So apparently, being a 54 year old podcast host doesn’t mean you can’t learn new tricks 🤔
I came across this video today. It is brand new and is some of the best content I’ve seen. This man is possibly the bravest person on YouTube and this video is both captivating and satisfying for anyone who has had to deal with racism and their allies.
I’ve been following news about Neuralink for the past couple of years and have been very impressed with what it may be capable of doing for me specifically. The fact that I’m dealing with hemiplegia, which means that my left side is permanently paralyzed because of the massive stroke I had nearly 7 years ago. Most stroke survivors are able to recover relatively quickly from their paralysis while in hospital those people have hemiperesis, which is a temporary problem, temporary meaning more than a month but less than a couple of years. I watched from my hospital bed so many people walking out of the hospital and I really hoped I would follow them but I’m still having to use a power wheelchair, because it’s my entire left side, arm included. So you can imagine why this news is exciting to me.
I don’t want to see your opinions about Elon Musk as a person or a business owner. I realize he’s a controversial guy. I also don’t want your advice regarding the fact that I don’t want to live out the rest of my life this way. It’s my life, not yours. So if you don’t have anything positive to add to the discussion please remain silent.
I’m posting this for others, like me who are also excited by the possibility of being able to use their entire body again or possibly the first time.
I had a very vivid dream recently that gave me a brilliant idea. In the dream there were many truckers blocking the streets, so I made up a sign and parked my wheelchair in front of the truckers and called the local TV station to get a camera pointing at me and my sign. My sign had only 4 words written on it, but those words were powerful enough to make the truckers leave. In every situation where you have people whining over “problems ” that aren’t actually problems, I can see this working. Granted, this was a dream, but I can see this working especially if it’s a group of wheelchair users. ♿ And what are the 4 words written on the sign, I hear you asking.
GET A REAL PROBLEM!
As a wheelchair user I really wish that this could be done in every instance of people illegally using wheelchair spaces!
This is the most clever gender reveal I’ve ever seen 😍 👏 And the doggos couldn’t be cuter!
I’ve been immersing myself in Canadian comedy for the last day and a half just to give myself a break from the horrible news coming from the States and elsewhere. It feels like everyone hates everyone right now and unfortunately all I can think to do about it is add some laughter, so may I present the icon of the Kids in the Hall, Buddy Cole, performed perfectly by comedy genius Scott Thompson, discussing some of the reasons behind the hate.
So, there’s hope but not much. Look, I loved watching the handmaid’s tale on TV but it doesn’t mean that I want it to happen, especially to people I know.
Looking like the US is overturning Roe vs Wade. I’ve never been happier to be a Canadian and post menopausal. Here’s Rachel Maddow, because I won’t be able to write about it without swearing like a sailor. I just want to make this point first. Do American men not realize that this will affect their lives too? It’s not going to be possible to just pay to make it go away anymore. Better get used to condoms, boys. But ask yourselves this, if you get someone pregnant can you afford to pay to raise the child through adulthood? Because you will have to. And women of the US really should stop having sex with Republicans! Stock up on birth control and plan B pills before they become illegal too. Do you really want to go back to the days when your husband is the one your doctor talks to?