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NoVAPeers.PBWorks.com

 

Table of Contents below,

each blue underlined entry

is probably a link 

to a more detailed page,

with summaries possible

at top levels...


 

 

2022



RidingTheBusWithMySister2022

RidingTheBusWithMySister.HP.txt

RidingTheBusWithMySister.wc.HP.txt

 

 


Games2022

 


InToFall2022

InToFall.HP.txt

InToFall.wc.HP.txt

 


Books2022

20220923Books2022.HP.txt

20220923Books2022.wc.HP.txt

 TheAccidentalLifeByTerryMcDonell2022

 


Share20220917

20220917Share.HP.txt

20220917Share.wc.HP.txt

 


TinyLoveByLarryBrownADULT2022

20220916TinyLoveByLarryBrownADULT.HP.txt

20220916TinyLoveByLarryBrownADULT.wc.HP.txt

 


AdaptingToInJury2022

20220914AdaptingToInJury.HP.txt

20220914AdaptingToInJury.wc.HP.txt

 


UnFairAndUnBalanced2022

20220910UnFairAndUnBalanced.HP.txt

20220910UnFairAndUnBalanced.wc.HP.txt

 


TheShortBusByMooney2022

20220908TheShortBusByMooney.HP.txt

20220908TheShortBus.HP.txt

20220908TheShortBus.wc.HP.txt

 


Crash2022

20220903Crash.HP.txt

20220903Crash.wc.HP.txt

 


LidlSoundBoundsHeadSet2022

LifeWareGroup.com

SoundBounds is a product line on top right of box,

and a few still around last i looked,

but hard to find...

 


NearLastOfSummerWeekEnd2022

 


GONEToTheSkyByAdaFox2022

20220817GONEToTheSkyByAdaFox.HP.txt

20220817GONEToTheSkyByAdaFox.wc.HP.txt

 


ColumbiaPikeMovieNights2022

 


Court4thDay2022

 


AutScapeHybridOnline2022

AutScapeHybridOnline.HP.txt

 


CourtAgain2022

20220805CourtAgain.HP.txt

20220805CourtAgain.wc.HP.txt

 


NationalNightCopOut2022

20220804NationalNightCopOut.HP.txt

20220804NationalNightCopOut.wc.HP.txt

 


MissingBunnyDown2022

20220731MissingBunnyDown.HP.txt

20220731MissingBunnyDown.wc.HP.txt

 


CourtMusicalRoomsJudgesChairsVMe2022

20220728CourtMusicalRoomsJudgesChairsVMe.HP.txt

20220728CourtMusicalRoomsJudgesChairsVMe.wc.HP.txt

 


ArlandriaFM2022

20220725ArlandriaFM.HP.txt

20220725ArlandriaFM.wc.HP.txt

 


Prep2022

20220724Prep.HP.txt

20220724Prep.wc.HP.txt

 


McCutcheonMtVFM2022

20220721McCutchenMtVFM.HP.txt

20220721McCutchenMtVFM.wc.HP.txt

 


WODTrail2022

20220717WODTrail.HP.txt

20220717WODTrail.wc.HP.txt

 


WharramBlondeSoloSailorTransAlt2022

20220712WharramBlondeSoloSailorTransAlt.HP.txt

20220712WharramBlondeSoloSailorTransAlt.wc.HP.txt

https://youtu.be/zCBjAQ5FUg8

*to be added to SailingTubers2021

make a 2022 version?

 


AFACWareHouseAndJennieDeanPark2022

 


Court2022

20220630Court.HP.txt

20220630Court.wc.HP.txt

 


UTexas2022

20220626UTexas.HP.txt

20220626UTexas.wc.HP.txt

 


RoeVWadeGunViolenceBillEtc2022

 


 

20220624HomeLessCampChanges.G51Plus.txt

20220624HomeLessCampRegistration.G51Plus.txt

HomeLessSummerCamp.SamSung.txt

HomeLessSummerCampExtraQs.G51Plus.txt

 

 

 


20220620JuneTeenth.HP.txt

20220620JuneTeenth.wc.HP.txt

 

 

 


20220618ColumbiaPikeBluesFestival.HP.txt

20220618ColumbiaPikeBluesFestival.wc.HP.txt

 


DadOrDead2022

 

 


EarnAPetIdear2022

20220615EarnAPetIdear.HP.txt

20220615EarnAPetIdear.wc.HP.txt

 


20220613SimilarButDifferentWeekEnd

 


AnotherPassAtTheDays2022

20220610AnotherPassAtTheDays.v2.HP.txt

20220610AnotherPassAtTheDays.diff.HP.txt

20220610AnotherPassAtTheDays.v2.wc.HP.txt

20220610AnotherPassAtTheDays.HP.txt

 


LidlMcLean2022

 


AttackedInTheParkAGain2022

 


WritingRaw2022

20220604WritingRaw.v2.HP.txt

20220604WritingRaw.HP.txt

20220604WritingRaw.diff.HP.txt

 

 


ThePike2022

20220602ThePike.HP.txt

20220602ThePike.wc.HP.txt

 

JennieDeanPark2022

20220602JeanneDeanPark.HP.txt

20220602JeanneDeanPark.wc.HP.txt

 

 



BraggingRights2022

20220530BraggingRights.HP.txt

20220530BraggingRights.wc.HP.txt

 

GovernanceTransition


20220523NearlyBaldBunny

 


 

20220520BtWD


 

 

20220519SomeThing

 

20220514Share.v2.HP.txt

20220514Share.v2.wc.HP.txt

 

20220511HowsItGoing.SamSung.HP.txt

20220511HowsItGoing.wc.SamSung.HP.txt

 

 


20220502StuffScrambledAndMissing

 

 


20220502StuffScambledAndMissing.HP.txt

20220502StuffScambledAndMissing.wc.HP.txt

 


20220501MayDay.HP.txt

20220501MayDay.wc.HP.txt

 


20220430PackMoveAndOther4LWords.HP.txt

20220430PackMoveAndOther4LWords.wc.HP.txt

 


20220428MoveOrLoseVoucher.HP.txt

20220428MoveOrLoseVoucher.wc.HP.txt

 

 

20220427WildBunny.v2.HP.txt

20220427WildBunny.v2.wc.HP.txt

20220427WildBunny.diff.v2.HP.txt

 

