“Hon’ne” and “Tatemae”

Via "Hon'ne" and "Tatemae": A Basic Explanation For Westerners, By a Westerner. I got turned onto this blog by Irina and I'm really glad I visited. It is well written and interesting. (WAIT – You Guys Haven’t discovered The Unpopular Poplar!!??!!) https://youtu.be/cdMgKD-_nlQ I think we all have our private and public persona. There are things … Continue reading “Hon’ne” and “Tatemae”

Tech Support

It is frustrating how a major corporation can devalue the strengths that an Aspie brings to the table. I remember when I worked tech support for a Major National Communications Corporation. We supported phone, data, and video connectivity over a fiber optic line. Sometimes we would fix problems in the network at our end, sometimes … Continue reading Tech Support

Stuff from 23 and me

Found another biological cousin. He says his father was named Marvin. Maybe Marvin and my biological father are brothers? "Enquiring" minds want to know! I have no information about any of my bio-father's siblings. The 23 and Me site has all kinds of interesting tidbits. They have a huge collection of data from customers who … Continue reading Stuff from 23 and me

Depressed Again… Naturally!

My earliest clear memory of elementary, school, kindergarten, is of being ignored and friendless. I didn't know why that was. It just was. I walked the playground alone. I doubt I could have named half the members of my class. We all have a self-image that tells us who we are and how to act. … Continue reading Depressed Again… Naturally!