Chavisory’s Notebook is a chronicle of my continual astonishment with the world.

{People have asked where my blog name comes from, since Googling seems to turn up mainly links back to this blog and not to the original reference…anyhow, Chavisory is a minor character in Keith Donohue’s novel The Stolen Child, which is gorgeous and very, very highly recommended.  No infringement of any kind of Donohue’s work is intended.}

Contact: chavisorysnotebook at gmail dot com

(Just a note: This address is not checked on a regular basis, due to my ridiculous schedule, often limited communication bandwidth, and occasionally forgetting that it exists.  If I’m taking a while to answer or respond, chances are that I am not ignoring you or pissed off at you; I’m just having a busy month.)

About sharing my work

Tumblr: chavisory’s post-it notes


  1. Erica said,

    I just read a comment you left on a jezebel post about LOST and I wanted to tell you thank you. I was so upset after the finale, disappointed after the alternate endings were fake, and thoroughly disgusted that I had wasted 6 years of TV time for such a cop out ending. I remember reading that someone theorized that they were all in hell or purgatory way back after season 2 and thinking there’s no way that’s true. I appreciate your synopsis and will be sharing it with my fellow frustrated friends and family.

    From one Lostie to another,

    Thank you.

  2. chavisory said,

    Aw, thanks. Glad I could help. 🙂

  3. chavisory, I’ve tagged you for a meme. Come on over to my blog for details!

  4. Laura said,

    How have I gone all this time without knowing you blog?

    Clueless party of 1, MY table is ready!!!

    • chavisory said,

      I’m not sure, but don’t worry–last night I learned for the first time that my roommate of 7 years (and friend of 9) has a crooked little finger. And here I always thought I was “detail oriented.” 😉

  5. Hi, just wanted to thank you for leaving the comment on my TPGA post. I only just read it after a crazy week or two! It cut off half of my comment as well, so I just wanted to add that it was nice to “meet” you and I look forward to following your blog (when my lousy internet connection allows it). 🙂

    • chavisory said,

      You’re welcome, and thanks for dropping by! I sympathize about the lousy internet connection. I’m up in the country stealing a very bad signal right now. 😉

  6. autisticook said,

    The snowflakes are cute… but I honestly thought there was something wrong with my eyes at first. It’s still a bit disorienting even though I know it’s snowflakes and it’s cute when I look at them directly. It just makes it really hard to read your blog! For me anyway. Visual processing problems. *blush*

    • chavisory said,

      Oh, thanks for letting me know! I think I can turn them off. It’s a special option just for December, and I always forget that I left the option on. 😉

  7. alexiamkg said,

    Hi Chavisory,
    I have tried to contact you in the past about translating one of your pieces into Portuguese for my blog autismoemtraducao.com
    I love your writing and I really would love to feature you in my blog. Would you consider it? I have already translated Amy Sequenzia, Nick Walker, Julia Bascom, Ibby Grace and others. I am a Brazilian translator and I have been trying to make the conversation that goes on within the English-speaking autistic community available to Brazilians that don’t read English. Please, let me know what you think!

  8. Hello Aspie Sister! – I was diagnosed last year age 59. Still getting my bearings of who I really am. One part in your article about “Autistic Commonality And The Illusion Of Quirky” – was so well stated.

    “And many of those perceptual experiences are described remarkably similarly by people all across the spectrum. This means that while the expression or “severity” of our challenges as autistic people may vary widely, but the underlying reasons for those challenges often prove similar.”
    It’s something I’ve struggled with in my metamorphosis – “Am I really Autistic? I’m not like (…..). Yet I feel such a deep connection with all types and degrees of traits. Your perspective and how you expressed it was well done!

    Thank you for all you do.. I’ve been writing on Quora – both for my benefit of clarifying my thoughts but also with the hope of helping one more sister or brother in their journey… or their parent, spouse, or friend – in some way. We are making a difference!

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