2 Cent Tuesday – Advocacy for Rich People

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Today’s post is not about a particular issue in the news.  It’s about an observation I’ve made over time.  A perspective I’ve gained from going from working full-time in fairly decent paying job, to becoming a full-time, stay-at-home caregiver for my son.  It’s about the way advocacy seems to only work for those who can … Continue reading

Today’s “Josh-ism” (Stereotypes – Not for me)

From the archive: Originally posted 4/2/1 Took Josh for his regular check-up and to get his thyroid and cholesterol meds refilled today.  While we’re waiting in the office for the doctor to come in he says: “I’m an old man trapped in a kid’s body.” It struck me as funny that it’s completely opposite of … Continue reading

Knoxville News (WVLT) Responds!!!! #JusticeForEthan

My WVLT Interview

From the archive: Originally posted 4/3/13 I answered the call – and it worked!   Local news reporter Whitney Kent (WVLT) came to interview me today. I was a little nervous about sending the requests to local news stations for day 1 of “Justice for Ethan.”  OK, that’s an understatement.  A few hours later when … Continue reading

Getting Ready for the Online Vigil Thursday! #JusticeForEthan

From the archive:  Originally posted 4/9/13 https://www.facebook.com/events/503575769700210/ On the evening marking nearly 3 months since Ethan lost his life, join us in remembering his life and in marking in our hearts the injustice done to Ethan. Take a moment to light a candle, eat some pizza and listen to Bob Marley (something Ethan loved doing). … Continue reading

Celebrity Attention #JusticeForEthan

From the archive: Originally posted 4/10/13 Day 7 of “8 Days for Ethan” Today Little Bird’s Dad has us reaching out to a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist in order to spread the word. George Will happens to have an adult son who has Down syndrome.  We’re hoping he’ll help us create the “community tension” that … Continue reading

OH! My Goodness!!!!!!!!! #JusticeForEthan

From the archive: Originally posted 4/11/13 OK… So it really IS true, the more things change, the more they stay the same. As I noted in my last post, I’ve been trying to learn Twitter speak.  I’m new to that particular social networking technology.  So as a newbie, I did a search on Down syndrome … Continue reading

Up Next – 8 MORE Days for Ethan – #JusticeForEthan

From the archives: Originally posted 4/11/13  I have been inspired and awakened by the campaign designed by Little Bird’s Dad to raise awareness and generate activity for #JusticeForEthan.  The last day of “8 Days for Ethan” left us with a challenge – create our own 8 Days for Ethan to continue the work which has … Continue reading

Today’s Joshism – Leftovers Galore!

From the archive: Originally posted 4/18/13 Josh and I are “scheduly challenged.” Ok, by that I mean we don’t keep to a schedule, of any kind.  We don’t even keep the same schedule between us. So, when I fix his dinners, I usually put them in plastic containers in the frig so he can eat … Continue reading

Dreams, big, small, & gargantuan

USA road trip map

  Every now and then, I get the urge (and the time) to dream. Sometimes it’s a small dream, like, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a huge chocolate sundae?” Sometimes it’s a little bigger and involves finding just the right job or place to live.  Every now and then I allow myself the luxury … Continue reading

My Interview on WLVT – #JusticeForEthan

My WVLT Interview

From the archive: Originally posted 4/19/2013 Click on the photo above to view my interview on a local Knoxville, TN news station about police response to people who have intellectual disabilities.


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