I’ve been doing lots of writing lately. Lots of writing in places other than this. So I thought I should probably come and share a few links here. There are a couple more articles I’m waiting to be posted and at least one I’ve yet to write. It’s all good writing wise so far this year but I really need to write some of my novel as I’ve not touched that since I think the day after New Year’s Day. I don’t want to turn down blogging or writing opportunites but I may need to find some balance between those and novelling.
Before Christmas I spent some time writing for Disability Horizons which resulted in a Boxing Day – 10 Things To Do If You’re Bored. I’m obviously very late posting that link here on my blog but some of them are probably still relevant on a bored day anytime of year. The one about pimping a mobility aid with Christmas decorations probably isn’t though. Unless you’re going to a fancy dress party dressed as a Christmas Tree.
I did that once during my a’levels. I forgot (or never got round to sorting out, I can’t remember which) that we were supposed to be having a fancy dress thing during our weekly general tutorial session. It was December and at the last minute – practically as my taxi to college arrived and I was going out the door – mum sent me off with a bag of Christmas decorations. Once I got there I chucked a load over me and my chair, called it done and told everyone I was a Christmas Tree. I won one of the prizes too. If memory serves however the person who won over all had dressed up as one of the tutors.
Anyway, I should get back on topic.
I’ve started doing a memory jar this year. It’s interesting but having decided that I’ll put something in there for everyday I did flounder a little bit for what to put yesterday. I suspect that might be the case on mundane average days fairly regularly but I want to do the jar and when I stop to think about it I can usually find something worth remembering fairly quickly. I wrote about the idea for the jar and why I’m doing it over on the Greener Soha blog.
Finally (for now) a while ago a few people on twitter set up a blog for writing about the Social Model of Disability. I agreed to contribute and then within a few days forgot about it (which, judging by the blog everyone else did too – or they’ve not had anything to say). It’s called No, That’s Not What The Social Model of Disability Means.
Anyway recently I was reading a post on a disability group and getting a bit annoyed about what they claimed about the social model. Which made me remember that blog. I’ve not written about that incident yet – I keep changing my mind about whether I should. But I have reposted something I wrote and posted here late in 2013 about the models of disability – Quick and Dirty Disability Theory