Throughout my life I have needed to or maybe chosen to wear harnesses in transport throughout my life because of my posture and to maintain a comfortable position. Despite the fact I can walk I am not very good at maintaining my posture, and certainly not good at remain still when I am in a … Continue reading Wearing harnesses
I have been a direct employer of personal assistants for 20 years. When I tell professionals this, I am surprised and amused when they ask some basic questions about my relationship with my staff like do I direct what they do or who do they really work for? It kinda suggests to me that while … Continue reading Knowing how to employ
In the same way I am a swimmer who can not swim, I am a writer who can not write. By this I mean I am very good at writing articles and blogs, I can not physically use a pen or pencil in any meaningful way. While this is no problems nowadays as very few … Continue reading I am a writer – but I can not write
A few days ago someone asked me how long have swimming and I simply said all my life as I can not remember a time I was not swimming. On my wall I have a newspaper article from 1978 about the opening of my school by the Queen where there is a picture of my … Continue reading I can swim but in my own way
I find it quite interesting to see how some people, disabled or not, appear to work very hard to fight to demonstrate they are unable to work, so much so they have actually demonstrated how much they are able to work. For me, work is not just working 9 to 5 in an office or … Continue reading Working hard not to work
On the same theme as yesterday about how people react to this blog, it would be argued that everyone who reacts to my blog positively or negatively could be called a fan, whether they like it or not, especially if they are quite quick in their reaction!I am not saying this makes me any more … Continue reading Everyone is a fan
I know in writing this blog consistently for almost a year I have my fans and I also have my critics. I was therefore interested when I read someone's critic of one of my blogs on their blog especially since their blog was far longer than my own. Their blog also seem my explain my blog very well … Continue reading I lead, they follow
In exploring further what some disabled people mean when they talk about hate crime, the recent issue that keeps coming up in their concern at how newspaper portray people who are claiming disability related benefits. They incite a few articles that they say talk about "benefit scum" although I have not read these articles. And … Continue reading Hate Crime or Free Speech?
I used to consider myself a liberal until I realised it was a out of touch thinking which remains the luxury of the true middle class as I play chess and intellectualise the lives of others. Please understand that I do believe in many of the principals of liberalism like fairness and equal but in … Continue reading Death by liberalism?
I was talking to friend and colleague a few weeks ago about many of my political beliefs and I was remarking that I support some of what this government is doing but not others. He responded, as regular reader of this blog, that I focus of ideas rather than politics or specific grand ideologies.So rather … Continue reading Ideas not politics