Monday, February 23, 2009

Election Day 2008

I am so thrilled to have these pictures to tell Evan and Amelie about the day Mama voted for Obama! (And tell Evan about how he would tell us Obama would be the next president, be in the White House and how he needed a sign and a flag! :-) (Click on the title of this post to see all the pictures on my facebook page. (you don't have to have a facebook account!)

Monday, February 16, 2009


Her website is new, so you won't find a whole lot at RachelRama quite yet, but Rachel Clancy is an old friend from high school who is taking her shot at stand up comedy (well, actually it is a return...I missed her the first time around and don't intend to miss her this time!). Anyway...if you're in Boston and dig stand up - keep checking back to her site.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Water Dances

Water Dances 2009 is a project by one of my most favorite people, Phyllis Labanowski. So while I don't think this blog gets much traffic...for anyone that visits between now and April 19th, I wanted this to be here. :-)

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Trouble With Jerry

I don't talk to most people about hating the Jerry Lewis Telethon. I assume most people would react to me like I'm The Grinch. "How can you hate Jerry Lewis?!" "He's such a good man!" "He was so funny in all his movies!" "He does such good things for those poor children".

It's that last one that lies at the root of my problem with Jerry Lewis. Understand, I do believe his heart is in the right place. He does want to "help" those "poor children". But have you watched him on his telethon for any length of time? He does indeed portray people with disabilities as "those poor people". I'm sure it is partly stragtegic. If the people didn't seem pathetic, he wouldn't get as much money for them. But he has had it pointed out to him the damage this does to people with disabilities as a whole, and has basically responed with an "F-you" type attitude. He has been quoted to say, "You don't want pity? Stay in your house!".

Please visit The Trouble With Jerry, and consider becoming part of the movement for more disability rights oriented fund-raising.