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'Asperger's syndrome is considered by many in the US to be the same as high functioning autism. The DSM-5 classifies it this way. The World Health Organisation differs and still thinks the Asperger classification to be useful. I prefer the term Asperger's simply because a person afflicted with it can be referred to as an … Continue reading Still Aspie, after all these years…
The tortoise must stick his neck out to go anywhere. And any worthwhile journey is going to have dangers. I am going to die. I am at peace with that. Don't know when, don't know how. I do not fear death in any kind of anxious, chronic way. As long as life holds the promise … Continue reading Fear, Death, and loving Life
The aging process is one that takes place at a cellular level. Each cell in your body has a telomere at each end of each chromosome. Every time the cell reproduces, a piece is clipped off. When the telomere is gone, it can no longer reproduce. Eventually, something happens and the cell dies. Each daughter … Continue reading The Biology of Aging
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