Keoki's Blog- a Non-Disabled Person with a Disability
- Hanover, New Hampshire, Etates Unis
- August 31
- Pathways of the River Valley
- Keoki Johnson, who has cerebral palsy, grew up in a New Hampshire community that treated him like everyone else. His interests in music, fiction and film flourished into his adulthood and that enabled him to earn a B.A. from Keene State College in Keene, NH and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
He now applies his artistic ability and encyclopedic knowledge of movies to making films that frame disabled people as ordinary characters. In addition, he gives presentations at various organization in New Hampshire and at national conferences on disability, advocating that society treat disability as a normal part of life.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Santorum is Really Offennsive
January 12, 2012 02:32PM
- Writing problem
January 12, 2012 02:23PM
- Jumping ship and joining the
January 12, 2012 01:38PM
- Last Laugh Is Out
January 12, 2012 01:09PM
- Funding for a Vampire Film
January 11, 2012 12:40PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Bonnie, when I said I
liked Charlie Sheen, I meant I
him as an actor.
March 08, 2011 07:51AM
- “Yeah this whole thing
scares me a little. I feel
to my Congress
April 23, 2010 12:46AM
- “I'm a righty but I've
gotten better. I used to
January 06, 2010 12:48AM
- “Yes, it would be fine to
seperate the holidays into
December 05, 2009 08:07PM
- “Writing is not a futile
process. If you're a writer
Have to Write.
December 05, 2009 07:32PM
Ran across this article on how offensive Rick Santorum is.
Thought you'd like to read it.
These quotes came from the ThinkProgress article listed below.
My old Macbook Pro that I've had since 08 is dying. It's an Intel 2.4Ghz with 4GB RAM and a new 1 TB drive in it. You heard me, I just replaced my 500GB hard drive with a Samsung 1TB drive
I think it's the graphics card. The screen… Read full post »
I am jumping ship, casting off and sailing away.
No more Camcorders for me. I start my new life with a GH1K and a bunch of retro San Takumar Lenses.
You heard me: I am joining the DSLR revolution.
Dan, my editor, said that I really should… Read full post »
The Last Laugh Is Out!
Dan, My editor got back to me with a cut of The Last Laugh.
It's not the way I intended it to be because my lead actor dropped out during principle filming…
BUT it's DONE.
And you can find it here:
My brother and I were talking about how crazy Rick Santorum's views are on Monday Night.
We live in NH after all.
He thinks that Rick Santorum's unelectable because of his extremist views on everything. I hope he's right because a President who is Hellbent on banning contraceptiv… Read full post »
The reason I haven't posted in so long is not because I don't want to but that I'm getting older and I forgot my login and password.
I frequently don't write down my accounts because I have this stellar memory where I never forget anything. I can tell you what I… Read full post »
All these 3D movies sicken me. Most of them are mis-advertized. They are market as being the next big thing but most of them suck and only have 3 to 4 minutes of actual 3D footage. Here's why they suck.
3D does not enhance a movie plot. It does not… Read full post »
My friend Diane is a phenomenal person. She Loves people, she loves music and making the world a better place.
In high school she tutored people with developmental disabilities. Even I didn't do that in high school. I was too busy looking at girls and daydreaming about guit… Read full post »
Once again, I have realized what great friends i have,
Tonight I posted my 140 Characters article on Facebook because it's not online yet.
All my friends found it and immediately commented on it.
They all loved and and Thanked me for being heir friend.&nbs… Read full post »
Earlier in the month, I was interviewed for the Valley News newspaper. The Valley News is my hometown paper. My grandfather was a pressman for the paper in the 50's. So it was an honor to be interviewed for this newspaper.
Here's the article. It's short but it… Read full post »
I just watched ``Charlie Sheen: Winning or Losing It'' on VH1 and I have come to the conclusion that I really hate Dr. Drew Pinsky. Pinsky is a self-aggrandizing blowhard who's only interest is himself.
Charlie Sheen needs help but Dr. Drew is definitely a fame whore by using Mr.… Read full post »
I went to see Green Hornet. I was a fan of the old campy 60's TV series and I read Kevin Smith's take on it in Comic Book Form.
Lemme Tell Ya: They should have used Smith's version and Fired Seth Rogen. He's becoming a Hack of Will… Read full post »
I've been sending out copies of ``Half Dollar Life'' to everyone I know for almost a year now. And I think it finally paid off.
All those Christmas gifts I gave that were basically signed copies of my film. All those housewarming and birthday presents too... I think I've… Read full post »
Last Friday night I decided to stop at Best Buy to check out new cameras. Normally, I buy my merch at Amazon.com and have done so since I made Half Dollar Life
But sometimes you just want to get your hands on a camera or handle an iPad to see… Read full post »
Facebook has just made it possible for App Editors and other Third Party Developers to see your phone number and address. I found this article on CNET which succinctly tells you how to keep this information private. Go to the link below for more info.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-200… Read full post »
]Bring on The New Year's resolutions and the companies that prey on them.
Each year we want to reinvent ourselves as better, faster, stronger and thinner people. And while continuing to improve ourselves is a good thing, I think we need to take the advice all these self improvement/diet… Read full post »
I just saw the first CSI Miami episode from last season and all I have to say is....
I'm Glad Eddie Cibrian's character is dead.
Since he's been on CSI Miami all I've heard from Entertainment Tonight and other media outlets is that he's had an affair with LeAnn Rimes.
I h… Read full post »
Here's a list of three interviews I did for Half Dollar Life. Read full post »
NEVER cast your friends in film. Well, maybe not NEVER but this is my experience.
So Last year I started shooting a film that has taken me two years to get off the ground. I realize that two years is not a long time because a lot of films… Read full post »
I haven't posted for a while but it's the new Year so I should get back to it.
I have a website for my film now.
You can actually buy my dvd from my website so please do.
I'm working to get it onto Amazon. I… Read full post »
My mom likes the picture of me on the cover of my DVD.
Half Dollar Life is about a guy with Cerebral Palsy living an average life. It's a response to all those movies like Beauty and the Beast where a ``normal'' person humanizes a person with a disability to make… Read full post »
I know that this basically amounts to spam but Facebook seems to be making changes again and in the past, some of these changes have been nefarious because users weren't warned about everything that was changed. I'm reposting this just so people can check and change their account if… Read full post »