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Great Metal Albums of 1984: Grim Reaper- See You In Hell

Originally posted on 80smetalman's Blog:
Whenever the new wave of British heavy metal or NWOBHM is mentioned, it is usually Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon who spring to mind first. These great bands blazed a trail for metal bands from both sides of the Atlantic to follow. Leading the chase out…

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All the Words I Need To Say: A Letter to My Grandmother as Death Approaches

Originally posted on So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better:
I love you I love you more than my innumerable words can say. More than this human mind knows how to process. My love for you fills my body to the bursting. From fingertip to fingertip, my love for you…

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The Good Doctor Steps Forward. Now Let’s Take Another Step.

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
Now, I’ve had time to process the fact that “The Good Doctor” has taken a step forward: in the hiring of an actually autistic actor. To be blunt, he played the patient of the day. It’s really good, guys. I am happy you’ve hired somebody who…

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The truth about false rape accusations — Quartz

The Catalysts for Change Our ideas about false accusers have little to do with reality. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)WRITTEN BY Sandra Newman | May 11, 2017“False rape accusations loom large in the cultural imagination. We don’t forget the big ones: The widely-read 2014 Rolling Stone article, later retracted, about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia; the 2006 accusations against […]

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Book Review: The Clarity By Keith Thomas

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What to Do with Employees on the Autism Spectrum

Originally posted on An Intense World:
People on the autism spectrum, including those with Asperger’s have poor executive functioning in their brains. This can have various implications for work. Here are some things bosses can do to ensure their employees on the spectrum succeed in the workplace. ·         Give step-by-step instructions and have your employee…

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Please don’t talk about me like I’m not there

Originally posted on Crazy-NOS:
“Is she autistic?” the woman asked my mom’s friend as I walked by.  I suspected she was talking about me but I held out some small hope that she wasn’t.  When my mom’s friend started to reply “She’s my friend Cathy’s daughter and she- ” all doubt was removed. I didn’t…