It was once thought that all adults with my disability, who weren’t treated for it as children, attempt death by their own hand, or gun, or…. Eleven years ago, sometime this week, I learned that I have a somewhat invisible disability called nonverbal learning disorder (NLD or NLVD; no idea why there are two different abbreviations). I did what I… View Post
Invariably the question becomes: “Why did you buy a house so quickly?” Real short answers: “It’s complicated.” “The house called my name.” (Not literally. I assume you know that but one never takes anything for granted). “It seemed like a good thing to do.” Real long answer: “I learned about NLD (nonverbal learning disorder) not that long before. Unable to… View Post
When I was five I taught myself how to swim. It was a monumental moment in my life. I never questioned why such an unathletic kid could be so good, relaxed and natural in water. I liked to swim underwater. The water would propel me forward as all conscious thought left my mind. I was never the fastest swimmer but… View Post
I am a child of the 1950s and 1960s. Sexual harassment was common. Something about me seemed to attract too much attention. We were ten the first time my best friend was allowed to go to a department store without her mother. I was a city bus veteran who had been going to the movies and stores for a year… View Post
What happens when you report abuse/harassment and the women in power refuse to believe you?