Blogging changes

I’ve started a side branch blog called “Starlisa Stories” at starlisastories.wordpress.com I will do a lot of this deep journaling, philosophizing, mental health, ADD AND Autism, and self-help kind of posting on that blog and keep this one for Photography. Truly they often get mingled anyway! My thinking is there are certain people who areContinue reading “Blogging changes”

The Elusive Creative Muse

The Elusive Creative Muse Beauty is everywhere. As I write this, I can hear the geese flying overhead through my open window. It tugs at my spirit to come and play and dance on the wind. Looking around me I see all the unfinished projects and “things I need to do” instead. No wonder I’mContinue reading “The Elusive Creative Muse”

May 18; Moms and Mountains

May 18. Lots of memories associated with this day, most of mine having to do with mom’s birthday and one birthday in particular when Mount Saint Helens blew her top. May 18, 1980. It was my moms birthday, and my husband and I were in the old truck with mom and dad driving up inContinue reading “May 18; Moms and Mountains”

Stimming as Self Therapy

At long last, some research and discussion on stimming, from the perspective of actually autistic adults. “Through interviews and focus groups, we asked 32 autistic adults to share their perceptions and experiences of stimming, including the reasons they stim, any value doing so may hold for them and their perceptions of others’ reactions to stimming.Continue reading “Stimming as Self Therapy”

Roger’s Walk of Honor

Roger Black, born May 8, 1942, died May 16, 2019. This beloved Navy veteran from the Viet Nam war was a Wonderful husband to Connie, father to Carmen Knopes and Sarah Vantinteran, grandfather to many, adopted Papa to dozens, and brother to myself and Boyce. We had three more siblings and two nephews who alreadyContinue reading “Roger’s Walk of Honor”