Monday 29th August 2022: Edinburgh and Beyond

Hi everybody! Yes, it’s been so very long. But it was with good reason. I needed the time to recuperate since I was also working full-time. The work was fun, the students were great, the person I worked with directly was a total hero. However, it was everything else that drained me. Instead of calling...

Announcement: Feeling Fast and Slow

Hi everyone, Ok, so this blog came a little bit faster than I anticipated. I have big news to share. I have just signed my contract for a non-fiction book with Jessica Kingsley Publisher’s, hopefully in bookshops and online retailers for late Spring/early Summer 2024. It’s called Feeling Fast and Slow, or, at least, that’s...

Monday 11th July 2022: New Things (I’ve got the word N*E*W*S blocked, but I think this’ll work)

Hi everyone! Yes I’ve been away for a few weeks. I’m just posting this one, because at least there’s some gay stuff in it. Then I will possibly post every other week, if I even have the time. I’m working full-time teaching English for Academic Purposes at Heriot-Watt university. I hope to do some work...

Monday 20th June 2022: Pride Season! New! Flash! Written While Tired.

Hi everyone, Hope you’re doing ok. I was trying not to write this blog as I’m a bit exhausted, but I couldn’t not. My brain wouldn’t allow me to switch off otherwise. It’s going to be a bit shorter than usual, for that reason. So today, I’m going to give the latest news! Bad Gays...

A picture from about 1990 where a small Jorik, dressed in bright colours, waves to the camera, as his grandmother cycles slowly back towards the farmhouse.

Monday 18th April 2022: Autistic and on Holiday (Finally! + Photos!)

Hi everyone! So here we are! We survived our holiday. As the last blog indicated, I was planning to talk about how (not) to go on holiday when you’re autistic. Due to the sheer amount of stuff that happened in the previous 7 days, I couldn’t. Instead, you’ll get that one at a later point....

Monday 7th March 2022: Covid + Work + Addiction – The Terrible Trio!

Hi everyone, Really sorry for the long absence. Two weeks ago, I was mainly busy with job applications and interviews. Good news: I got my second summer EAP job. It will be for Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. I was very happy when that came through. At this stage in my EAP teaching career, it’s a...

Monday 10th January 2022: New Year, Old Me + IKEA… (+ Excellent Email!)

Hi everyone, Despite appearances, I’m still here. I had to take off a lot of time from the summer onward. I had worked myself into the ground. Yes, life was less overtly traumatic than last year, but, still, it was a lot at times. That’s why you’re getting a blog that’s a bit shorter than...

Monday 18th October 2021: Autistic At Work – Mentoring/Being a Freelancer

CW: discussions of suicide and mental illness. Hi everyone, I hope you’re doing great. There wasn’t a blog last week, due to me working for Autminds, a Dutch-language autistic-rights conference (they were all wonderful and I’m happy I was of use). I am trying to keep to what I promised myself previously. I need to...

Painting of Jorik with tiger, in watercolour, by Jack Leto

Monday 3rd May 2021: Autistic at Times of Covid-19 – On Teeming

CW: discussions of violence, radicalisation, homophobia and extreme-rightwing ideology. Hi everyone, Phew! It’s been three weeks! Far too long, I know. My partner had an operation two weeks ago and then I had the Covid vaccine Friday before last. I promise that this will be it for any unexpected medical reasons for the blog not...

Sunday 11th April 2021 – Autistic at Times of Covid-19: DNR Orders + Links

Hi everyone! I wasn’t going to write a blog today. But, unfortunately, something’s come up that meant I had to write something now and get it out. Bonny Hazelwood, a neurodivergent journalist, contacted me today regarding a petition, on the issue of Do Not Resuscitate Orders and autistic/learning disabled people. Find her website here: https://www.bonnyhazelwood.wordpress.com/...

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