Dear Mr. Romney,

September 23, 2012

My name is Steven Salmon.  I am a Cerebral palsy author of three Published books.  Every day I write spelling out each word one letter at a time.  I am writing my sixth book.  But according to you people like me are “victims” dependent on the government for everything.  I am not a victim. The government says that I am unemployable.  People won’t hire or pay me.  I have to wait for a Year for Medicaid to approve an electric wheelchair.  I have to play by the rules of the state or I will lose my care worker.  I can’t have many Assets.  What do you want me to do?  But I will succeed.

September 11

September 11, 2012

It’s a eleventh anniversary of September eleventh.  I know where I was when I realized that America was under attack.  Mom and I were living in Poynette at the time.  We were going to Middleton meet my Aunt Mary at the orchid garden.  I wanted to go to the University Bookstore to promote my first book.  Mom said no to going to the bookstore because we were under attack.  I didn’t understand how serious it was until I heard a man being interviewed by a reporter on the radio.  The man said, “I was lucky to escape.  But I saw a couple of disabled people in electric wheelchairs waiting by the elevators for help.  I don’t think they made it out.” It hit home.  That could have been me. 

Roller Coaster

September 3, 2012

Life is filled with many ups and downs.  It is how you handle them that matters.