More than just a constellation.

October is by far my favorite month of the year and not just because they say they the constellation Aquarius is visible, but it reminds me of the Apple festival back home.  Yes,  It’s among other things National Apple Month.  I remember the Apple Barn and the candies on the cheap.  It’s really a fun time.  National Arts and Humanities Month  —  support your local authors and artists.  Heck, support support your local bookstores and coffee shops while you are at it not only will they be glad for you’re patronage, but your bound to learn something new and be entertained at the same time.

The Indigo Girls sing in Closer to Fine: “The best thing you’ve ever done for me Is to help me take my life less seriously, it’s only life after all…”    It’s been more than “Okay to be Gay” since the first pride parade after Stonewall held on November 2, 1969.  Be Out.  Be Proud.  Be an Allie!  Oh, and learn your history from some of those who have paved the way for us during:     

Take care of Yourselves! and Keep Working it out till next time!

~ Jo

Not Someone Else

The life I see me leading in the next five to ten years… I hate this question a  never have a very good answer.  I’ve always been asked where I’m heading and can only see JD the high school guidance counselor or that guy from the twisted sister videos saying “What do you want to do with the REST of your life?!!” — starring straight at me.  All I want is just to be myself and not someone’s

  • client
  • disabled puppet “look what she can do!”
  • amazing b/c of the durable medical equipment “she’s overcome so much…”
  • the dolt in the corner b/c of the aforementioned durable medical equipment “she’s not angry, she’s having an outburst.”
My greatest fears keep me from moving forward.  When I was a teen in Chicago, I was alone in the elevator going to see the orthopedist and on comes this beautiful woman with wheels and a suit.  She asked who I was there to see and dished with  me a bit and then she asked me if I was there for the conference meeting.
I’d rather be at the meeting then the client in the meeting.