a chemical imbalance, in the brain.

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Writing

Pandemic Anxiety

I don’t know what to make of what’s going on right now. Honestly, the way things feel right now reminds me of the days after 9/11, or Columbine, or Waco, or the OKC Bombing. Something major is happening, but no one really knows anything, and we’re all just speculating.

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Writing

Odd Days

It’s turning into an oddly emotional day for me. Odd because I don’t usually feel this emotional, odd for the emotions being felt. I started crying as I fell asleep last night. This is odd because I rarely cry.

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