Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pluto and Once Dead Planets

I love my Discover magazine. This month's issue is a favorite with the Top 100 Stories of 2015.
New Horizons space probe and Pluto rank at numero uno. For 85 years, Pluto has been a fuzzy speck of light. But no longer.
New discoveries are true rarities in the age of instantaneous global transmissions. I'm utterly fascinated, smitten even, with this sudden unveiling of an alien world complete with detailed intricate landscapes along with new theories.
What struck me as most poignant was the fact that Pluto, it's moon Charon, and asteroids were once assumed to be dead celestial bodies, barren and nothing more than floating debris. Pluto and Charon were discovered to be dynamic, alive, geological active bodies.
Think about it, the hundreds of thousands of asteroids filling the Kuiper Belt, we're previously thought to be space garbage...now, each is alive, possibly geological active. Searching for an appropriate comparison...it's as if we thought the ocean was empty and lifeless, only to finally get below the surface and find it teeming with a plethora of species, fish, sharks, eels, jellyfish, starfish and whales. I was practically jumping up and down and my mind lept in new possibilities while digesting this fascinating information.
We thought we were the only planet and all around us was useless and dead. Now, the universe is alive and we are surrounded by enigmatic mystery bodies that may hold clues and information anew.
I've spent hours perusing and researching this topic and it's filling my days and nights with intriguing possibilities.
Okay, this is akin to the invention of the microscope...suddenly the average surface was found to be teeming with entire species and subspecies previously anomalous and hidden.
Science and Life is dynamic and exhilarating!!!

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