Alan AJ

Alan AJ

2023-2024 Newsletters

61 stories

A collage of four images. Old cutlery, flowers in a field at a crematorium, four tea towels including one of Devon scenes, and flowers in a green glass vase.
A collage of three photos. A beach with a blue sky; two small teddy bears in bed, and a supermarket trolley with a red lighting effect
A collage of three photos. A spiral slide, an oil stain on block paving, and some boxes and car parts on the floor.
Alan AJ

Alan AJ

Widowed Young / Grief

31 stories

An ornament dating back to my wedding day. A wooden base with a white ceramic wedding couple mounted on it. The bride is being held by the groom.
Two pale yellow rectangles to represent certificates. One is a certificate of death, the other is a certificate of divorce.
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Alan AJ

Boosted and Viral Stories

5 stories

Candles, fruit, a piggy bank, coins, and flowers
Screenshot of Excel 1997 with some cells fill in blue in to look like low-resolution text that says, 1997.
An IBM PC 5150 with monitor and keyboard
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Alan AJ

Medium and Writing

74 stories

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Alan AJ

Technology

25 stories

Jupiter ACE computer and monitor.
A tatty-looking Sinclair ZX81 home computer.
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Alan AJ

Vintage Computers (Series)

15 stories

Jupiter ACE computer and monitor.
The Sinclair QL computer.
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Alan AJ

Life Story: Autistic & ADHD Without Knowing

9 stories

A goal post on a playing field.
A selection of technical books from my childhood, and some schoolwork, with the caption “Autistic and ADHD Without Knowing: The Primary School Years”
Several items from my teenage years: Yamaha PS-3 keyboard; Everyday Electronics magazine; circuit board; transformer and rheostat; book and manual for Sinclair ZX Spectrum; three vinyl singles. Caption reads: Autistic and ADHD Without Knowing: The High School Years
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Alan AJ

Decision Making (Autism / ADHD)

13 stories

Chaotic squiggly coloured lines.
A hand holding wires on a low-voltage bulb
Cold water tank with water entering the overflow pipe due to failed diaphragm valve.
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Alan AJ

Mental Health, Stress, Anxiety

44 stories

Chaotic squiggly coloured lines.
A table with a cup of tea, flowers, a TV remote, and a book.
An angry-looking toy lion pointing at an eye test chart
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Alan AJ

Relationships

20 stories

A variety of gifts such as snowglobes and glasses in a seaside gift shop.
A table with a cup of tea, flowers, a TV remote, and a book.
Candles, fruit, a piggy bank, coins, and flowers
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Alan AJ

Opinions / Rants

39 stories

A variety of gifts such as snowglobes and glasses in a seaside gift shop.
An assortment of medication in the form of coloured tablets
An AI-generated ATM with a sign above that says “ATM Machine”. On the screen, it says “LCD DISPLAY”.
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Alan AJ

About Me

15 stories

Two bikes leaning against a wooden fence in the countryside.
Picture from around 1980, of me around 12 years old on a quiet beach, wearing a coat, crouching down near a small mound of sand surrounded by several sand pies. I was wearing a winter coat, so it was probably cold and windy.
A 14-year-old boy and his father in a rowing boat on a lake in 1982
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Alan AJ

Memories and Nostalgia

13 stories

Plane Crazy ride at Oakwood Theme Park.
The back of an old photo that says, “Chester 1934”
A purple steam iron on a blue carpet
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Alan AJ

Amusing

32 stories

Plane Crazy ride at Oakwood Theme Park.
A footpath in the forest that forks into two directions; a person is choosing which path to take
Boxes of pens and pencils, and two rulers, on a black sofa
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Alan AJ

Sci Fi: Mostly Star Trek

9 stories

An outer space picture of Andromeda Galaxy
Christmas dinner on board a space ship
VW camper van
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Alan AJ

Jane's Illness

6 stories

Two vases of colourful flowers
Description of how cancer is affecting someone’s spine
Purple pink and white flowers on a table indoors
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Alan AJ

February 2024 Writing Challenge

17 stories

Fireworks in the shape of a heart
A road in the desert
Three bunches of coloured balloons in the sky
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Alan AJ

Life Story: General

29 stories

A Mac SE on a homemade table in a bedroom with other equipment nearby such as an oscilloscope, bench power supply, PC, and monitor.
A city centre street with cars parked at the side of the road
The back of an old photo that says, “Chester 1934”
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Alan AJ

Weird Workplace Stories (Series)

34 stories

An office reception area showing the door,  a chair, and a plant
Statues in suits of armour, some on horse statues
Packs of large white baps on a shelf
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Alan AJ

Childhood (General Stories)

18 stories

A child’s homemade library ticket in its holder inside a book. The book title is Jack and Jill, and the word ‘ticket’ is misspelt
Candle
Teddy bear
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Alan AJ

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Life stories and opinions with a touch of humour. Gen X widowed father of two in England. Former electronics engineer and programmer. Prev. 'Autistic Widower'.