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Testy Teachers

Oh those, bad, bad American teachers. Everything’s their fault. What fools we were to trust them to instruct our parents, ourselves, our children. What a scam they’ve been running for decades! Thank goodness we have politicians wise enough to want to put an end to...

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No One Is a Disability

Recently, I’ve seen several productions that deal with disability. Coincidentally, two of them—the TV show Switched at Birth and the play Tribes, center on deafness. A third, More of Our Parts, a series of short plays recently performed in NYC, included two about...

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Striking Gold

In Girl Scouts we used to sing:"Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold." (Yes, I was a Girl Scout. I fondly remember my "Flying Up" ceremony in which we went from Brownies to Scouts. We performed a play: I was cast in the role of a lake,...

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Better Late Than Never

Happy to announce the passage of the H.Res. 683 by the United States House of Representatives. Introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32), the resolution is an acknowledgement and regret for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Full coverage of the House proceedings...

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In Memory of Joe Rosenbaum

Each week I lead a writing workshop under the aegis of the New York Writers Coalition www.nywriterscoalition.org/  at the Center for the Independence of the Disabled in New York www.cidny.org/. All of us in the group have either a mental or physical disability, but we...

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This is the first day of the rest of my blog

  Welcome to anyone who wanders in. I am a writer (novel, poetry, memoir, personal essay--oh yeah, blog) and teacher, a Boomer and citizen of the People's Republic of Brooklyn. I'm also someone with a disability and the mother of two biological and one adopted...

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