20220427WildBunny.HP.txt

20220427WildBunny.wc.HP.txt

 


20220420BikeWalkArlingtonBikeRodeo.v2.HP.txt

20220420BikeWalkArlingtonBikeRodeo.diff.v2.HP.txt

20220420BikeWalkArlingtonBikeRodeo.v2.wc.HP.txt

 

20220420StandByHousing.v2.HP.txt

20220420StandByHousing.v2.wc.HP.txt

20220420StandByHousing.diff.v2.HP.txt

 


20220420BikeWalkArlingtonBikeRodeo.HP.txt

20220420BikeWalkArlingtonBikeRodeo.wc.HP.txt

20220420StandByHousing.HP.txt

20220420StandByHousing.wc.HP.txt

 

20220418BunnyDayWeekEnd.v2.G9Pro.HP.txt

20220418BunnyDayWeekEnd.v2.wc.G9Pro.HP.txt

20220418BunnyDayWeekEnd.diff.v2.G9Pro.HP.txt

 


20220418BunnyDayWeekEnd.HP.txt

20220418BunnyDayWeekEnd.wc.HP.txt

 

 


20220415DemandingDemeaningDeLudedPutinOnThePike.v2.HP.txt

20220415DemandingDemeaningDeLudedPutinOnThePike.HP.txt

20220415DemandingDemeaningDeLudedPutinOnThePike.diff.HP.txt

20220415DemandingDemeaningDeLudedPutinOnThePike.wc.HP.txt

 

 


20220411CrashEtc.HP.txt

20220411CrashEtc.wc.HP.txt

 

20220411StealingBunnyMoJo.HP.txt

20220411StealingBunnyMoJo.wc.HP.txt  

 

20220401CrazyBusy.HP.txt

20220401CrazyBusy.wc.HP.txt

 

20220327HitAndRun.HP.txt

20220327HitAndRun.wc.HP.txt

 

 


20220324LidlSilverCrestEarBuds.v2.HP.txt

20220324LidlSilverCrestEarBuds.v2.wc.HP.txt

20220324LidlSilverCrestEarBuds.diff.HP.txt

20220324LidlSilverCrestEarBuds.HP.txt

20220324LidlSilverCrestEarBuds.wc.HP.txt

 


20220317ListeningOrDomination.HP.txt

20220317ListeningOrDomination.wc.HP.txt

 


20220311BunnyParts.HP.txt

20220311BunnyParts.wc.HP.txt

 

20220310BunnyBaiting.HP.txt

20220310BunnyBaiting.wc.HP.txt

 


20220305DIYBunnyEars.HP.txt

20220305DIYBunnyEars.wc.HP.txt

 


20220303NetWorkBusy.HP.txt

20220303NetWorkBusy.wc.HP.txt

 


20220302BoyToys.HP.txt

20220302BoyToys.wc.HP.txt

 


20220228Step3Share.HP.txt

20220228Step3Share.wc.HP.txt

 


20220228DrivelEoM.HP.txt

20220228DrivelEoM.wc.HP.txt

 


20220227ReSubmitToWhat.HP.txt

20220227ReSubmitToWhat.wc.HP.txt

 


20220223HiddenLifeOfDogs.HP.txt

20220223HiddenLifeOfDogs.wc.HP.txt

 


 

20220221jSeas.HP.txt

20220221jSeas.wc.HP.txt

 


SlumLordGameSimulationReality2022

20220217SlumLordGameSimulationReality.v2.HP.txt

20220217SlumLordGameSimulationReality.v2.wc.HP.txt

 

20220217SlumLordGameSimulationReality.HP.txt

20220217SlumLordGameSimulationReality.wc.HP.txt

 

 


20220215Abductions.HP.txt

20220215Abductions.wc.HP.txt

20220215Abductions.HP.wc.txt

 


20220213TrustShare.HP.txt

20220213TrustShare.wc.HP.txt

20220213TrustShare.HP.wc.txt

 

 

20220213JaneAusten.v2.HP.txt

 

20220213JaneAusten.v2.HP.wc.txt

20220213JaneAusten.diff.HP.txt

20220213JaneAusten.HP.txt

20220213JaneAusten.HP.wc.txt

 

20220212BreakFastClub.v2.HP.txt

20220212BreakFastClub.v2.wc.HP.txt

 


20220212BreakFastClub.HP.txt

20220212BreakFastClub.HP.wc.txt

20220212BreakFastClub.wc.HP.txt

 


20220209Step2.HP.txt

20220209Step2.HP.wc.txt

20220209Step2.wc.HP.txt

 


20220202PBJars.HP.txt

 


20220201DownAndOut.HP.txt

 


20220130CloseOutJanuaryMisc.HP.txt

20220130CloseOutJanuaryMisc.wc.HP.txt

 

 


 

20220128BeingARoosterInProgram.HP.txt

20220128BeingARoosterInProgram.wc.HP.txt


 

 

20220127AldiiTouchWearAblesSport.HP.txt

20220127AldiiTouchWearAblesSport.HP.wc.txt

 


20220123PowerPlays.HP.txt

20220123DropTheNumbers2022

 

 


20220121DoingPennance.HP.txt

 


20220117AntiGimpKicking.HP.txt

20220117GrudgeReporting.HP.txt

 

 


20220113ProgressNotPErfection.HP.txt

20220113EleventhStep.HP.diff.to.v2.txt

20220112DoxSelf.HP.v2.txt

 


20220112DoxSelf.HP.txt

 

20220111EleventhStep.HP.txt

20220111GotALight.HP.txt

 


20220110DisConnectedLife.HP.txt

20220110DisConnectedLife.HP.wc.txt

20220110DisConnectedLife.HP.diff.v2.txt

20220110DisConnectedLife.HP.v2.txt

 


20220108DearReaders.HP.txt

 

20220105Packaging1stPass.HP.txt

 

20211227.EggCartons.Dup2.HP.txt

 


ThePerfectStorm2022

 

 


 

2021


CloseOut2021

novapeers_2022_01_01.1.zip

 

 


VirtualFriends2021

 


Future2021

 


Present2021

 


GHostsPast2021

 


TulasEndLessSummer2021

 


Winter2021

20211222BACgMail.G9Pro.txt

 


