Another piece that will evolve in time and is part of something bigger. I grew up loving heavy metal music (referred to as “metal” here on out) In my hometown of Hamilton New Zealand it was what most white blooded young men liked (emphasis on white…) It was fast, loud, aggressive and macho something that … More We used to laugh more: Do I see things differently or is the world less funny?
This article is one I intend to expand on in the future, looking at more places and more setting conditions but for now I’ve focused it on New Zealand. I’ve honestly never thought about committing suicide, and I’ve never suffered from depression. I won’t go into explaining why depression is a real illness because others … More The Epidemic of Suicide.
Sounds wrong doesn’t it? That self-doubt might be better for us than confidence. Before I explain the difference and why it is better I should explain what I mean by self-doubt, a term that for most people is a negative, and something they would prefer not to experience. Maybe self-questioning would be a better way … More Self-doubt: Is this the most important quality for humanity?
I have had a busy summer and had little time to read up on what’s been going on in the wider world of social care, but here are two recent examples that have highlighted very different aspects of human rights for people with disabilities. This article went under the radar of mainstream press, but represents … More Two partial wins for disability rights.
One evening I was in the pub with my girlfriend, we’d had some food and a few drinks and were about to make our way home. As I waited for her to go to the toilet before we left I stood at the bar and a very drunk guy came up to me and started … More I Don’t Like Football: Theory of Mind affects everyone.
Not quite, most of them are dead and many of them were in fact people who fought for human rights of all kinds or artists and most of them were black anyway. John Coltrane firmly falls into hero status for me, not only the father of modern jazz and one of the creators of the … More All My Heroes are dead… and racist.
I can’t fucking sleep. Its 2:30 am according to my phone, I feel like I’ve woken up naturally but it turns out to be some serious acid reflux making me very uncomfortable. Why are all those other lucky people able to sleep right now and not me? There’s around 8.5 million people in London, and … More Off the Grid and Out of the Loop: The battle with structure.
This is a first draft of a chapter from my next book about working with people with disabilities. I’m trying to tel some stories about people I worked with, again to help others learn from. The book is in it’s very early stages so it will be a long time before it’s published. “I can … More Grant: A man who cannot be helped.
I had an idea for a novel, it was going to be called “Neuro” and was based in a world populated by a majority of people with Autism. The title comes from the name Neuro-diverse which some people with Autism like to be called, as it is a Neurological condition and the diversity is a … More Neuro: Imagine a world populated by people with Autism.
Very, very pleased to now have both of my books available in paperback as well as digitally, you can purchase them from these respective links. Being a Support Worker Control and Meaning