Sunday, April 10, 2011

A visit to Nashville in pictures

The band at the Tin Roof, as seen through the lens of a hanging bicycle


Upstairs at the Roof


Outside

Backstage in a bar . . . I spent so many nights gazing out from that vantage point . .


I don't know what you call this guy, but I found him in the window


Dena Gassner, who runs the Nashville GRASP group and the Center for Understanding. She hosted me in Nashville at her conference.


Dena's friend John, who knows where to go in Nashville


Playing bass


One of the buildings near the bookstore where I met folks Friday


A street scene in Nashville


This is the front of the church where I spoke Saturday


And now we're back in the bar, with John on the right



The town circle by night


Landmark books, where I left some signed copies of my new book for anyone who missed the conference.  Look Me in the Eye was all sold out.


Budweiser


Now it's Sunday, and I'm a thousand miles away in Canada.  Tuesday I speak at St Joe in Philadelphia, and then it's off to Colorado, for talks in Boulder and Denver.

6 comments:

forsythia said...

Lovely pictures of Nashville. I'm going to read your first book, having gotten interested in Asperger's, because our grandson might be on that spectrum.

pthomas said...

We had a wonderful time visiting with you in Nashville and learned so much! I'd love to organize the same type of event in our community! Looking forward to finishing your book. Peggy and Kevin Thomas

RPA said...

I am SO looking forward to hearing you speak in Seattle on 4/21 (Third Place Books). When our younger son was being diagnosed during his kindergarten year (2 years ago), we were so frightened, overwhelmed, stressed, worried. Of the hundreds of books and articles I have read about AS since then, yours (Look Me in the Eye) was the first that gave me any hope. (It also gave me some guilt, since I so often said "Max, look me in the eyes so that I know you're listening!"--which I no longer say!)

Max is now 7 (2nd grade), and doing well in an integrated classroom with a special-ed trained teacher who 'gets' quirky kids. Your new book is awesome; I finished it the first night it came in the mail. One day when he's older I'll have him read it. (He doesn't yet know of his diagnosis--he's a sunny hapy kiddo who doesn't really get that he's 'different'.) Because really, while Asperger's can be so hard, it really is just another way to 'Be Different'. And if we could just get the rest of the nypical world to be more tolerant of difference--because Aspies are AMAZING people!--think how much better life could be for us all.

Thank you so much, for being you, and for sharing your story.

robert said...

Interesting collection of pictures. How do you handle the noise and general randomness of the bar environment? Personally I would find this really difficult.

On a different subject, I have brought a copy of your second book, but am yet to read it. From my initial observations, it seems that your own views of Aspergers/Autism are very similar to my own. Personally I consider my autism to be a superpower, not a disability.

I started my own blog as a means to share these ideas with others, it may be found at:

http://achievingextraordinarysuccess.com

Sparroweye said...

I like you. I want to get your book and read it because we think our two year old granddaughter is on the spectrum. She can't seem to communicate well, echo's words, but is brilliant on ipad at 18 months. She can use the ipad like an adult. She taught me how to use it. With the tapping of her pointer finger. She could go to history, find pages she loved. She has very very short attention span. I must read your book. My son is raising her alone. He is getting exhausted. She is very demanding.

Shannon said...

Absolutely love your photos.