My Friendship Wish

Dear Friends, I have been having a tough time since Thanksgiving. I am so trying to figure out why! It seems to happen on the holidays, even though I love them. I am so tired because of it, though thankfully I seem to be calming down. I got to hang out on Zoom with someContinue reading “My Friendship Wish”

SpellX 2022 Video. All Grown Up: Some words from “older” Spellers

Dear Friends, I am so proud to share this extended version of my SpellX video! This was a collaboration with several friends, including new ones. Our words come together to share a bit about the experiences and perspectives of adult Spellers. This is a topic that needs much more discussion and work, and I hopeContinue reading “SpellX 2022 Video. All Grown Up: Some words from “older” Spellers”

In Thanks – a poem

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving to you all! My life is so rich, ever growing more so. Gratitude is infused into my being, and it is a gorgeous and exhilarating way to live. I am having a bit of a tough day, with some anxiety and OCD and grief for my father; holidays bring up soContinue reading “In Thanks – a poem”

Typing Sabbatical

Danny has been taking November to focus on making progress with autonomous typing, i.e. typing on a keyboard on a stand, without a CRP holding the keyboard. This jump in communication mode is highly challenging and energetically taxing, and Danny realized he needed to scale back on other activities and devote more energy to thisContinue reading “Typing Sabbatical”

Episode: Building Community Through Surfing

Dear Friends, I am so happy to share this new episode, filmed some months ago but still fresh! I loved chatting with John White of Waves4All, the group that I and several Spellers go surfing with. He has built an amazing community for adaptive surfing and it is a highlight of my month to joinContinue reading “Episode: Building Community Through Surfing”

Under the Weather

Dear Friends, Wow, am I ever feeling run down. I have been pretty low in energy the past couple of weeks, and a busy couple of days at the end of last week really drained me. It is so frustrating to not have more resilience in my body, and tough to understand how I amContinue reading “Under the Weather”

Man Overboard

This is a poem I presented in July for International Association for Spelling as Communication‘s Neurolyrical Cafe open mic night. It is about disillusionment and conflict. Man overboard by Danny WhittyFarther than an isolated atoll,Adrift alone.Weakened and forgotten.What am I?What is this place?What am I to do?Adrift.Alone.Weak.Forgotten.You forgot me.

Body, Voice, Vision

I presented this at I-ASC‘s monthly Neurolyrical Cafe in August 2020. This has been on my mind a lot lately. It is a common feeling for autistics like me. Please try to understand. Body, Voice, Vision by Danny Whitty That is the boringworry in my head.That is the blandissue on my mind.That is the stressfulnaggingContinue reading “Body, Voice, Vision”