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The ongoing protests of police violence against African-Americans is making this systematic horror more visible.

Police violence is all too common when the "suspect" (i.e., human being under the gun) refuses to answer and/or obey police orders. Many impairments make it difficult or impossible to perceive or respond to police orders, in this case, ordering a quadriplegic to stand up.

Brutal behavior without death )

The Hayes lawsuit

A mainstream media report from the (Delaware) News Journal

Some things do improve

Oct. 7th, 2015 08:39 am
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Last week I went to an informal get-together organized by UW students for folks interested in academic disability studies as well as community activists and disability services providers.

Heard two tales which opened up my heart and gave me hope for the future.
re raising Deaf kids and organizing disabled students )

Stomach worries

Oct. 6th, 2015 03:28 pm
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Couple of weeks ago I was sick with some sort of stomach virus, throwing up and with a mild fever. By the end of the week i eating more or less normally but my stomach still hurt and then over this last weekend that became serious reflux. Now I'm realizing I'm feeling dizzy and exhausted and am not eating normally. Sitting up after I eat or drink anything, but that doesn't stop that it hurts like hell!

Complaining about health, food, behind cut
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Done last week (20150927Su - 1003Sa)

Oct. 4th, 2015 07:45 am
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Reasonably productive at work. Somewhat productive at home. Booked air travel for Mom's birthday (which I was able to pay for with points! Go me.) and OVFF. (Membership and hotel for OVFF were already booked.)

Practiced. Some days not all that much, but every day.

Lots of puttering around the house, but there's still a lot -- mostly paperwork and coordination -- that isn't getting done. Still employed, but worried. When I stop working, whether it's now or in a couple of years, things are going to go to hell very quickly. N and I are starting to brainstorm other things I could do, but it's still not going to be enough to keep things together.

I hate this.

Links, as usual, in the notes.

raw notes, with links )

Oct. 1st, 2015 06:24 pm
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The forums over at offer some fascinating sociological observations.

(~500 words) )

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit

Oct. 1st, 2015 07:00 am
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Welcome to The October Country.

Nicole Eisenman, newly minted genius

Sep. 29th, 2015 12:37 pm
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The MacArthur Fellows (aka "the genius grants") were announced today. Seems like the MacArthur Foundation continues to seek out folks with creative minds operating at oblique angles to the mainstream.

Of particular interest was the artist Nicole Eisenman. Painting + description )

Done last week (20150920Su - 27Sa)

Sep. 27th, 2015 09:05 am
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Slow week? Well, at least I practiced every day -- there's that. I'm rusty, but not as rusty as I was a week ago. So far I've just been working on guitar; my voice hasn't been up to singing after last week's flu. It's about time to start.

A search for rainbow bridge images set me off on a reading binge around SVG, HTML5 and CSS3. Also CSS2, because I had never used much of it. Fun! Plus a talk by, and conversation with, one of our web designers. I obviously have a lot to learn. (Can you tell I'm still worried about my job? I was secondary oncall this week.)

N keeps giving me turtles. And, last night, a gorgeous little print on canvas of a cat that looks just like Curio. (She got one that looks just like Desti, too.)

I bought my OVFF membership and made my hotel reservation. I'll book the flights and request the vacation time today.

Links in the notes.

raw notes, with links )
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