AQuietCadenceMarkTreanorLeesBurgLibWebEx2021

 

 


USDAData2021

 


20211213Update.HP.txt

20211213Update

 


CountDowns2021

 


eScootersVBoardsEtc2021

 


ReFactoringRacesRides2021

 


LidlProbsThenHover-1eScooter2021

 


AutismExPlainedSocialRemo2021

 


PostHoliDayBlahs2021

 


TDay2021

TurkeyTrot2021

 


NativesCooked2021

 


20211119ReVerse911Attempts2021

 


MorePilingOnAKAHarassment2021

 


GlobalBikeModel2021

20211118ishBikeBikeFeedBackEmail2021


ReDesigningTeenGroupSponsorTraining2021

 


Bike!Bike!AnyWhere2021

 


BluG9Pro2021

 


StanFordNeuroDiVergentSummit2021

StanFordNeuroDiVergentSummit2020

 


ReFramingAutismFlourishingVFair2021

 


BluG51Plus2021

 


Election$2021

 


TwickOrTweet2021

 


PortionControl2021

 


CandidateLookups2021

 


AbsenteeVotingElectronicStillPrintPostal2021

 


AutScot2021

 

 


MCoGArlFairHousingZoom2021

 


PackagingDataExamples2021

 


LidlSilverCrest2in1Vacuum2021

 


AmazonFilmingAtCAFBArlMillCC2021

 


AnnaPolisSailBoatShow2021

 


TruthTransFormationHarvardAsh2021

 


LidlSilverCrestHandHeldVacuum2021

 


TheArlingtonSqueeze2021

 


LidlParkSideFoldingAluminumPlatFormTruck2021

 


FoundersSyndrome2021

 


Fall2021

 


MichaelJCarleyEngagingTheBratInTheClassUZoom2021

 


AutismExPlainedTeachAble2021

 


20210911TheDayThereWasntEnoughWater2021

 


PilingOn2021

20210909b.InspectionProcess.HP.txt

 


NonLaborDayWeekEnd2021

 


Ubuntu2110DevelOnHP2021

 


ToddlerBot2021

 


MarcusDavidPetersADULT2021

 


AugustAngstEndsZ2021

 


HeatWaves2021

 

 


HoodParties2021

 

 


AutScape2021

SomeAutScape2021FeedBack.Notes.G90.HP.txt

LeaveMeAlone2021

 

BlendedHyBridMeetings2021

 


LidlSilverCrestAudio2021

LidlSilverCrestPremiumBT4HeadSet2021

LidlSilverCrestMobileBT5Speakers2021

WTNWhatsThatNoiseIdear2021

 

SVLaVagaBlonde2021


Packaging2021

 


OutSideDogs2021

 


LidlMerriFieldGrandOpening2021

 


PoliticalHateCrimes2021

 


SNiT2021

SNoT2021

 

AdultOrphansSupportIdear2021

 


FathersDay2021

 


TheDigitalDitch2021

 


RakuConInTheCloud2021

 


SteppingStones70thPicnic2021

 


LidlHaulByHandCartTruck2021

DumbMicIdear2021

 


MemorialDayWeekEnd2021

 


SWAGRideGamify2021

 


BtWD2021

 


WalledGardens2021

 


MHAM2021

 


USoB2021

 


MothersDay2021

 


SailingTubers2021

SVDelos2021

SVLaVagaBlonde2021

GoneWithTheWynns2021

ChristianWilliams2021

RoutesOfChange2021

SamHolmesSailing2021

 

Abscess2021

 


DisAbledDeer2021

 


Ubuntu2104DevelOnHP2021

 


EarthDay2021

Vaccinated2021

 


Stim3Gone2021

 


LidlSilverCrestBreadMachine2021

 


CookSomeThingElse2021

 


MoreOrLessLidl2021

 

 


BunnyDays2021

 


AprilFoolsDay2021

 


PotomacHeritageTrail2021

 


Lidl2021

 


HemLockSocietyDogPark2021

 


PublicInPutProcess2021

 


BeWareOfTheIdesOfMarch2021

 


BucketBikeBargaining2021

 


LeperVille2021

 


WhereThePaveMentEndsWorldChannelOrg2021

 


FakeSpring2021

 


OLPCUpdateSugarLabsOnRPi4in2021

 


VeryDoubtFull2021

 


IcyDicy2021

 


WinterCycling2021

 


SuperBowlSunDay2021

 


SplitPeaSoup2021

 


Books2021

 


GroundHogDay2021

 


OutAndInFreshMeatMarathon2021

 


CAFBAtArlMill2021

 


NoGoodDeedGoesUnPunished2021

 


AldiiTouchWearAblesAirSESmartWatch2020

 


Games2021

 


ItsSo2020in2021

 


ALittleBitCountry2021

 


2020


BahHumBug2020

 


VeryLongWalks2020

 


AldiCantFinds2020

 


OxFordPhiloSophyDisAbilityAndSocialChangeVirtCon2020

 


TWrapUp2020

 


HalfBakedWhyAmISickInGrates2020

 


PGMLSVirtualHeritageFilmFest2020

 


SailingAloneAroundTheWorldByJSlocum2020

 


VendeeGlobe2020

 


SardineLandExtortionAndTorture2020

 


RememberingMarciReed2020

 


Annoyances2020

 


BLUG60Lobotomy2020

 


Documented2020

 


BLUG90UnLocked2020

 


CapitalAreaFoodBankAtArlMill2020

 


MungedDataReasoning2020

 


EntryIdears2020

 


 

UbuntuDevelGroovy2010OnHP2020

 


StanFordNeuroDiVergentSummit2020

 


SwytchNo2020

 


BLUG60ToSLW2020

 


RecoveryMonthArlingtonVAYouTubeLive2020

 


Fall2020

 


CyberBullying2020

 


AutismExPlainedTeachAbleCon2020

 


DisLawVACon2020

 


SunSeekerEZ3Trike2020

 


AutismMedia2020

 


PandemicWareHouse2020

 


GettingProduceBoxAlmostKilledMe2020

 


DisAbledGlassCeiling2020

 


KillShelterInParadise2020

 


BenteBikeOptions2020

 


MetaDisCordDisOrg2020

 


JohnRobertLewis2020

 


