Xanthe, I am reading your website about your family. My personality trait is Introverted. So, I understand about wanting to be alone more than with other people. I also like to write to express myself as well. I also love science, and animals. : )
Hi, Xanthe. Sorry I took so long to respond, I'm not on A|N nearly as often as I used to be. Appreciate your mentioning you and your child with Asperger's, I have mild Asperger's syndrome myself, only recently diagnosed. Not knowing of my condition put definite strains on my last marriage, though by far the biggest chasm was that I was an atheist while my ex was seemingly on the verge of leaving her religion but then doubled-down and went deeper back into it; I of course could not follow her on that road, so I left, thankfully before any children came along.
Thanks for the invite. I did not create "Lord of the Rungs;" I saw it on the Cheezburger LOLcats site, and fell out of my chair laughing. (Especially since our not-too-bright pool service guy is a Moron Mormon, and I was imagining the look on his face if he ever saw it.)
BTW I think my 66 year-old sister has Asperger's, but there is no way on earth to get her diagnosed. She's also a Jhoover's Witless, and they don't believe in stuff like neuropsychiatry...afraid it might disabuse them of their religious fantasies I think. She was NOT raised in that "faith;" she chose it when she was in her early 20s...probably because it suited her. At least she knows better than to try to convert me...and it keeps her off the streets.
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