Aliens Among Us
Starting a new TV series job this week. Pushing the reset button on routines.
Or so they tell me… They keep telling me, write what you know. Which I sort of knew, but don’t, and seems easy to do, but isn’t. What do I know? I know how to be a perpetual outsider who looks like he’s not. Be nice. Go along. Get ignored. Fall through the cracks. BustContinue reading “Write What You Know”
Probably not a regular thing, but who knows? I’m attempting to be more organized about coming off the burn out. It’s difficult, because the burn out was partly about over reliance on organization and will power. Last week’s goal (about which I told no one) was to stop triggering myself constantly. I’ll give myself aContinue reading “Goals for the Week”
Working a Saturday and looking at some of the elements of both. I ended up working another Saturday on this HBO Max comedy series. This is not unusual towards the end of a season when you’re trying to keep a schedule and make deadlines. It does wear you out after a while, but that’s somehowContinue reading “Worn Out vs. Burned Out”
Reinventing myself. A struggle with perception. I have a complicated relationship with clothing. I grew up in a family that had zero interest in appearances and mostly dressed us in the cheapest things available. There might be some perverse nobility in that but I do not recommend it for social, personal or professional development. MaybeContinue reading “I Bought a Hat”
Managing some unexpected extra work.
A motorcycle riding course leads to problem solving revelations.
Thoughts on taking a break from work and the new year.
Maybe something positive comes out of the pandemic shutdown.
In which we look for opportunities in the midst of chaos. 2020 has certainly been disruption on a scale unlike anything I’ve seen before. I’m not sure we know how to react to it yet, either individually or collectively, personally or culturally. Maybe, though, it’s an opportunity for new beginnings. One new beginning is IContinue reading “A New Beginning”
Looking back in hope of moving forward. Yesterday in an ASD support forum somebody asked for advice to include in a package for teachers and group leaders on working with kids with ASD. I had a miserable time in school, so I sent in some thoughts, hoping other kids might avoid what I had goneContinue reading “What Would You Want Teachers to Know?”
In which I try to be brief and honest at the same time. Masking is about altering your behavior to be socially acceptable. This might be physical or verbal. It could be repressing a behavior or putting on a show. Let me say that I am rarely dishonest. I don’t like it and I’m notContinue reading “A Few Masking Thoughts”
When what we don’t know can kill us. I have been balking on publishing this post, which I started a month or so ago. I don’t want to say anything insensitive about COVID-19, which has killed many thousands of people. And I don’t want to be accused of “NT Bashing”. But I do want usContinue reading “Thoughts from the Zombie Apocalypse”
Not As Much Fun As It Sounds This week I was required to do an online Harassment Prevention Training course. This is ongoing entertainment industry fallout from Harvey Weinstein’s behavior and the #MeToo era. I suppose it’s partly to train us on expected behaviors, but it’s also a CYA move from the studios so theyContinue reading “Harassment Prevention Training”
Maybe we can learn something about ASD from the COVID-19 pandemic?
Thoughts on time management in the workplace, working to your strengths and working from home in a pandemic.
Rational Thoughts on Irrational Processes.
A low probability event. It’s raining in LA this morning. Usually, chaos ensues. It’s partly that people are not prepared for it and don’t know how to drive in it. It’s partly because the storm drains become instantly overwhelmed flooding roads and intersections. But it’s also very peaceful and gives a different vibe to theContinue reading “Rain in LA”
Everything You Know is Wrong: Or how this blog turned out to be more difficult to write than I anticipated.
In which I finally get to edit an episode of US network television. Last Monday my episode of The Good Doctor aired in the US on the ABC network (Ep312 “Mutations”). This is the culmination of 3 years on the show as an assistant editor, after 5 years of revamping my career by moving toContinue reading “This Week on ABC”
A friend of mine, who owns a visual effects company here in LA, mentioned she was having challenges with one of her employees accepting changes at the office. They were trying to streamline processes but he was resistant. He is talented and a good worker, so she didn’t want to lose him, but needed himContinue reading “ASD & Changes in the Workplace”
Since it’s 2020 I really want to write a tech diatribe on why we don’t have flying cars or real AI yet, but I’ll hold off on that. Maybe it’s enough to say we seem obsessed with the future in a way that devalues the present; indulging in vicarious chronological arrogance. Maybe it doesn’t helpContinue reading “Happy New Year 2020!”
DAVID: My wife (a child psychologist), randomly threw out the comment one day, that she thought that I might be “on the spectrum”. Which immediately went over my head. It didn’t compute. I had no context for what “on the spectrum” meant. She could just have easily said that I was “lavender”. Lavender the colour??Continue reading “On The Spectrum”
[ David’s Introduction / Craig’s Introduction] DAVID’S INTRODUCTION I always knew that I was different. When I was a little kid, the other kids would be off playing, while I was talking to the adults about future technological changes and the impact on society. Not your normal 7 year old kid. As I got older,Continue reading “Welcome to Aliens Among Us”