MAY 24, 2014 11:14PM

Remembering Always

Memorial Day – A day of/to remember, a day in memorial, a day to reflect of memories of loved ones.

In the US,  Memorial Day has evolved into a day to thank servicemen and to honor those that died in combat protecting

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I attract weird, silly ass, exotic plants.

I love plants, I love flowers, I love to garden.  One of the happiest times of my life was when I had a successful balcony garden in downtown Memphis among the cement.  I grew tomatoes, roses, herbs,  morning glories andRead full post »

MAY 13, 2014 11:12AM

Beehive in Downtown Memphis

Beehive in Downtown Memphis

 Yesterday we had a beehive in downtown Memphis. It was on the porch of an apartment building. Something in that alcove attracted a nest of bees.  There were no trees or vegetation around.

Bees are very important to our society and really harmless.… Read full post »

 

I used to work down North Main Street and I would pass the creation of a new restaurant, Café Francisco. I would go by and see employees outside working on the building. One day I saw a woman (Julie Ray, the owner) up on a ladder, painting a coffee… Read full post »

MARCH 13, 2014 7:04PM

Thanks Emma!

I had a play date today. Her name is Emma. She is seven years old and is in the second grade at Dogwood Elementary. She loves milk and ice cream.  She set rocks as place mats at tables in the courtyard of my apartment. As her mom and I talked and… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2014 1:51PM

Facebook Kindergarten

Facebook Kindergarten - for those who didn't learn what they needed to the first time they attended Kindergarten -how to play nice, share, to like, make friends.

Facebook is a community in real time. It seriously teaches us how to play nice amidst a forum of strangers who weRead full post »

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 10:43PM

I am a Northerner at Heart

I am a northerner at heart.  I like my iced tea unsweet, I like my French toast with powered sugar, and when I see snow I don’t go crazy.  I don’t call my elders – “Yes ma’am” or “No sir”. I call them by their given name. I despise being calle… Read full post »

Birth of Memphis Visitability Ordinance

I am a member of Memphis Advisory Council for Citizen’s with Disabilities. Our mission is to facilitate the needs of the citizens with disabilities in Memphis. The council is divided into subcommittees and because of my housing background; I co-chairedRead full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2014 4:13AM

Russia and Smiles

Russia and Smiles

I smile a lot. I laugh a lot. It is who I am. I am a happy, positive and cheerful person. As I have been watching the 2014 Winter Olympics for 3 nights, a common trait I found among the Russians, especially the Russia ice skaters… Read full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2013 7:15PM

Are you prepared?

There is a silver Tsunami rolling ashore in Memphis.  As   the years gradually progressed, more people are reaching 65 years or older, thus a silver Tsunami.  It is a result of the baby boomer generation.  Along with growing older, a disability may appear – a broken hip… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2013 1:35PM

Who is Malala?

I have always enjoyed learning.  School was fun and later college was a enjoyable challenge. Thanks to the internet, my love for the news and the unknown, I am still on my quest to learn. When I heard a little girl was shot for wanting to learn, I was shocked.… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 10:16PM

To Celebrate World Elephant Day...

Elephant Celebration

 

It’s the 12th August, which is quickly becoming recognised as World Elephant Day! A day to remind everyone of an incredible, iconic animal that is coming dangerously close to extinction.

Show your support, and make sure everyone knows what day it is!
I wrote this article years ago
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MAY 26, 2013 5:32PM

Remembering Always

In Remembrance 

 

Memorial Day – A day of/to rememberance, a day in memorial, a day to reflect of memories of loved ones.

In the USA Memorial Day has evolved into a day to thank servicemen and to honor those that died in combat protecting our freedom.… Read full post »

MAY 4, 2013 5:04PM

Color versus Crazy name

The Kentucky Derby is always special to me mainly because of my grandma. Grandma and I would watch the running of the roses together. She would recommend the unique color of horse like the greys or browns to win the race, where black is the common horse color. I would laugh… Read full post »

When did my parents have the “TALK” with me?

 

Let’s see.  When did my parents have the “talk” with me to tell me I was different and had to work harder for everything I wanted and nothing will come easy– NEVER.  

The never sat me… Read full post »

 

I am FED UP with parents thinking its dooms day when learning the diagnosis of their child is a disability. This thinking is so wrong on so many levels. This child is a human being FIRST with a sense of humor, emotions and intelligence.  Yes, they might not run… Read full post »

MARCH 27, 2013 7:45PM

Festival of Colors

Colorful Celebration

 

 

Holi, the Hind is customarily celebrated by people tossing colored powder and colored water at each other. It is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India in the later part of February or in March. The tradition of frolicking with colors on Holi draws its rootsRead full post »

 

The month of April is National Autism Awareness Month. The best way for me to celebrate is to share, to educate, and to write - which I do best.

I understand.  Autism – land of the unknown and forever a mystery.  Autism – repetitive behavior, strange blunt language,Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2013 12:10AM

International Women's Day

 There is a wealth of bizarre, unique, special and otherwise different holidays. Just this month, there is National Pig Day, (Hope you had a great day Arnold Ziefell), Peanut Butter Lovers' Day, and National Anthem Day to name a few. I see nothing wrong in a day where we honored our nationa/Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2012 5:29AM

Christmas is not about the gifts.

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How many of you have said one of the following statements in the past month:

·         I don’t have the money to buy my child a gift.

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OCTOBER 28, 2012 6:23AM

Barefoot or not?

Barefoot.

I subscribe to a Facebook page about discrimination against special needs. One woman wrote in saying the principal of her autistic son’s school called her to come get her son because he refused to wear shoes. REALLY?

I go barefoot 90% of the time.  Partly because my… Read full post »

 

There is a 200-foot-long stuffed  rabbit in the country side of Italy.

Description: The knitted bunny can be seen on Google earth

The giant bunny was created and knitted by dozens of elderly ladies using pink wool.  It lies on the side of the 5,000 foot high Colletto Fava mountains in northern Italy's Piedmont regionRead full post »

AUGUST 25, 2012 1:04AM

Roll Call

I have been waiting forever to write this fun article. God willing and the creek don’t rise (thanks to ISAAC's presence withholding to the west), the Republicans will gather in Tampa Bay this weekend.

 

How many of you remember  the   political nomination conventions of t… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2012 3:33AM

I have the best idea!

 

 

I have the best idea that I have to share. Who of you can afford a safe, a metal container usually having a lock, used for storing valuables, in your dwelling or a safe deposit box in a bank? I as an unemployed struggling writer and disability… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2012 3:32AM

I have the best idea!

 

 

I have the best idea that I have to share. Who of you can afford a save, a metal container usually having a lock, used for storing valuables, in your dwelling or a safe deposit box in a bank? I as an unemployed struggling writer and disability… Read full post »