AutScape2020

 

 


Mangos2020

 


CharlieDanielsPassed2020

 


Legacy2020

 


InDependenceDayWeekend2020

 


Lout2020

 


TheGingerManByDonLeavyJrADULTSPOILING2020

 


ConVid19WalkInTesting2020

 


RetroGradeInertia2020

 

 


MorningDrivel2020

 


AnimalBeHaviour2020

 


gPhotosImprovements2020

 


BEARSInTheFAMILYByPeterKrott2020

 


WhiteLivesMatter2020

 


HeatProblemsWithConVid19Hours2020

 


HarborFreightToolsBxRdsOpen2020

 

 


Loot2020

 


MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes2020

 


Waves2020

 


FatJokesGoodAndBad2020

 


ToWhomItMayConcern2020

 


MothersDay2020

 


FishDumb2020

 


Enough2020

 


BrokenShit2020

 


PiousFools2020

 


EarthDayBeLated2020

 


SurvivingTheDullDrums2020

 


RakudoCal2020

 


AprilShowers2020

 


Easter2020

 


Ubuntu202004DevelOnHP2020

 


AbusesInTheNameOfViralEmergency2020

 


SocialDistancing2020

 


TheNewNormal2020

 


CARESNot2020

 


ABadEgg2020

 


RubberyOrRunny2020

 


BewareOfTheIdesOfMarch2020

 


ImPerfectPiDay2020

 


MarchMadNess2020

 


WorldWideTimeOut2020

 


SmallFries2020

 


ZinebsPersonalTortureDungeon2020

 


CWords2020

 


Complaining2020

 


WBTWD2020
 


WPHSFunFly2020

 


SoTUOrSTFUSpeach2020

 


NewPBSShows2020

 


Hammocks2020

 


Bitching2020

 


AdvocacyDay2020

 


Abuse2020

 


SocialSituations2020

 


MotorCycleShow2020

 


TimeForAChange2020

 


FoodBooks2020

 


HomeEcon2020

 


PostHolidayTreats2020

 


 

2019


HandWashingLaundry2019

 

 


Soaps2019

 


NotesFromAYoungBlackChefByKwameOnwuachi2019

 


PackagingData2019

 


BahHumBug2019

 

 


SeasonalFeelings2019

 


gMaps2019

 


DropFoodScale2019

 


BeComingByMichelleRobinSonObama2019

 


Ratz2019

 

 


TriedSomeAldiCantFinds2019

 

 


TheInGrates2019

 


HateFaireZ2019

 


ATTNokia31a2019

 

 


CreateTVShows2019

 

 


ThereIsSomeThingWrongInWhoVille2019

 

 


Ubuntu1910EE2019

 

 


AttemptedMurderByInspections2019

 


MourningPages2019

 


AFBR2019

 


CookSomeThing2019

 


AldiBXRdsGrandOpening2019

 

 


DisasterReliefTrialsAlt2019

 


NokiaGo2019

 


KGMRAlt2019

 


IceCreamMakingBooks2019

 

 


PressureCookerCookBooks2019

 

 


SpinMasterBoxerBot2019

 


LeaseSleaze2019

 

 


YoureGoingToHaveToWaitSLW2019

 


SummerReadingChallenge2019

 


AldiMisc2019

 


NoVAMakerFaire2019

 


MiscBooks2019

 


MetaTEDOnS2019

 


AldiGardenLineHammockWithStand2019

 


AldiAmbianoPressureCooker2019

 


MemorialDay2019

 


BTWD2019

 


BlackAndDeckerBreadMaker2019

 


AldiBikeMateBikeWorkStand2019

 


AldiGardenLineGardenUtilityCart2019

 


Ubuntu1904OnHP2019

 


StillLifeWithCrumbs2019

 


BadBaker2019
 


WeighAndMeasureServicesAtFMsIdear2019

 


NoVACentralFarmersMarket2019

 


FlossManualsNetClassActs2019

 


AllenSportsCZ2CargoTrailer2019

 


BOBYakCargoTrailer2019

 


Ambiano6Qt4In1MultiCooker2019

 


Legacy2019

 


BadBunny2019

 


ReelAbilitiesFilmFestival2019

 

PiDay2019

 


RobotAndFrankDVDSpoiling2019

 


Pancakes2019 

 


AlFromAlDiSaysNoPhotosOfMerch2019

 


BagCheckTheLineWoman2019

 


HeartScreeningMinuteClinicsVoucher2019

 


Breads2019

 


WBTWD2019

 


AldiAmbiano9In1ProgrammablePressureCooker2019

 


MetaBreadBooks2019

 


SpecialDietSolutionsByCarolFensterPhD2019

 


HamiltonBeachBreadMaker2019 

 


MetaMobilityDevices2019

 


ActiveTransitForPECredit2019

 

 


GameMath2019

 


2018


 


GoAskAliByAliWentworth2018

 

 


SomeOldShows2018

 

JAG2018

ThePretender2018

TheGuardian2018

and likely comments on others...

 

 


SVDelos2018

 


Games2018

 


TCLLXA502DL2018

 


KingGeorgeTheFirst2018

 


Inspectionz2018

 


AmazonVille2018

 


 

 

Black2018

 


 

WestPotomacHSFunFly2018

 

Drone and free flight model aircraft in the gym

again this year, with some other experiences...

 

 


 

EUAgeRestriction2018

 

If you are citizen of

an European Union member nation,

you may not use this service

unless you are at least 16 years old.

 

 


TrickOrTreat2018

 

Trying hidden page security until done,

or close to it,

or night fall...

 

So SugarLabs Live

aka Sugar on a Stick

Fedora spin,

burning some DVDs of the software,

if the parents and kids have an extra USB stick,

they can learn to install it on that,

to run faster,

reuse as much as they like,

and maybe eventually learn to install

on the hard drive of the

HPProBook645In2018

and other similar legacy hardware,

PC class machines pre

NetBook, which OLPC XO-1 defined,

now about 10 years ago...

(see historical photo(s) and link)

and Raspberry Pi 3B+ does some of

now, in a more open way, but still

BroadCom ARM and SOC lockin...

 

 

CrueltyInThePark2018

 

Biking along and see kids throwing stones

into the stream that a dog is trying to retrieve...


