I had great plans for today. I had a bit of an enforced break last week and although I took my laptop, some new billing software and at least a half baked desire to do work I found myself needing to rest again and playing computer games and watch YouTube videos of programs I had seen before and could more or less recite. It was a good rest and then last night I just could not sleep once wide awake and lay awake, with my wheelchair unable to be unplugged until the morning. For example, I was going to write 1000 words plus of my novel for NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing […]
It’s been a difficult week again. A few things that will I know only seem significant to me. At the beginning of the week I had lots of writing ideas. Now I don’t. But I cane say the Willows leaves are growing again. By Friday I had “crashed”out and was shattered so after coffee with a friend who had a dream about me, I went home determined to finish some work so long overdue. Only to discover that my other server was down and will be back today. I wasn’t feeling well enough to go out. So I googled. Within minutes I found myself watching of all things youtube videos […]
Lying straight. Holding what is left of shallow breathing and waiting. There are key noises to be listening for. A rhythm to the chaos. Markers for the unmeasurable. And an end. A final bang. An end. A stillness after the storm. It will all start again. Tomorrow probably or if the young girl behaves she hopes, perhaps the day after. Possibly Related Posts: Cross post: Menthol, Sunshine and the possibility of human potential A new commitment I make unto you stewed ant The email I wrote for international day last year Just writing
In one line, she challenged me. With 6 words she made me stop and reconsider. I have been challenged today. Challenged away from advocacy to participation. True participation. The embracing of life.. Beyond all the rhetoric I have been sprouting about living for the now. Possibly Related Posts: Stella, oh Stella Cross post: Menthol, Sunshine and the possibility of human potential stewed ant Just quietly Maybe not just faiths but denominations too?
I am writing this post on the iPhone app for WordPress. It is 1 am on Monday morning and I have had a bad tech week! I am sitting here watching a fairly clever graphical representation of my hard drive bring scanned and (hopefully repaired) by Disk Genius 2. A set of cats hair like they use to locate the target in a gun I gather are seeking out bad blocks. The graphic spins around on a focused area and zooms in every thousand blocks or so to reveal a computer like screen up close and personal with 1 s and 0s scurrying through and after 5 or so seconds […]
I get teased (mercially) about my geekism. This is not fair as the intentions are generally noble ones of simplicity, ecology and organisation. However there is some truth to the ribbing as I was pondering today; Possibly Related Posts: Tiny and tech Tuesday: iOS 6 6WS: Google plus Accessibility Apps — iPad Confession — iTunes Tuesday tiny: Rev Computer
My work requires a lot of advocacy. Usually systemic in nature. Arguing the case for the holistic inclusion of the needs of people with disabilities into the way places do business. Trying to make it easy for the decision makers to look good and if your very lucky understand why such policies will work. It requires a strange balancing act. A tightrope between passion, pragmatism, diplomacy and complete dis-interest; often about the same topics in a short space of time. this is an exhausting juggle but an extremely neccessary one, to maintain sanity and credibility not to mention effectiveness. Also as a member of a sub-group within the minority, supposedly […]