To start off with: I’ve lived in Canada all my life (Toronto and St. John’s), but I’ve travelled to Florida, Massachusetts, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and Costa Rica. I love airplane travel (as long as there are no noisy kids around me!). I’m proud to be Canadian.
I am autistic, or in other words I’m on the autism spectrum. Strictly speaking, I was diagnosed as “having Aspergers”, but (for Canada and the US, at least) that diagnosis has been melded with Autism Spectrum “Disorder” as of May 2013, with the publication of DSM V. Being autistic, and having the job I did at the start of this blog (see First Post), is why reading the blogs of other autistic adults inspired me to start one of my own about my life in general.
[Added: July 14/14] The picture now on the blog is one I took of fog rolling over St. John’s from the harbour. It’s cropped, showing only the north shore and a bit of the harbour (covered in the fog).[/end addition]
I’m a fanatic writer of SF and Fantasy, both fanfiction and original, and I devour books as well.
I love animals, in particular cats, and I have a fascination with wolves, wild cats (including the big cats), orcas, and the physiology of cephalopods.
I love the wilderness – though I don’t really have the endurance (at the moment, at least) to go hiking or camping out.
I have recently (since about the fall of 2015) started to become more active in autism advocacy, with my joining the Advisory Groups of Autism Canada and, even more importantly, the Canadian Autism Partnership Project. So far, in addition to those two positions, I was a speaker at a conference run by Autism Nova Scotia in March of 2017, and I was interviewed by the CBC about being diagnosed as an adult June 19, 2017.
So, enough about me. Go read my posts – they’re more informative!