 

 

 

HPProBook645In2018

 

New to me device,

refurbished, and winDoze laden,

just getting specs seems to be an issue

will see if it can live as a penguin...

 

 


 

MosaicFarmersMarket2018

 

In the Merrifield area
a Central mastered market
allows dogs
and somewhat tolerates me...

 

 


AFBR2018

 

Arlington Fun Bike Ride,
benefiting Phoenix Bikes
and a 40 year old Ecological group,
using county and other resources,
raining early morning start
predawn departure
thru (sewer? aka Keystone Pipeline)
to waste water treatment plant
construction obstacles

Low attendence ~40 started,
including 10 Marshalls,
including one grand Marshall
doing the Marshalls meeting
with pet names for intersections
trouble spots:
Corkscrew (Lee highway aka rt29
down behind CVS?)
Intersection of Doom (Rosslyn),
though didn't know Luge
what i call the start EastBound
W&OD to Custis trail under i66 bridge hill...)
and further staff problems
Etc...


 


 

BestBastards2018

 

Looking for clearance
WowWee Turbo Dave Minion MIP
and abused by sales
then customer service,
while others overheard
and likely buy out...

 


 

Shit$2018

 

Various interpretations of the term,
some from a public health perspective...

 

 


 

HallMarkChannel2018

 

Cable channel 137 in Arlington VA
has movies, series reruns and
commercials...

 

 


 

 

VexRoboticsHexBugs2018

 

VEX Robotics HEXBUG kits
of plastic action figures,
which from name would imply robot,
but severely limited,
and mechanical only,
no electronics on the two kits

I bought clearance,

a while back...


 


AlphabetGame2018

 


Placeholder, for now, for
Alphabet Game wildlife along the W&OD
as in WODAppIdear2018
for time sequence of pages and table of contents.

 

Consider doing for plants and insects...

 


 

WODAppIdear2018



Washington and Old Dominion rail trail
does not seem to have a smartphone app,
unlike the other big regional route, the
C&O Canal Explorer, by the C&OTrust,
and the $1 cost of the C&O app
goes to it's maintenance...

 

 

KGMR2018

 


Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride
a century and few less mileage options
(15 S. Arlington to BikeNetic in Falls Church,
40 Herndon Green Lizard
60 Leesburg Plum Grove reCyclery
90 Purcellville Bikes & Coffee?
 all the W&OD
 & back
(plus part of Arlington Loop
to make 10 more to 100,
though I recall a
(Seagull? that i did, when younger)
century as 105, maybe English?
Metric 100 km
is about 60 some miles, iirc,
check my math)...
PhoenixBikes fundraiser ride
this time for a new van,
(Last was move out of the cramped
old shack in the Barcroft park)...

 


 

GarminVivoFit3

 

Activity monitor/tracker bought open box
which seems like it would do nice things,
but only does basic functions
without connecting thru their app,
from a computer,

or maybe much more
money than the device for the optional ANT+
USB dongle...

 

 


AlcatelRaven4GLTE2018

 

 

About twice the device the
ZTE Majesty Pro
was, now almost a year later,
proving Moore's Law still applies...


 


StarterKid2018

 

Foster care gone wild...

 


JawBoneMoveUpGoesDown2018

 

Up app data processing  going down...

 


AlaNotIntCon2018


An International Convention,
that while registered and paid
didn't really happen,
for me...

 


TakingThe12StepsUpAndDownKilimanjaroByRobertP2018

 

Very long title,
fing with pbworks, perhaps,
but also typical of long winded writers, etc...

 


FauxCritMass2018

 

BikeThePuke, as I'm calling it,
a fake CritMass, imnsho
was to raise awareness of transportation inequities
along the Columbia Pike,
South Arlington, VA,
but fell short
of a real CritMass,
Imho.

 


FathersDay2018

 

Now seven years or so,
since my father passed away,
some things still coming up,
and keeping his memory alive...


 BTWD2018

 

Bike To Work Day,
another decade,
this year rainy,
but it happen[(s)|ed],
and associated issues...

 



TheRedNoteBook2018

 

A small book, found at a Little Library,
which I read, and a few things on it...

Spoiling, as usual for me, go read it,
and don't say I told you so,
nor try passing off my views as your own,
that is cheating, with honor code, etc issues.

Yeah, great artists steal,
but you are not likely a great artist,
imnsho.


NorthByNorthEast2018

 

Heading toward RobotFest,
or what I previously called
Safe Routes to Robots...

 


 

TrashPickupTechniques2018

 

 


Follow along to YoureTrash2018
some ways to do it,
but TIMTOWTDI
(There
Is
More
Than
One
Way
To
Do
It)

 
 


YoureTrash2018

 

Spring cleanups for Earth Month,

and You're the Problem...

 


 

PuffedShirt2018

 


Namaste2018

 

Said at the end of an odd encounter
along the trail one morning,
after a group of high energy cheerleading like
young people were giving away running shorts,
or some scam/prank/solicitation?
just before April Fool's Day and Easter...

 


JawBoneUp2018

 

Exercise left for the reader?

 

Continuing to look for an activity tracker that i like
and an ~$4 one (listed as a higi compatible)
was available at MicroCenter, so worth a try...


Note: JawBone Liquidating since Summer 2017...

So I guess that explains the prices, and lack of setup, zendesk, etc support.  Like other tech, opening may help consumers...

 

 

OpenDogTags2018

 

From activity trackers to dog tags,

really a leash, which needs to be chewed

off, like dependency on FaceBook

and some other gDrugs, etc...

 


 

CableScams2018

 

 

Go to pay a bill,

and fall into a trap/

scam, perpetrated before,

because sales breaks

the kiosk, and 

forces you to talk to,

and give a credit card to

sales...  While discrimination

and other problems, ageism,

ableism, and other common problems

abound...

 

 



 

DeepThroat2018

 

From viewing AccidentalDisclosures

And AccidentalDisclosure

A page was not created, and then

DeepThroat

FreeWriting on that

as a MourningPage, mash up,

stream of consciousness type thing,

Given all that has been happening,

to me, in the US, and even the

Olympics are mentioned,

So go figure...

 




RPiTouchScreenDisplay2018

 

Some experience with a 7 inch 

touchscreen display for the RPi,

currently RPi3,

but might work on others

(Zero-2? and/or clones?)...

