Spamalot, Scamalot

Since the new year, one of my older email accounts has been the target of about 20 phishing emails a day.  I see on user forums that it’s happening to a lot of people, too.  Phishing, for those of you who think I’ve misspelled something, is the type of spam that wants people to divulgeContinue reading “Spamalot, Scamalot”

Higher Octane – Need a Tutor? Not Anymore!

I wrote some devotional material for a church a few years back. Be encouraged today! Years ago, I tried my hand at professional math tutoring for a few short months.  Wow, that takes patience.  The biggest thing I learned (re-learned, if I’m honest) is that knowing more than the other person doesn’t make you aContinue reading “Higher Octane – Need a Tutor? Not Anymore!”

Camping in the Burbs

It has been a summer of lots of work, some play, and many nights sleeping away from our home.  June was filled with opportunities to see grandchildren and other family.  All this activity included a waterpark, an indoor trampoline park (where we had a 4-year old’s birthday party), and a very welcome chance to seeContinue reading “Camping in the Burbs”

Boldly Going with ASD

Sometimes, my enthusiasms can be another’s irritations.  Not that the thing I am enthusiastic about is irritating in and of itself; it’s me.  I become irritating when I spew my enthusiasm about some things all around, “getting it” all over those around me. This year, May the Fourth was one of those sometimes. Science FictionContinue reading “Boldly Going with ASD”

Revolutionary Thinking – First Year

Hi, I’m Bart, and I have autism.  Sound like an AA meeting?  Well, it took some humility and self-admission on my part to say anything about autism to anyone.  I’ve written before about my feelings at the time of my diagnosis; one of the self-imposed scripts that began to haunt me was, “Tell no one.” Continue reading “Revolutionary Thinking – First Year”

Connections Make Community – Part 2

A few posts ago, I wrote about a mall that went under several years ago. This week, coincidentally, I visited two other malls in RVA in one day!  Are malls making a comeback?  Or did they only serve me and my family’s purposes that day?  The mall from the past that is now non-existent hadContinue reading “Connections Make Community – Part 2”

Viscosity, Efficacy and Hesitancy – Which Oil Should I Use?

Like my info pages state, this is NOT medical advice.  These are just my testimonies – get with a health practitioner about any health concern you may have. Oil.  The big word I often hear with motor oil performance is viscosity: “n.  the state of being thick, sticky, and semifluid in consistency, due to internalContinue reading “Viscosity, Efficacy and Hesitancy – Which Oil Should I Use?”