I Wrote a New BOOK!!!!

I’ve been working on this secret project for more than a year just after I bought my laptop computer back in December 2015.  The new book is called:

The Outside In View of Uncommon Bostonian: 

What a Autistic Black Woman Sees

I went to the publisher called BookBaby to create both a paperback book and an ebook.  It includes the blog posts I made when the orignal Uncommon Bostonian blog was connected to The Boston Now dailey newspaper back in 2007 to 2008.  It also has some of the essays I’ve written in recent years and some of my black and white paintings that I made in the last couple of years.  I write about the Beatles, the soap One Live to Live, the Dave Clark Five, the Monkees, and other things.  I created the artwork on the cover.  It’s my Purple Haze painting.

Go to this link to purchase your copy:

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/The-Outside-in-View-of-Uncommon-Bostonian1

Here’s a picture of both the front and back cover of the paperback.

AJM0109 Digest-Soft-Cover

Or: You can click on this picture to gain access to the book.

Belated Happy Birthday to Paul

Happy 79th Birthday, Sir Paul McCartney!

So last Friday was his birthday and I forgot to post it on my blog. I have been preoccupied with other things this past weekend. Hope you had a great time, Paul.

Maybe I’m Amazed!
Silly Love Songs
My Brave Face
Chris Farley Interviews Paul McCartney!
And I Love Her (From A Hard Day’s Night) by the Beatles

Happy Birthday, Dean!

Happy Birthday, Dean Martin! (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) One of my favorite singers is celebrating his 104th birthday in Heaven. We miss you, Dean!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Mexican Independence Day!

I can think of 2 songs to celebrate this day!

I used to play this song a lot when I was a DJ during the 1980s!

There’s also this song by Ritchie Valens!

Happy 85th B-Day in Heaven, Roy!

Happy 85th Birthday, Roy Orbison! (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

Trivia: The movie Roy tells Dick Clark about was Roy’s only one movie he starred in The Fastest Guitar Alive. Sadly, it didn’t do well at the box office.

It’s Autism Acceptance Month Now!

That’s what we autistics want most: Acceptance!

Even before I was diagnosed back in 2002, all I wanted was acceptance. Sadly, people would reject me for being different. They, of course, were narrow-minded and had no idea that I was autistic. For many years before my diagnosis, I knew there was something inside my brain that made me navigate and see the world in my own unique way.

What I couldn’t stand from the people who bullied me was that they would constantly say these phrases to me:

“You’re supposed to say (whatever)!”

“You’re supposed to do (whatever)!”

“Why are you so different?”

“You know what I am talking about!”

and so on.

I first learned about Asperger’s Syndrome in April of 2002, but my official diagnosis was a couple of months later from another doctor who did official diagnoses of autism/Asperger’s.

Fact facts: This autistic Black woman wants acceptance and doesn’t believe in “Supposed To”s. Being different is not a bad thing. I guess a lot of people don’t remember that “Think Different” commercial that Apple computers had back in the 1990s.

February 3, 1959 – The Day The Music Died!

Just shortly after 12:55 am on February 2, 1959, a small plane crashed down in a cornfield in Clear Lake, Iowa, ending the lives of 3 rock stars: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson). The pilot was also killed in the crash. It was a great tragedy for the rock and roll community.

The tragedy has been known as the day the music died.