Heartening. That’s how I found last week’s PPMD PAAC Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Every time the whole community gets together, I leave feeling EMPOWERED. I like that word. Good word isn’t it? There is no limit to what I can do for my community. And I imagine I’m not the only one who feels like this. Or at least I hope you feel empowered too. And if…Continue
Added by Buddy Cassidy on February 27, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Buddy’s Elegy for Ben
Every day of my life, I think of you,
And when I blow my horn, I think of you.
If I could say how much you meant to me,
I have no words to express my love for you.
Your music plays inside my head,
In every song I ever wrote,
This is part of me, I send to you,
It’s coming from my heart,
And every day I think of you.
Right from the sky, I feel your…Continue
Added by Buddy Cassidy on May 25, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Can I get a taxi? Can I get a witness?
When you’re disabled, your transportation options aren’t great. In this piece, I don’t have any real solutions to the problems I bring up, but I’d like to at least start a conversation. And who knows, maybe someone out there might have some advice for me. Okay, so I’ll go through the various scenarios and the problems that each presents.
I use the strikethrough to indicate this…Continue
Added by Buddy Cassidy on May 25, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments
I told myself once that I would never write an article with this utterly corny and clichéd title, but as it turns out it works. It’s functional. It does exactly what I need it to do.
I ride a scooter to get around. I’ve been riding a scooter for 13 years now. That’s half my life at this point and I have no intention of switching. I use a scooter because it works for me. It’s functional. It does exactly what I need it to do. Kind of like the title of this…Continue
Added by Buddy Cassidy on June 11, 2015 at 2:37pm — No Comments
Years ago on PBS I used to watch a show called ZOOM. This was a few years ago, so what was unique about the show was the online content. Kids were encouraged to send in emails to the cast about do-it-yourself science experiments, word games, magic tricks, and challenges. This critical online component of the show was stressed in a line from the show’s theme song: “We’re all hooked into one world now!” After the PAAC Leadership conference the week before last, I feel that “We’re all hooked…Continue
Added by Buddy Cassidy on March 8, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments