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John Elder Robison
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Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater
Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater

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Update - Hauling Bentley and other collector cars in trailers
Last fall I wrote a post on trailering collector cars .   We do a lot of hauling and many of our
vehicles are big, heavy vintage Bentleys.   We’ve seen the ongoing discussion on how to secure the cars and we wish
to weigh in with a fresh opinion. When hauli...

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The Role of Autism in Polynesian Navigation
The past 40 years has seen a remarkable renaissance of Polynesian
cultural awareness, with rediscovery and celebration of ancient skills and
practices. Polynesians are taking pride in their heritage - particularly the seafaring
skills that made settlement o...

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Does the term autism have meaning in other cultures?
This winter I explored the possibility that some Polynesian
navigators may be/have been autistic.  That has been a fascinating thing to study, and it raised another question that I'd like to discuss – does a western diagnostic label that we associate
with d...

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Photographing the Volcano
Earlier this week the New York Times and other media outlets
ran a story about something remarkable happening on the island of Hawaii.   For the past few months, lava has been flowing
from the volcanic vent at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.   The
flow was coming to the surface...

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Bentley and Rolls-Royce – yesterday and tomorrow
Today’s Rolls-Royce and Bentley are competitors, and that’s
how they began, early in the 20 th century.   Rolls-Royce started out first, in 1904.   Bentley was founded fifteen years later in
1919.   Both companies grew and prospered
during the boom years af...

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Rebuilding the vintage Lamborghini V12 - the famed Countach power plant
 At Robison Service we are privileged to work on a great many truly extraordinary cars.  This vintage Lamborghini is a good example. The Lamborghini Countach is one of the most iconic sportswear designs in the world, and is lauded as the first Supercar.  Th...

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Rebuilding a Crewe Bentley or Rolls-Royce V8 engine
We are often asked what goes into rebuilding one of the V8 engines from Crewe.  These are the motors that powered Bentley and Rolls-Royce motorcars from 1965 through the separation of the companies in 2003.  A derivative of this engine is still used in some...

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#MexicoOrBust - 3,000 Km in a vintage Bentley racer with an autistic crew
Here’s how it all began In the fall of 2013, New York ad executive Tom Webster came to our shop with a dream on four wheels . . . a run-down but running Bentley Continental R.    I just bought it, he told me.    Can we make it run right, and make it special...

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Mexico or Bust - Autistic High Schoolers Build Vintage Bentley Race Car
Here’s how it all began In the fall of 2013, New York ad executive Tom Webster came
to our shop with a dream on four wheels . . . a run-down but running Bentley
Continental R.   I just bought it, he told
me.   Can we make it run right, and make
it special, ...

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Deep pressure vests - a soothing idea
Are you comforted by squeeze or steady pressure? Readers of my book Look Me in the Eye will recall my chapter
about sleeping in piles, where I talk about how it’s comforting to have the
weight of another person or a pile of pillows on me when I rest.   My f...
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