Goings On: New DSQ on neurodiversity and a few more words from Charlie
Variations of the above scene—Charlie in fine run/walk form round our neighborhood—occurred morning (6am), afternoon (3.30pm), and night (8pm) on Monday, with Jim bringing up the rear.
Not a ton else happened yesterday, which is very well by me. One thing of note: The publication of volume 30, no. 1, of Disability Studies Quarterly, on "Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity". More than a few friends have essays in this issue. Mine is on The Disabled Speech of Asian Americans: Silence and Autism in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Father of the Four Passages and I'm looking forward to reading, and writing, about the volume. Stay tuned.
While I was coming home from work on the train, Charlie used Jim's laptop to watch videos, a small bit of preparation for when I go to on a trip aboard with some students (it's happening in less than a month—!!!?!!!?!—I already miss my two guys). I've made up a calendar for Charlie showing when I'll be gone and—something that Charlie seems to be more concerned about, at the moment—when my parents are coming back, a few days before I leave.
Indeed, Charlie's been talking quite a bit about Gong Gong and Po Po "coming soon."
To which, yesterday in the car, I said: "Yes, they're coming in 15 days and they're going to stay with you and Dad while I go to……."
"Greece," said Charlie.
I guess that means I'm really going.