 


 

GEMSActivityTracker2018

 

A Target mini store had some activity trackers/ monitors,

BlueTooth and rechargeable, for $10

each, plus some other stuff...

 

 

 


MakeBlockMbot2018

 

Clearance item,

as open box/ incomplete,

down from $100 to 65 or so,

open box incomplete, take a risk

and see what a more educational 

robot company product is like...

 

 

 


 

EmailListRoadKill2018 

 

Some writing not deemed good enough for a list,

kinda like the potential victim of any automated

driver vehicle (aka self driving car)...

 

 

 

 


 

GoogleAIYVision2018

 

Monopoly situation with a limited run,

one retailer, snobbish sales, and other 

issues like a possible manufacturer pulled

the product because of a bad connector

and cable?

 


 

MicroCenterMonopolyMoney2018

 


Early in the cold to wait for MicroCenter to open

and encounter a line, getting to be 20 people,

and the conflicts therein...


VictoriaOnMasterPiecePBS2018

 

TV series on Public BroadCasting System,

with an English/ British Monarch

called a Soverign or similar,

part hisotory, part drama,

far from a documentary,

more like an interesting soap

opera...

 

 


DisneyElectronicArtsLucasFilmsStarWarsGalaxyOfHeros2018

 

 

DEALFSWGoH2018

 

 


TheKardashiansOnHomelessness2018

 

Made the mistake of watching TV again...

Not the Oscars, Not educational,

but E!, so there you go...

 


 

 

 

2017


XmasBizaire2017

 

 

Holidays are insane, this no exception,

with all that is going on politically,

financially, and retail,

so i can't spell, but made it up

as this little beast would not give

me a spelling easily, so munging it

anyway...

 

 


GoogleAIYVoiceKit2017

 

Google released a kit, available

at MicroCenter when going for

another EKENH9ActionCamera2017

and see what was clearance in the

DIY section, turns out it's a voice

HAT (Hardware Above on Top)

or similar, speaker, microphone,

and with places for connecting

more speakers, motors, LED,

etc but mostly joining Google

Cloud Platform and Assistant

for home shopping, and AI Voice

experiments, requiring an account

billing veiled as Free Trial

($300 to use in a year), TensorFlow

and AI machine learning entre...

 

 

 

 


EKENH9ActionCamera2017

 

A Chinese copy of the GoPro,

it seems, including packaging,

but some twists, 4k-ish resolution,

mounts claimed to be GoPro compatible

(in other's reviews) but didn't work on the

chestie mount, for me, and some other

issues like Location required for the app,

with wifi, no BlueTooth, and the other

H9 models:

R Remote

SE inexpensive version,

plus chipset differences,

reports of knockoffs/imitations of the EKENs,

plus firmware bricking and other stuff,

like SJCAM or similar battery compatibility,

(only 1050 mAH, but another included in

my packaging, a wall brick mentioned but

missing though) and other stuff 

to be considered...

 


beurerDevices2017

 

Some low level medical devices

with BlueTooth, available in one of a

local pharmacy chain and online,

and some apps that don't do what

I want, and the German corp

response didn't seem to get 

even the question right...

 

 


MicroSDAsOSExtender2017

 

Buying and adding a MicroSD card

to the ZTEMajestyProLTE

and it's not working to extend

the OS, just data, no apps,

so wondering how much of it's

what?

 

 


MyHospitalByCherryPickGames2017

 

Cherry Pick Games is a Polish company

which built/bought a Hospital Simulation

game, which currently is causing me 

grief, but funny on some levels,

very troubling on others,

as the implications of medical

and gaming are basically like

the Death Panels, who decides

who Lives and Dies, and How,

When and Where?

 

 


ZTEMagestyProLTE2017

 

A larger cheap initial purchase price device

which, if sold and handled wrong, can

cause all sorts of problems...

 

N.B.: G and J may be substituted

to find the proper names,

like a lot of things... 

 

 


CVSConspiracy2017

 

Some problems, and a pattern, across jurisdictions,

so likely a legal issue, and others need to know...

 

 

 

 


TrailMagic2017

 

A term of hikers, now used as a biker,

Trail Magic, a little like F'ing Magic

from military, red neck and other uses,

but some good stuff happens, not all

a fluke...

 

 


AYearSleepingInTheTub2017

 

 

One of the side effects of BedBugs

is a poisoned bed, since harsh chemicals

were forced upon me (read like forced

meds), so sleeping in that, or the bathtub,

now going on a year, and some of the

other issues involved...

 

 

 


LIAF2017

 

Second year of the 

Living In Arlington Fair,

Pestilence2016  contained

last years, with some changes,

and more problems...

 

 


YouthBikeSummit2017

 

 

Similar to the Congressional Bike Summit,

with adults, and mostly lobbyists, 

too expensive for people who aren't

paid to be in the field, and somehow

a conflict of interest, perhaps,

but the Youth have more attitude,

some behavior problems,

and likely other issues, bicycling

learning mechanics, and general life

skills may help with, imnsho...

 

 

 


stepFXActivityTracker2017

 

A low end, but cheap to me (< $10

half price -20% coupon at (only?) one

BedBath&Beyond though first saw at

one CVS during the summer school type sale),

activity tracker, similar to a FitBit,

and other very expensive stuff out there,

limited capabilities, but exploring output

of energy, as well as Munged2017

inputs...

 

 

 


NoVASystemic2017

 

NVCC tries STEM

(Science Tech Engineering and Math)

for kids only, apparently, including

Kano crowd funded RaspberryPi

classes...

 


eBikeCheating2017

 

Visit one store, so far, with eBikes,

electronic motorized bikes, which split

the difference between a bicycle

and a motorcycle, really a scooter,

given speed and other limitations,

but mainly cost, and the new industry

that is rather proprietary and emerging,

if that is the word...

 


RebuildingSims2017

 

So playing games while Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, 

and earlier, New Orleans, New Jersey, and other places

are rebuilding, and wondering what the current games

could be replaced, or build in some features to possibly

help in planning rebuilding infrastructure in disaster areas...

