Michael Forbes Wilcox

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Tonight, snow comes to Alford: time for the season’s inaugural fireplace lighting! [Update: morning pictures]

What started as a gentle wet snow earlier this afternoon is now less wet and more white, and coming down heavily. As the darkness gathers, the still-green grass (we’ve not had a frost yet) is beginning to turn a misty white. I expect when daylight returns, I will see no green, but a white blanket …

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It takes one to know one!

He should know!

Was Steve Jobs Autistic?

This has gotten a lot of play since Steve Jobs died. You can also hear the text read in Steve’s own voice in this very moving tribute ceremony. His reading happens about 12 minutes into the video. I’ve not seen anyone say they think Jobs was autistic, so I’ll say it. He did “think different” …

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So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Colin’s Bedtime Reading

Another piece of Aspergerian Humor

Not that we have a monopoly on this kind of delusion! Still, based on my own experience and conversations with fellow autistics, it seems clear to me that, to an unusual degree, we really do expect the world to know what we are thinking.

Oh, don’t let us wander!

Sometimes I think every New Yorker cartoonist must be Aspergerian. Even so, I guess their humor must be universally appealing. Here’s a great vignette of an Aspergerian quandary. We really do benefit from receiving explicit instructions!

Experiencing Irene

8 AM 28 August 2011 Amazingly, I still have power. I don’t expect that to last, and have plenty of snacks, books, and magazines on hand! Just went out to feed the horses. They were not in their shed, but sheltering under a large spruce. As I approached, 3 deer behind them saw me, and …

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Autistics in the Workplace: Building Social Skills

Social Integration in the Workplace Autistic Individuals Face Special Challenges and also have Special Abilities   Remarks and Information Prepared for Job Counselors of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) July 25, 2011   NB: this is a work in progress, and is not to be quoted. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and invited.   …

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In memory of Lori Bonatakis, on the third anniversary of her Memorial Service

Taffy at Thyme Hill

Today, I am in mourning for my friend Lori, on this, the third anniversary of her Memorial Service. Here is a short photo-essay that I did at the time. I am also mourning the presumed loss of her cat, Taffy, who has been living at my house for the past three years. I last saw …

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