So, today isn't going to be a particularly lengthy or focused entry, but... considering it's the one month anniversary since I started to get this blog back off the ground again (or on it's feet - whichever you prefer), and it's my birthday, I figured I'd at least say I hope that everyone has a … Continue reading Creativity and Other Stuff
Tag: Personal Thoughts
To Post or Not to Post? That is the Question
Through a process of trial and error on various occasions with different writing sites, I have come to the conclusion that it is ultimately very satisfying to write for myself, which is the encouraging part, but that it is also somewhat discouraging when you're excited about what you're doing and you want to share it … Continue reading To Post or Not to Post? That is the Question
Listen to the poem here. It has been a long time since I've been moved or inclined to attempt to write any sort of poem. Not for lack of thinking about it but they don't exactly tend to be my forte. However, I was in my observation class the other day and we were talking … Continue reading Bugle’s Call
Of Music and Books
Sometimes, it's easy to get wrapped up in your own work and not really see much of anything else beyond the words on the page. Very recently, I have been reminded of two rather significant points to remember, one of which I had mostly forgotten, though I've been reminded of on several occasions. The first … Continue reading Of Music and Books
Getting Back on the Horse
Okay. Here we go. It's been far too long since I've attempted to come back to my forlorn little corner of a blog and do anything with her for which I am... both somewhat disappointed in myself for and hopeful at the same time. While it might not be anything serious, I can only hope … Continue reading Getting Back on the Horse
Nod to the Special Olympics
A friend showed me to this post and I thought it was an exceptional response. Once again, I am awed by the capacity we as humans have for both such callousness as well as compassion and, quite frankly, just being awesome in John’s case. Well worth sharing.
The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.
Dear Ann Coulter,
Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?
I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.
I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child…
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Remember the days when you were a child and the world held endless possibilities, free from the weight of fiscal responsibility, the obligation of being punctual, if not early, to one’s job, and your imagination really was the limit? I was sitting at work today and was struck by the quote from Alice in Wonderland … Continue reading My Muchness
The Fortune Cookie
Most of the time, when you get a fortune cookie, the message inside is anything but a fortune. ‘Have a good day,’ or ‘Laughter is good for you,’ are pleasant and/or true but aren’t really fortunes either. To be honest, the ‘fortune’ I got the other day can’t really be described … Continue reading The Fortune Cookie
Take My Hand
After some serious thinking, I totally felt that I needed to revamp this. The first posting was a jumbled mess of emotion that put the words on paper but did my mother absolutely no justice. This time around, I've done some work on it and I find it more worthy of the person who … Continue reading Take My Hand
My Muse: Inspiring or Vexing? Both…
That vexing, frustrating, intangible personage that appears intermittently to give me inspiration at the best and worst possible times and leave me hanging in a similar position. Her origin is generally attributed to Ancient Greece where she and her siblings were known as the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory personified). She has several … Continue reading My Muse: Inspiring or Vexing? Both…