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One Man’s Opinion About Why #MeToo Is Just Getting Started

I can almost guarantee that whether you are liberal or conservative, male or female, old or young, you will disagree with the next sentence I write. Here it is: 95% of us got through 95% of the 20th century without saying the word “delete.” Doesn’t seem possible, does it, when we now rarely get through the day without using it? Up until the 1990s, most of us didn’t have home computers. And for the few that did, there was rarely
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Autism

How Sweet a Stereotype Can Be!

Happy Valentine’s Day lovers! Hope you have/had a romantic interlude with your sweetie. My wife and I drove from Berkeley to Pleasant Hill with Dar so that he could see a neurologist for the first time in six years. As I wrote last week, we’re worried that he might be having seizures. Oy gevalt, the intake forms. I hate having to relive the pregnancy complications again and again. I hate having to relive the first two weeks in the NICU.
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Populism

After Trump

What happens after Trump is no longer President? Many commentators focus on norms. You know, like using the Oval Office to promote your private businesses, like concealing your tax information, like calling opposing politicians treasonous, like attacking the judiciary and law enforcement and the fourth estate, like declining to enforce laws, like ignoring cyber-attacks on America, like refusing to hold state dinners or attend things that every other President attended. There’s no law that prevents the President from doing all
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To the Future

Bye-bye, 2017; hello, a new kind of blog in 2018

For four years now, I have been writing 3000-plus words a week, spread over at least three entries a week. What a ride. What tremendous responses from friends old and new. My blog has been cross-posted in places like AwardsDaily, Sound on Sight, and Filmotomy, and the exposure has led to appearances/citation in The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, and The Christian Science Monitor. My blog has become part of a thriving and extraordinary community of blogs by parents of autistic
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