“Who am I? Why Am I here?” – Admiral James Stockdale, 1992 Vice-Presidential Running Mate
This quote seems appropriate for me. For several months, I’ve been noticeably absent from social media. Friends and family have given me space and support. Still, I needed to address some things, and share some of those things with you now, in no particular order:
- My father had a stroke and subsequent heart surgery, and he continues to recover.
- Due to some health concerns, I’ve been battling lingering effects of at least one concussion sustained in a fall(s).
- At a holiday celebration, I had to advocate about autism acceptance because,
- A young man rejects his autism diagnosis because he believes himself “too smart” to have autism, and
- (Too) many (family) members treated a young lady with autism like Lenny, from the book “Of Mice and Men,” when she wanted to play with new kittens; no kittens were harmed.
- I’ve reviewed a LOT of internet chatter and direct inquiries about the comics’ utility, including inquiries about its academic merit and curriculum suggestions.
- We’re in a state of growth, including adding new writers, artists, and equipment like a phenomenal printer.
What does all of this mean for you, as fans of the world’s first-featured comic book hero with autism? Stay tuned, because I will begin to break-down how these events have galvanized my resolve. I promise to be honest with you even if I don’t know what direction to take.
Follow me. Walking arm-in-arm for advocacy suggests a patient pace, right?