Never Go Back
I promised myself I would stay out of this. I'm not an American citizen. I don't live in the United States, and I rarely visit. When I do, the longest I've stayed was five weeks, when a funeral lined up with a pre-planned holiday, extending my original 3-week trip. Theoretically, this shouldn't affect me in any tangible way.
Remember the Past - Prologue
There weren't always dragons in the valley. Perhaps they were not here now; illusion by such as skilled practitioner as they now faced could be indistinguishable from reality. They did not look like the dragons on heraldic crests, and if there had been dragons in the valley before, surely it would have been worthy of a month of local gossip, at least.
Undiagnosed Autism In Schools
Empathy and Understanding are crucial to Acceptance, and that's especially important now. In 2018, a friend tagged me in a shared Facebook post. I've spoken, loudly and frequently and publicly, about the lack of support for people who "don't look autistic" and the importance of letting us find our own voices and speak for ourselves, rather than having non-autstic people control the narrative and speak for us. As a result, I often get tagged in posts to do with Autism and support for autistic people, and especially in posts by autistic people sharing their experiences.
The Meaning of Freedom
"Freedom" is a simple word with a lot of different potential meanings. There is the freedom to be who and what you are, without fear or favour. The freedom to love who you want without persecution or repercussion. The freedom to speak your personal and political opinions without being censored by the government.
Bridgerton Season 2
Season 2 of Austen-inspired Gaslamp frock-flick Bridgerton has just released, and fans are in meltdown mode. While they're getting over the shock, I thought that it was a good chance for me to get my thoughts down, about the show overall and as an adaptation of a book series.