Autism | Learn from Autistics – connecting parents and caregivers with autistic voices | Alan Conrad interviewed

Recently I had the good fortune to be interviewed by Jenna Gensic for the website Learn from Autistics - Connecting Parents and Caregivers with autistic voices. The result was published this week - I've provided a link below. This website offers interesting autism news, books, free downloads, and other resources. But the core of it … Continue reading Autism | Learn from Autistics – connecting parents and caregivers with autistic voices | Alan Conrad interviewed

Rescuing Fiction | Herman Hesse | Steppenwolf again |and For Madmen Only

When I had my previous website, The Shy Highway, the most successful thing on that site was the page "For Madmen Only", a short essay on the enigmatic ending of Herman Hesse's 1927 novel, Steppenwolf. Though a committed loner all his life (he is often found on lists of famous people proposed as Asperger candidates),  … Continue reading Rescuing Fiction | Herman Hesse | Steppenwolf again |and For Madmen Only

Good news for shy people | Work stress, you and your telomeres

Let's look again at Elizabeth H. Blackburn's 2017 book The Telomere Effect: a revolutionary approach to living younger, healthier, longer. Dr Blackburn is one of the leading researchers into the genetics of the telomere, that device at the ends of your DNA strands that protects them from deteriorating (often compared with the plasticized ends of … Continue reading Good news for shy people | Work stress, you and your telomeres