Memorial Day Blues

May 26, 2015

It’s Memorial Day this week.  Politicians will “honor ” veterans this week in ceremonies to celebrate their commitment, dedication and sacrifice to the country.  There are still waiting lists for veterans to receive health care.  Politicians always make empty promises to people like veterans and the disabled who “cost” the country money.  Veterans deserve the best care.  It’s time for our country to back up the words with actions not with photo ops.

Politicians have already been campaigning for the presidential election next year.  The amount of money being raised is sickening.  Millions of dollars will be spent on negative political TV commercials, which the public will ignore.  There is never enough money for education, Medicaid and infrastructure, but we always have money for political mudslinging.  Does this make sense?  Spending millions to determine who will be president for the next four years when there are greater needs deserving our resources.  Our political system needs to be reformed.


May 11, 2015

Madison College students have computers all over campus to use, but most of the students don’t know how to write or don’t follow the directions.  Students get to decide when to turn in a paper.  Students want everything without working for it, but I will write the same twenty critiques earning my money.  I can’t get anyone to hire me, but people will hire a college student who can’t write.  Does that make sense?

It’s Mother Day this week.  I can’t thank my mother enough for all she has done for me.  It’s time for me to start the process of moving out on my own.  In a couple of weeks when my case manager comes for her visit, I will ask to be put on the waiting list to live in an apartment with a disabled roommate.  It will take awhile for the move to happen.  Something my attendants have suggested is that when I move out Mom should move into an assisted living apartment.  The condominium is too big for her to live alone.  I don’t want to move out, but I have to.  The question is: what will happen to Mom when I move out?  Mom says that she will be okay but I don’t believe her.  She is coming around to the idea of me moving out, but she worries about everything.  I love her but I can’t really adapt until I move.