Knowledge. Wisdom. Nature.

My Joyous Feature

An intelligence, lifestyle shall lead up to knowledge. Bringing that sign of it into a whole different aspect. Letting that true character shines with some esteem. A perfect opportunity to simply let that knowledge moment shine through. It could be more like a helping hand.

The power of knowledge shall open up with a caring moment. Letting it rise up into a pure level. A level that conveys some knowledge into that better journey. Take it step by step. It’s like a thousand miles that’s actually counts.

Knowledge can make wisdom take its true significance. Letting that part of that lifestyle change at it’s very instant.

Wisdom can stay straight through it’s spiritual moment. Conquer the unthinkable cause. It mainly can take it to a focus attention. Sort of like thinking about it very clearly.

In between that wisdom moment, there’s science. Science can put close to serious thinking into…

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Supporting each other through stress, whatever the cause 


At about 10:00 pm last night I called two friends – one right after the other. I was in a highly stressed state. I thought my hot water service was broken as the fuse switch had flipped twice and I had run out of hot water. Many people would find this somewhat stressful particularly on a weekend before an interstate trip. For me this anxiety was heightened many, many times. Home maintenance issues are by far the most stressful thing I experience at the moment. More stressful than Mr Kitty being unwell or issues with any of my work. I don’t fully understand why that is but I suspect it relates to fear of the security of my home. I spent many years homeless and living in supported accommodation before I moved to Canberra in 2007 and then bought Whimsy Manor in 2008. 

I love Whimsy Manor but when…

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Week in the Word:Be the Church — Extravagant Welcome


hanks chapelThis is the message I preached on Sunday, August 19  at Hanks Chapel United Church of Christ in Pittsboro, NC   I hope it blesses you!  If you find yourself in or near Pittsboro, please join us!   Hanks Chapel has Sunday school at 9 AM, with worship beginning at 10 AM, and is located at 190 Hanks Chapel Loop, Pittsboro, NC.

Be the Church: Being a People of Extravagant Welcome

This Sunday we continue our series from the book of Ephesians exploring what it means to “Be the Church”, looking at what values can help us be Christ’s hands and feet in this world and keep our path steady and straight in times of change and transition, as well as how they challenge us not to simply look to serve ourselves but see those in need all around us in our communities.Today we start with Ephesians 2, beginning in verse…

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I Thessalonians


Today, I’m beginning a new series of posts, reflecting on Scripture. Marcus J. Borg challenges readers to take a fresh look at the New Testament in his “Evolution of the Word”, approaching it in the order in which its books were composed. He expects to lose potential readers who belong to fundamentalist evangelical churches, where they would be unlikely to embrace the “humanity” of God’s word, in tension with ideas of inerrancy. His own approach is not only historical-critical but leans in a liberal direction, insisting on inclusive language, and on calling the early disciples “Jesus followers” or the “Christ-community” rather than more conventional labels.

Why I am pursuing this on this blog? I think the AspiePriest perspective brings something distinctive to the party. Our starting point is the Catholic teaching that the Gospels offer the “honest truth” about Jesus and that Scripture does not err in teaching…

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Wandering misty thoughts on friendship and doubt

Wandering misty thoughts on friendship and doubt

About how autistic people are sometimes prejudged by unfortunate stereotypes.

the silent wave

Do you see me? I’m hard to spot, in too large a crowd, which is loosely defined as anything above about six people. Scan too fast and you’ll miss me.

Here, I’ll help. Go deep. Almost…there. Yep, the one trying not to be noticed. The one in ordinary jeans, legs climbed too often by little furry balls with beautiful eyes and sharp claws. The one in the long-sleeved shirt with the tiny melted chocolate spots. The one with unkempt hair, who gave up trying to impress long ago because there is a such thing as the wrong kind of attention. The one blending in but still discernible by a seasoned eye who knows what to look for. The telltale signs I can’t suppress and have let go of attempting to.

We could be friends, once trust overrides suspicion. You might even like me. Then again, you might not. I’m blunt…

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The Cosmos Effect

My Joyous Feature

There’s a brief moment through the universe. Finding it a lot more orderly in an entire manner. More like a systematic moment into the cosmos. Feels a lot more like science fiction. Chaos can compare to the creation.

A secret order can carry it through. More like a surreptitious way to power it up with the cosmos. Existing into a pure subject. Living into a pure matter. Bringing some consequences against all odds. Putting a complex movement through a cosmos world.

Gravity lets out a cosmos effect. Watching it through the lust times. Bringing it to the stars and more in a viewing figure. The effects of the universe can be more into a startling adventure. An adventure that can lift up to its best moments for the cosmos.

An interesting moment can carry that cosmos effects in an ordinary manner. Knowing more about the effects for the creation. Putting…

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Activism, advocacy and influence (or why I keep finding myself educating people…)


This is a post about activism and advocacy and working to make the world a more inclusive and respectful place for autistic people and anyone who faces discrimination and prejudice. This is A Big Job and thankfully lots of people are doing it. Many people making a big difference are best described as activists. They call out injustice and make a public stand to make a difference. They are vitally important and I have endless respect for this means of bringing about change. However this is not really ‘me.’ I approach the issue from a different viewpoint. Anyone working in this space needs to have a form of advocacy which reflects their personal style and strengths. I am not an exception to this, and my way of trying to make the world a better place involves  being more of an “educator” than an activist.

There is something of an…

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Transformation, Asperger’s / Autism…and me

Transformation, Asperger’s / Autism…and me

the silent wave

It’s been said that people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum have a tough time making changes. To a point, I’m certainly “guilty” of that, if it’s something to be guilty about, which in itself is up for debate. My take? It is what it is, whatever it may be, for each of us.

During this recent, unexplained (and currently, unexplainable) Cocooning Period, I’ve been given the time to draw inward, to retreat without having to go anywhere. The retreat into my psychological and spiritual innards doesn’t always feel like the peaceful vacation/holiday that the word “retreat” conjures up, but: it is what it is, right? It’s cliché, but it’s true.

Retreats are temporary, even the longer-term kind. I always return, at least in some sense of the word, maybe not ever fully, for contemporary civilization as we know it is not really my home or my natural state, but I do…

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Road Trippin’ with PTSD


As summer begins to wane and the occasional cool breeze brings a hint of fall in the evenings,  I find myself packing to hit the road and drive thirteen hours to go hang out in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It’s was a spur of the moment decision to leave, which makes this even more exciting. But, for me, especially this time of year, where there are triggers, triggers everywhere, I have to make sure I have some plans firmly in place so my adventurous road trip doesn’t become a series of frightening flashbacks from a time long ago and a place that I don’t like to talk about.

I absolutely love the freedom of hitting the road, not having a specific destination to sleep, and just enjoying the journey. I love the spontaneity of it, and the “let’s take this road and see where it leads” adventure. It appeals to…

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Glowing Flower

My Joyous Feature

Flower, gleam and glow. Let your power shine.Make the clock reverse. Bring back what once was mine. Heal what has been hurt. Change the fates’ design. Save what has been lost. Bring back what once was mine. What once was mine…” — Tangled (2010 movie)

A flower shall rise up into that glimmering moment. Letting that shininess form into its unique form. Blooming out into that joyful world. Filled with a wonderful true beauty. The glowing flower has it’s perfect power shine at its precious way. Sensing that pure beauty that will cherish it all the way.

It can heal that brightest of all. Forming it’s surroundings with some confidence. Making it a much better sense to endure it’s glowing view. Shining it’s magic all around and then put a slight bit of sparkles into it. That flower can glow at all times.

A glowing flower shall take a moment to shine…

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