“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~ Elie Wiesel When I started blogging a while back, I felt as if there were very few people who got me. The … Continue reading Strength on the down side of EI
Time flies when you’re having fun …or studying for the series 7 & 66 …or both. It wasn’t Super Tuesday yesterday, but it was an important Tueday for me as I helped and cheered for candidate that ultimately was not able to win the primary last night. I completely spaced today’s blog post, but … Continue reading I Try to Think and Nothin’ Happens
I have been busy. That seems to be a trend around here. I have often talked to others about my past as being “in an earlier life,” and this has nothing to do with reincarnation or being Daniel Boone. The reference is to when I would have a completely different job, or before being married … Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy and I Need to Focus.
“People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.“ ~David H. Comins My posts often have quotes and references to educators and highly regarded professionals who say things I want to say as well. It’s as if I’m not completely certain I have felt totally worthy of … Continue reading Define Authority
I wrestle with guilt and shame. They are very similar, but yet very different as well. Guilt is about an action or behavior. You did something you should admit to and/or apologize for and you can put it behind you. Shame is more about yourself; you’re sorry that you are …yourself? It’s the difference between … Continue reading Fair vs. Equal and Guilt vs. Shame
When I was young, people in wheelchairs were who I thought of when I considered disabled. I think it was in the 70s that the Rehabilitation Act pushed forward the accessibility laws and cities had to give curbs an overhaul and make the sidewalks accessible from the road for people in wheelchairs. With this minor … Continue reading From Disability to Difference to Normal
Welcome to another installment of DEAR GIFTED ME, featuring our very own, Tom Furman. Take it away, Tom: Dear Tom, You will have some great times ahead of you because you have an amazing set of abilities. It may not feel like it at times, but you are a very gifted and brilliant person. Very … Continue reading Dear Gifted Me: A letter to Tom
Let me first say what an honor it is to be selected to guest blog for Christina. She has done some very remarkable things within the gifted community and I’m thrilled to contribute in any way I can. That being said, I come with the Learning Disabled twist on Giftedness, so it’s a niche within … Continue reading Different is as Different Does