aliens attack the capitol

Chad Ragsdale

On New Year’s Eve I was at a small party with good friends. We were playing games, talking, laughing, eating all kinds of unhealthy foods. As it got close to midnight, someone said that we should turn on the TV. It’s weird isn’t it? The television has been granted the authority to tell us when to ring in the new year. Rather than just looking at a clock, we feel a certain obligation to ring in the new year “properly” – with canned pop music and heavily made up strangers celebrating in a distant city. So we dutifully turned on the television to watch the beginning of a new year. This particular broadcast was from New Orleans but it might as well have been a different planet.

The music was something I had never heard before and wouldn’t mind if I never heard again. The stage was full of dancers…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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