AutismWonderland. In a recent post, she relates a story about how she discovered the extent to which her son, Norrin, who is just a bit older than Hallie, is a literal thinker. In short, this is a problem that many with autism (often of the higher functioning, Aspergerian nature) have with metaphor.
Anyway, I was contemplating posting this before Lisa beat me to the topic (hey, at least I can say that I am frantically working away these days on an article and can use this as an excuse for why I am not keeping up with blogging; once I meet my self-imposed August 1 deadline for submitting said article I shall start using my need to write a conference paper and/or prepare for the upcoming semester as an excuse!). But Lisa is, as I have already noted, an inspiration to us slacker/bloggers. And so I leave you with this story: