Journey Interrupted; Now Resumed

Return to Study: The Ups, Downs, and SidewaysWeek One, Starting Out The Ups The door has been unlocked, I’ve been readmitted, and it’s great to be back, researching a topic of my own choosing while nestled in the arms of the OU’s tried-and-tested higher education system: Challenged. Reassured. Supported autonomy.The OU Online Library service has…

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Do you see yourself as a Bottom-up Thinker?

Many people on the Autism Spectrum are bottom-up thinkers. It’s part of what makes us so different in the way we approach problems, make decisions, assimilate our world. Spoiler Alert! Bottom-up Thinking does not mean you’re autistic. That’s a chicken-and-egg situation where being an egg does not make you a chicken. How does bottom-up thinking…

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Wood: a poem describing my bottom-up thinking

I can’t see the wood – because of the trees, Well, maybe they’re right, but I disagree; I can see beauty in power and line:rod-back battalions of towering pine,bold sweeping branches, labyrinthine roots,broad-trunked horse chestnut, soft delicate shoots; Spines hiding conkers; trunks leaching their sap,fine-sculpted acorns for fairy-folk cap;rough touch of oak, and dark menacing…

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