More devoted to order than justice.

Tone Policing Martin Luther King Jr, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, complained that he was gravely disappointed with the white moderate who was interested more in order than in justice, condemning this form of silencing. This is what is meant by tone policing. Have you ever told someone that you will listen to them if …

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Stimming: Self-stimulating behaviour and me

Stimming Stimming is a repetitive behaviour done mostly by people with autism, but not exclusively. It is short for self-stimulating behaviour and is stereotypical in people with autism. It is a repetitive behaviour which helps calm us down while at the same time probably irritating the hell out of you. It is characterised by flapping …

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Home is not the building you live in: Home is where you are understood.

Home is not the building you live in: Home is where you are understood. Recently my wife and I visited the historic city of York. While we were there we looked at the new home of Anne, a former member of our congregation at Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, and had our lunch there. (That is …

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An autistic mind goes on a world tour, without leaving church

An autistic mind goes on a world tour, without leaving church Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 12 August 2018 My right hand still hurts four hours* to be given an enthusiastic handshake during the peace today. Being on the Autistic Spectrum means I am sensitive to some stimuli, mine are light and touch. The handshake …

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