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What Dave said he needed to say

He said best. Thank you Dave.   No more needs to be said. Today at least. Possibly Related Posts: stewed ant Raw, mild updates Tuesday tidbit: wish I’d known 1/12 A cautionary tale aka: of Picolo, cake and dodos

Tuesday tiny: Good advice and my cameo appearance

Happens daily to me.. note the eye-roll. Possibly Related Posts: stewed ant Raw, mild updates Tuesday tidbit: wish I’d known 1/12 A cautionary tale aka: of Picolo, cake and dodos

I’ve been busy

I have a lot to say, but a combination of tired and still busy means this will be a quickie. But I’ve missed blogging so here I am. It’s been a very disability week after a fun weekend. Starting with: While visiting a friend on the weekend I was asked to be part of a news story on the rather ridiculous closure of a lift to three platforms at the busiest interchange in Sydney for 10 weeks to upgrade the lift. The lift upgrade is great but 10 weeks? C’mon. Anyway, here’s the piece. Apart from being refereed to as wheelchair bound I like it. I got to state the […]

Uprights behaving badly: Footpaths

I’m going to do a series of posts on things I wish those without apparent disability understood or did differently. It is from my perspective as a person who uses a wheelchair, but hope it can be useful more broadly. So to start with: Footpaths: their use and misuses My top 5 things six things I wish uprights got about using the footpath: Don’t just stand there – move something. Standing still at the top of kerb ramps instead of moving off it to allow people crossing to safely and legally get off the road. This is not the place to start a meaning of life conversation or adjust your […]

6wS — a gripe

Uprights need lessons in walking straight Possibly Related Posts: stewed ant Raw, mild updates Tuesday tidbit: wish I’d known 1/12 A cautionary tale aka: of Picolo, cake and dodos

A thank you

I just want to say thank you to everyone for their interest in my small contribution to this discussion about Dancing with the Stars. It will be interesting to see the impact that these discussion on and off air will have on the show. I want to make one thing clear. It wasn’t the low scores I was most concerned with. It was the combination of factors, and how they combined. The comments generally made to Gerrard have shown a nervousness that some awareness training would have assisted as some of my commenters have noted. Not to necessarily have softened the feedback, but to make the judges and the hosts […]