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Solve et Coagula


I am an Alchemist. I take forces like information and insanity, fuse them with some paint and some math and some text, and process them in the furnace of my mind and body to produce gold.

I was trained as a painter, and have worked in high technology doing information architecture, software engineering, web administration, and technical communications. Currently I co-direct the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education and work on various other research projects mostly through Oregon Health Science University. I am autistic, and deeply interested in autistic rights and advocacy. I serve on the board of directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the editorial board of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and serve on my state's Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have a Masters of Science from Portland State University in Systems Science, along with a few graduate certificates in Computational Intelligence and Computer Modeling and Simulation. Systems Science is my oldest, deepest interest.

This is my personal blog full of boring stuff like to do lists or whining about being cold. If you're interested in my public writing, please see (now archival) autism.change.org.


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I write pretty much exclusively about the topics listed in my interests. Sometimes I write about just one of those for an extended period of time. *shrug*

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