If you like this blog . . .
I have three others, plus this new book on the way . . .
Some of you may have seen that the "Schedule of Appearances" is no longer on the right sidebar of the main blog. That's because I've moved my schedule of appearances to a blog of its own. You can follow that at http://johnelderrobison.blogspot.com
My car business has a blog at http://robisonservice.blogspot.com Even if you're not really a car person you may like the photography on that blog.
Finally, my Psychology Today blog is http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/my-life-aspergers
I try and keep different content on all three. And for those of you on Facebook, JohnRobison is my personal page, and JohnElderRobison is my "public figure" page.
I started out with this one blog in January of 2007. I opened my Facebook page in the summer of 2008. Last fall, Psychology Today invited me to keep a blog on their site. I didn't want my car business to feel neglected so I started a blog for it, too, at the same time.
I started a separate blog of appearances with the goal of feeding that into my other sites so that I only have to update the schedule in one place. I haven't quite figured out how to do that, but I'm getting there.
I really appreciate all of you who've followed and read this material over the past two and a half years. I have learned so much from you.
Last month, I posted some thoughts about my next book. I've taken your comments to heart, and I am making some revisions to address some of the issues you raised. In particular, I am rethinking these important points:
I'm describing my failures at greater length, because some of you got the impression that success sort of came naturally to me. That's not true, but I may have made it look that way more than I should have.
I have thought more about bullying issues, and I will illustrate them with stories of The Blob and other colorful children from my youth.
Several of you have asked me to give a more balanced portrait of Asperger's as a serious disability, as discussed in recent posts here and on Autism Gadfly. I am going to do that, but this is still a book based on my experiences, and that hasn't always been my life experience. That said, I am going to illustrate the breadth of the spectrum more carefully and completely thanks to your remarks.
I am also thinking more about the dating and relationship questions.
Right now, I have a few friends and some of the people I work with reading the first draft. That will no doubt lead to more revisions. I expect to wrap most of that up this month. As always, your continued comments and thoughts are welcome.
He is a very loved child by all who come in contact with him. I look forward to reading your new book!!!
I'm not sure if I ever told you, but I like it when you post personal stuff on here, like your photography. I think you are a talented photographer and I love it when you post your photos here.
The Girl from the Ghetto
My favorite parts are the pranks. I can't decide which I prefer - the Milton Bradley episode or the Shutesbury incident. :-)
For what it's worth, I enjoyed your book very much. In particular, I found YOUR voice and YOUR point of view compelling. While I appreciate the spirit of democracy, I hope you don't contour your opinions to placate those with extreme views. Consciously or unconsciously.
And as to the other . . . the opinions are always my own, but the more people I meet the more my thinking is shaped by broader experience. It's still me, though.
Please keep me posted on this as I would like to refer to it in my updated book, Socially ADDept.
Janet Z. Giler