November 25, 2014
It’s Thanksgiving. Good food and football! I’m thankful for my health, my family and my dear friends.
November 17, 2014
The Wisconsin Badgers play the Iowa Hawkeyes this Saturday. My cousin John is a big Hawkeye fan. Of course I’m a Badger fan. I idolized John when we were adolescents. We went to games together. My favorite memory is being at Camp Randall with John for an Iowa and Wisconsin game. There’s nothing that I love better than being at a football game with my hyperactive cousin. Iowa won that day, but I didn’t care. Spending time with John is the best! This Saturday my Badgers will win! John will grumble. Happy Birthday, John. I love you. Go Badgers!
November 11, 2014
It’s been four years since my nonverbal friend Mark committed suicide. This summer I critiqued a manuscript about a nonverbal girl who dies of pneumonia at the age of twelve. I sometimes wonder why I’m still here. I spend endless hours writing manuscripts and postings. My books don’t sell. The hard work and the long hours of writing will pay off soon. I have a purpose and a goal to live for. My friends keep me alive. Mark will be always be remembered by your author. He will have a book next year dedicated in his name. Once in awhile I receive an email from a fan saying that I have helped them in someway. I am making a small difference in the lives of people. I’m getting there, people. The light at the end of the tunnel is shining very bright now! If only Mark could see me now. He would be very proud. Next year is going to be big. I will never give up. There is too much to live for!
November 3, 2014
I will go vote tomorrow. Voting always makes me nervous. Several years ago a Republican observer at the polls almost denied my right to vote. His reason was that he believed I couldn’t read. After a few minutes arguing with the Democrat observer, did I vote. It angered me to be insulted in the manner. I hesitate to vote, but I always vote for disabled people who often don’t have a voice. Voting is a right that some people take for granted.