Friday, April 29, 2011

What Can 75,000 Wheelchairs Do?

Do you believe 75,000 wheelchairs are estimated to get thrown away in the U.S. every year? That could do a lot of good here, but most go out of U.S. I often get asked if there are groups that give wheel chairs away. There are a few in the States, but most of these groups work with people out side of the U.S.CCN Hero Richard St. Denis

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Road Worriers

Being that Dena and I travel often, we get to stay in hotels that are mostly pleasant experiences. Lately we have been running into accessible bathrooms that small like septic tanks. I wonder if this is because hotels try to retrofit existing bathroom and do not use the right pluming?

Most of the time we just light a candle, because we don’t want to be ungrateful guess. In addition, we do not want to inbairuos our host. It is just a tricky spot to be in, could be a health risk. Do others find this to be true?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Do Client and Staff Share Blame?

if a disable person runs out of food 2 days before shopping, do you think staff is doing their job?

we have a friend who is developemently disabled, he was in rose wood until 6 years ago. he lives independently, but gets 15 hours of "support" each week. there are many reasons why we think his staff is no good.

For one example he keeps running out of food. at his circle meetings we do bring this up. they always say it is the person choice, so we can't do anything about.

tonight i got an email from our friend for the second week in a row that he has no food. last week i sent him pizza. nobody in his circle is doing anything to change this.

i know our friend is partly to blame, but his staff just says we are just here to do what he wants. we can't do anything that he doesn't want. we always look like the bad guys, for speaking up. I used to be good friends with the boss of this support service. I was "warned" if I kept making noise, she would report me for abusing my services.

Thank You,

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

this was my Easter present to Brooke and wifey. There no limits to want I let them do me!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

God bless America

The Trump wants to run his candidate like a business negotiation. He will only show his tax return, if President Obama shows his birth certificate. Want has Trump done as human being?

Snooki gets $35,000. To motivate students with:
Study hard, but party harder.

Me I get $2,000. To remind students that they can do anything when they find their passion in life.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Buzz Kill – Bully (What Is Your Opinion)

Went up for my first shower since the project has been finished. I went in my studio to undress, what at most that takes 5 minutes. But Mr. neighbor must have not liked that, because I hear him banging. We exchanged banging on the floor 3, or 5 times. I really don’t want to stoop to his level, but also want let him know this gimp is no wimp.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shippensburg University Trip

Dena and I got off to an early start since the crew came to start the bathroom project. We had no reason to stop until we were 20 minutes away from the campus. Then we started to hit a community yard sale. This was really odd, since it was a Thursday. We drove around and stop at 5 houses and found some goodies. Then we started to see signs for the elephant museum, but the real treasure chest was right before it.

This property look like from American Picker and our camera was not charge, so no pictures on this trip. We spent about 40 minutes looking around this place.

We get to the hotel 4 hours later, have dinner with a group of professors and went to do the presentations. This was the first time so many departments got involve to bring me to campus. Sociology, Psychology, Education, and Art Departments we really do not see this on other campuses. Dena and I really must have done a superve job, because I am still getting hits on Facebook from students at SU.

The next day we went to visit a couple classes at the Elementary School on campus. The plan was to take some questions and I would paint with the kids. The student were asking such good questions that we ran out of time to paint. I did do a quick drawing for the class, so they could see how I work.

We ended up our visit with lunch with Alison, the Professor that organized this trip and soon a to be student. I think his name is Jeremy, he attends classes but working to become an official student. Jeremy’s goal is to become the first President with C.P. I think it is good to have this goal, but I am sure he will be more remember for the things he achieves on his journey.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bring On The Next Engagement

The weekday after a speaking gig always seems to be the loneliest. Not only that are on a high of doing a good presentation, but also that we get to spend some quality time together. When we get home Dena goes off to work taking care of Missy J. while I go back to my studio, or emailing making connections for our next engagement. On the other hand most couples do get these opportunities to escape from everyday median life.