My Year in Review

Dear Friends, Wow, I can’t believe the year is coming to a close! I bet I am the only one who feels that way. I had felt very scattered for much of the year, but now I feel so proud of all I have done and so content with how the year went. This wasContinue reading “My Year in Review”

Tough Times

Dear Friends, I have been really struggling especially the past weekend. When my dysregulation takes over and kicks my OCD and panic response into high gear, I feel like a monster. That is not an exaggeration. I was truly disruptive in ways that caused distress to my family. I don’t know how many can reallyContinue reading “Tough Times”

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”

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”

Autumn Sharks

Dear Friends, Today I had an amazing snorkel at the Marine Room with Tara and Shay! It was fantastic. So many leopard sharks! My stamina is improving, and I felt more confident exploring on my own, though I know Tara and Shay were watching out for me. It was my first time snorkeling with Shay,Continue reading “Autumn Sharks”

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”

All I Can Say

Dear Friends, Here are some tough feelings I have been heavy with this week. Thank you to Unrestricted Interest for sharing this in your newsletter, The Listening World (I recommend subscribing for more poems from neurodivergent authors, including some of my friends)! Link: https://thelisteningworld.substack.com/p/all-i-can-say I am so hoping this resonates with you. Your Friend, DannyContinue reading “All I Can Say”