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    Rekindled

    I’m reading a good book at the moment.  I hope to finish it tonight and I’ll review it for my blog in the next few days most likely.  When I flicked to the back to see how many pages it has I noticed that on the page after the end of the story there is the following quote. “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.” Albert Schweitzer I’ve had a tough year I think it’s fair to say.  And things are greatly improving and I feel like I’m not in…

  • 2012,  acceptance,  advocacy,  Attempts at World Domination,  CP related,  disability,  disability normal,  disablism,  discrimination,  influences,  normal,  perspective,  Uncategorized

    Happy Tears

    I was asked to speak at an equality event today. About the access group (AFA) I’m chair of and a bit about my own story as a disabled person. I think it well. I didn’t write a speech, I had a few ideas but wanted to just talk off the cuff. It helped that this is I think the third time I’ve explained to people what and why AFA is (although previously I’ve only done so in informal settings). The very first idea I’d thought of when thinking it over I forgot to use. I talked about how I don’t suffer from CP because it’s all I’ve ever known. How…

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    >7 Years

    >Today marks my 7th anniversary as a blogger.  I just realised that late last night. Obviously not all of it is on this site.  And some of my older blogs are lost forever.  That’s not really a bad thing.  When I go back and read some of the older stuff (some of it is saved on my hard drive) it makes me cringe to see what I used to write about and how I used to write.  But it’s also nice to have that record. Even going back to September this year (just for example) if I were to read my entries again I would find things that I had…

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    >Influences: Lily

    >Back in January 2006 I had an idea to write a series of entries on my previous blog about the people who have been a big influence on me and my life. I only actually wrote one entry before abandoning the idea. But it’s an idea that I’ve been thinking about resurrecting. Then we come to yesterday and today when I had a few small reminders of Lily. Lily was the person who I wrote about it that one entry and she died seven years ago. And she’s been with me in my thoughts and in my heart these last few days. It was the sign I needed to tell…