Anyone who has ridden a London bus will know full well what it’s like to view conflict. People start arguments frequently, occasionally these turn violent but mostly it’s just verbal. On a recent bus journey listening to some music on my headphones as usual, I always listen to music when on my own, because I … More The Man Who Walks Backwards.
Slightly convoluted title, and a little humour in that but this is both a serious and absurd subject. I was thinking recently about certain social rules and whether or not they made sense or were in fact helpful. Much of my work in managing behaviour is addressing behaviours that are socially unacceptable. A person … More Social rules: Useful piece of evolutionary development, or stupid and pointless barrier to getting along.
Been busy editing and working on finishing my new book, but also working on some other new pieces, here’s one for you. The Forces of Habits. “I can’t make tough decisions” A young man I work with who has Autism says this phrase frequently, this could be about something as simple as the choice between … More The Forces of Habits
My first piece for 2017, much more to come… I’ve written at length about recognising behaviour and reading it based on many factors, body language being the key factor along with what people say and their immediate actions. Body language says almost everything you need to know to recognise what a person’s behaviour means. I’ve … More How do you know someone is dodgy? Reading intentions.
Having recently changed jobs I have now found myself needing to take public transport rather than my leisurely walk to work every day, although I miss the walking I have managed to find an equal but differing fascination with this journey, everything has challenges and rewards. This is likely true of every big city, … More Everyone is going somewhere: that’s what train stations are for.
Haven’t had much time for writing and blogging lately, but am well underway with my second book, hoping it’s out by March or so, making better progress than expected. In the mean time my previous book is currently on a Kindle Countdown deal so you can get it cheap this week. New articles coming soon! … More Upcoming etc…
Everything I write, almost everything I do, what all of us do is about behaviour. One of the things that significantly affects behaviour is significant world events. World War II has continued to affect behaviour, and 9/11 is one of the most recent modern events that has changed the world’s behaviour. What does this mean? … More The Breeding of Hate
I am a cynic. Not a miserable grouch who doesn’t like anything, but a person who questions things, questions everything. I am passionate about many things but I also have doubt and trepidation about many things. The way I view being a cynic is not as a critic, but as someone who looks for the […] … More Rick Jensen: The Writer Must Tell the Truth. — Writers Unite!
On Monday a Kindle countdown deal will start on my book, you’ll be able to get it for just $0.99 (less in £) it’s very limited so grab the chance. Buy it here
I started my (so far) 15 year career working with disabled and Autistic people in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s also where I started to become an adult, so the city means a lot to me, but I have issues (another story, but read my previous piece to shed some light https://everydaybehaviour.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/an-open-letter-to-wellington-new-zealand/) My first job in … More Lock up the Autistic Kid!