Gary Bunch has written a short and powerful 'op ed' type of article on bullying. It's worth a read. Please use it.
THE MOST BULLIED OF ALL
As the start of school approaches, some students look forward to it even less than does…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on September 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
After a fabulous workshop with Jack Pearpoint and Lynda Kahn last month in Bunbury, our group was left with the challenge - how will you take your stories outside this room?
Our group had many different ideas. An art gallery and a new mission to convert Makaton (Australian Key Sign English) to Aboriginal English. Creating community capacity through inclusion conversations, using art and poetry to create change in a creative manner. And working actively to change the things…Continue
Added by Samantha Connor on May 13, 2012 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Yesterday I wrote about how Facebook can make lonely people lonelier. But what is the flip side of all this doom and gloom about social media and how can these online tools help people who give or receive care? Does social media contribute to my wellbeing?
The resounding answer to the last question is Yes! I am part of a generation that can well remember life before the internet. In the old days, I subscribed to a magazine called "Exceptional…
Added by Donna Thomson on April 19, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Stephen Marche's article "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely" in the May issue of The Atlantic pokes a sharp stick at social media and its effect on our sense of social fulfilment. Marche asserts, "What Facebook has revealed about human nature—and this is not a minor revelation—is that a connection is not the same thing as a bond, and that instant and total connection is no salvation, no ticket to…Continue
Added by Donna Thomson on April 18, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments
Parents...What Do We Need? Information and Kindness! MY LATEST BLOG POST
Here is a story that I tell in my book, "The Four Walls of My Freedom". It is a story about when Nicholas was a baby and we had just received his diagnosis of cerebral palsy and possible 'mental retardation', as they called it then.
Jim's cousin arrived at the door with another woman in tow. The stranger introduced herself this way: "My name is Kathleen and I'm a volunteer consultant for parents of…
Added by Donna Thomson on January 22, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
Today and for a long time to come Christchurch (New Zealand) people will need to unite to rebuild lives and a city that has literally been devastated by an earthquake. At times like this I wonder about the resilience of Disabled people and those who are reliant on others. Currently there is news about rescue efforts of people trapped within buildings but no news about people who are left to fend for themselves. It is too late to think about building strong communities to support others…Continue
Visit their web site and keep the pressure on to free an innocent man: Richard…Continue
Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 25, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments
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Barb Fowke - Poet
Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 7, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments