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Eloise Stark: My Autism Journey

Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: On the Spectrum with Garrison Keillor

Many of the issues people have had with Keillor’s behavior through the years may have been caused by his autism.

August 11, 2019 · 23 Comments

Video: Garrison Keillor on Humor

In this Blank on Blank animation of a 1994 interview, George Plimpton interviews Garrison Keillor who claims, “My family was shocked when I came home with a volume of Hemingway … … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Audio: “A Blessing” by James Wright

Garrison Keillor reads James Wright’s iconic poem. James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 – March 25, 1980) first emerged on the literary scene in 1956 with The Green Wall, a collection … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye may be the most loved poet in America. Here she reads a poem that evokes a young boy’s imagination.

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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