 


Situations2017

 

So Patrick Swayze played a cooler,

which is a form of bouncer in Road House,

previously mentioned, and thinking on

some situations I've encountered,

though not in the role of an enforcer,

of any kind, just a tallish white old guy,

who witnesses shit, and should have

spoken up at the time,

and doing some now,

when away from the threats,

and somehow safer...

 


FoundIDWhatToDoIdeas2017

 

So travelling along, and find what looks

like ID on the road/ street/ sidewalk,

on a chair/ seat/ bus stop, etc...  

 

What to do?

Is it ID?  If so, how to return it?

What risks are there in doing that?

How quickly do you have to do it?

 

 


FreeDentalDays2017

 

Saw a flyer for a free dental day,

cleaning, filling, extraction services,

after breaking a second tooth,

this one on Safeway Signature Select

Granola, from the warehouse, after

holiday, and more about what the process

and experience was like, for me...

 

 

 


MuscovyMissing2017

 

My unofficial pet, went missing probably over a month

ago, after the TheYellowMan2017 dog incident,

with threats to same at that time...

 

 

 


MungedMetaData2017

 

 

So data collecting on my Munged2017

idear, and some issues with same...

 


Eclipsed2017

 

Extended time for an event, and associated Lunacy,

that hasn't been seen in my lifetime...

 


MergeDragons2017

 

Another dragon game with

Mahjongg like tile matching,

combining three or more

instead of two (breeding?)

and many other differences,

to be mentioned in the title link above...

 

 


BBCMicroBit2017

 

 

British Broadcasting Corp's (BBC)

Micro:Bit similar to the

Raspberry Pi Zero W,

but with some twists...

 

 


Munged2017

 

 

From an Idear, to maybe reality, but likely

no time soon...

 

 

 


BeggarsCantBeChoosers2017

 

Maybe basket cases would be a better title,

as you can't choose what foods you get at

one instance of a food pantry...

 

 


CookingShows2017

 

Some TV shows related to cooking,

and some comments on same...

 

 


TheYellowMan2017

 

From song lyrics, to discrimination,

and beyond, another way not to die?

 

 


Legacy2017

 

How to modify this and society,

or one little corner of it,

to make things better?

 


TheYellowDogProject2017

 

Walking, dog nearby, skiddish,

barks, continue walking, then scary,

handler says was something behind me...

 

(I begin to think I'm being threatened/

potentially attacked, harassed/ followed,

stalked, while told something else...

Because I'm poor, baggy, discriminated against,

or whatever...)

After a rumor of baby deer chewed up...

(Not likely it was this dog, as left a rabbit alone,

but training to kill, attack,

say pit bulls killing another animal,

or just hungry, after hit by a car, by say a fox,

vultures, rats, etc?)

 

 

More violence, now more with and against

animals too..

I mentioned Yellow Dog, she denied...

More shit...

 

Sometimes I represent the deer, dog, etc...

Or maybe empathy/sympathy, etc...

 


HowNotToDie2017

 

Rambling from scary to bizarre,
but also creative writing and
thinking outside the box,
somewhat literally..


 


BayerContourNextUSB2017

 

Similar $7.99 from the same store/ pharmacy as

RocheAccuChekAvivaConnect2017

box didn't seem opened, had to get approval,

for price reduction, and like the Metro supplied

change back dollar coins, which I really needed

for other things, but will see, how it all works out...

 


 

BayerBreeze2in2017

 

 

By the aspirin company, a glucose meter,

with a test strip disk, sans a battery (in hand

me down mode), some control fluid (known

sugar concentrations for making sure the

meter is working/ calibrating?) and see

the second data point, in the trilogy,

that sometimes becomes a chart...

 

 


MemorialDayWeekend2017

 

Surviving the holiday weekend, any way I could...

 

 


EchoRCHoverCraft2017

 

Since Drones were not allowed within the

region, and for 20-30 miles away, plus

generally not good in water, then snow,

maybe the Echo RC HoverCraft

would fit the bill, but turns out it's

probably not really even functional.

 

 

 

 


FalconsAndOwls2017

 

Like Hawks and Doves, predators exist

in the bird world as well as the Human,

and other animal species...

 

 


BTWD2017

 

Bike To Work Day is an annual event in Bike Month,

where, before it gets to August and oppressive heat,

some people get some free SWAG, others don't...

 

 


MeccanoMeccasaur2017

 

Similar to Erector set, with two included tools,

hex driver and double sided open wrenches,

one angled with a back, the other regular,

and instructions for 715 pieces, mostly nuts

and bolts, plus plastic, a motor, and

MeccaBrain, or similar, gearbox,

simple robot, with problems,

at least so far, missing parts,

and instructions that don't match

themselves, plus other issues...

 

 


RobotFest2017

 

Another year of RobotFest, but not really doing

much with it, got there, so not down about that,

like MakerFaireNoVA or similar title,

see AnUnEventfulWeekend2017

but getting old, and tired,

and still poor, so some confounding issues

going on...

 

 


RocheAccuChekAvivaConnect2017

 

 

Blood Sugar Diabetes testing equipment,

bought for $7.99 plus tax, open box

(problems there alone) and can't install apps to try it,

besides finding testing strips, though a battery

and USB cable, plus carrying case,

and lancet drums, was/were included...

 


AlcatelGlitzUnite2017

 

 

Adding to PrePaidCellPhonesUpGrade2016

another TracFone, this time Quad Core and more

memory/storage for $20, but it's still a prepaid TracFone,

with issues related to SafeLinkWireless support,

basically non existent, as not working with SLW...

 

 


Hate2017

 

Some experiences that seem like hate, brewing,

and needs to be addressed...

 

 


cisNormal2017

 

Poking around the Safer Space stuff from Bike!Bike!

SouthEast and looking at other possibilities...

 

 


AnUnEventfulWeekend2017

 

Several events, mostly to entirely missed,

so some reasons why...

 


VeRiTasSlaveryCon2017

 

 

Harvard's Slavery Conference on YouTube,

in several parts, with twitter, and other

questions on colour coded (overflow building)

index cards, and some stuff about that...

 

 


MobileMashDentistry2017

 

Mission Of Mercy, partially funded by the Governor,

and increased the bill to the next year, at $100k/year

bringing affordable/free dentists to the NVCC

Medical Education Campus, in Springfield, VA...

 

 

 

 


MadnessAboutMarch2017

 

Some season change and other insanity,

and that is without basketball...

 


Batteries2017

 

Batteries are needed in a lot of toys,

especially the newer electronic

and robotic ones...

 

Comparison for price and features,

albeit quickly, for now...

 


thesummerbeforethesummeroflovestoriesbyMarlySwick2017

 

Skipping the usual CamelCase for what the book title is,

a library book sale $0.10 paperback, which I thought would

be more hippie, but some, and fiction, but not bad,

not for young children, unless redacted parts,

as about R Rating, if books had them, adult

themes various places...

 


TargettedWowWeeAccessories2017

 

Bought some accessories as followup from WowWeeToys2017

and another Robot, Miposaur, which is not yet useful,

as requires batteries, and probably doesn't take rechargeables,

like the SmartBall, so problems with batteries, clearance

sales of things not working out of the box, and other issues...

 

 


BetterBusinessesAndBallers2017

 

Post GroundHog Day, Pre SuperBowl and

other organized games, including illegal ones,

and more commentary on modern society

not behaving as I wished...

 

 


OnTheMoveALifeByOliverSacks2017

 

An autobiography/ memoir by Oliver Sacks, of the Awakenings movie,

and Mistook His Wife for a Hat book (good, btw), fame,  a neurologist,

this one is mostly his whole career, but I got only so far, and stopped with

reading it, for now...

 

 


Innauguration2017

 

Obama getting evicted (really end of Lease term), and Trump takes over,

stuff downtown, going by CaBisCrap2017, against their recommendation

(use your own bikes, in an emailing) in the slight rain, and maybe why

I'm so down afterwards?

 

 


CaBisCrap2017

 

Capital BikeShare, the little red rental bicycles in and out of Docking Stations

around the metro area, has some issues, many I've experienced, with a community

program that allows for lower income people to rent them, but gotcha's, sweating,

and seems like just plain exploitation possibilities, too...

 

 


BicycleAroundTheWorldByLindaSvendsen2017

 

 

Picked up a bicycle related book at a library book sale, for $0.50,

turns out it's a photography book, with only locations of bicycles,

but some idears on making it better, imnsho...

 

 


FreddieJacksonDeBuggingDay2017

 

Friday the 13th meets Lee Jackson Day in Virginia, and given confederate flags

are coming down in some states (S.C.?) maybe an upgrade/ debugging is needed?

 


LaundroMats2017

 

A brief comparison of LaundroMats around here, and comments on some others,

seen along the way...

 


WowWeeToys2017

 

WowWee a toy company has some supposedly Smart electronics for kids around 8+

but some other issues are brought up by their marketing language and possible use...

 

 

 

2016


JustLikeSomeoneWithoutMentalIllnessOnlyMoreSoByMarkVonnegutMD

 

Subtitled A Memoir, Mark is Kurt's son, and got into HMS after

some adventures in creating a B.C. commune/

Intentional community, surviving the 60's,

his family of origin including orphans joining the family,

marriage, kids, private practice, divorce, marriage,

losing his father (lost his mother previously?),

and maybe even magic mushrooms..

 


Bags2016

 

Part of sorting laundry with PeskyPrep2016BedBugSym2016 , LaundrySym2016

NitPicking2016

and likely other things, is buying some Leaf and other Clear bags to put stuff in,

some clean, some dirty, and mostly grey after a while...

 

 


TheInsanityOfTheSeason2016

 

Well, it's that time of year again, winter solstice, Xmas, Kwanzaa, etc...

And people are even more insane than usual...

 


MuscovyDuck2016

 

Solving the mystery of the ManDuckPig dilemma,

it's a Muscovy Duck from South America...

 

   

NitPicking2016

 

Along the BedBug line of things,

more insect related stuff,

this one Lice and an electronic Comb,

though the social issues are not ignored,

just all of it covered lightly, as rough page,

out of chronology, but to start...

 

The page itself has another intro...

 


DuckDuckGooseTurkeySick2016

 

From an old child's game, to current events,

you never know what you might encounter,

here and elsewhere...

 

 


PeskyPrep2016

 

From letters threatening $100 fee for failure

to prepare, some instructions, if you call it that,

on how to get ready...

 

 


ThisIsASoulByMarilynBerger2016

 

 

Subtitled The Mission of Rick Hodes,

this book is mostly about Dr. Rick in Ethiopia,

and some of his life choices helping kids

with rare poverty related diseases...

 


DisasterSim2016

 

 

Like a lot of things, it has many meanings...

 


BedBugSym2016

 

Fresh off of killing pumpkins, ghouls, goblins

and your siblings for stealing your candy,

a little SteamPunk activity...

 


Pestilence2016

 

Not the Black Plague, but close to it, for some of us...

 

 

MastersOfS2016

 

Masters of Something, Sex, Sleaze, Sales, Scents, etc...

 


SLWStealsMinutes2016

 

So when a subsidized phone gets stolen,

or  goes missing, you have to buy another one,

especially when it has happened before,

now after the 2->3G upgrade, and then to add insult

to injury, they take the minutes and 'give' you only 10,

which you have to agree to to have

phone service again...

 

   

IsBikingStillFun2016

 

It's a rhetorical question,

that is missing a question mark,

for many reasons, some of which are listed below,

probably badly, but whatever...

 

 

MacGyver50TNG2016

 

Some new TV shows, similar to the old TV shows,

but other crap too...

 

 


PlannedObsolesence2016

 

Some things and people wear out, some by design...

 

 

StalkersBeDamned2016

 

Another day in the neighborhood,

and more attacks, by stalkers and others...

 

 

DearDeer2016

 

Tough to be wild, inside the Beltway,

in the city, and just in general...

 

 

13LuckyOrUnlucky2016

 

Date today is the 13th, and some things slightly

related to it, good, or bad?

 

 

 


Post911Plus15YearsLater2016

 

Some anniversary stuff, and more of the same...

 

 

HarleyAndTheDavidsons2016

 

 

History of Harley Davidson docudrama on Discovery,

last of three parts, tonight...

Maybe rerunning the older segments, not sure,

they did last night, just before and again part two after...

   

 


MemoryComplex2016

 

Comparison of memory cards and sticks

at a local drug store chain, with a riddle to solve,

sort of...

 


BabyNeedsNewShoes2016

 

Well, this is the drug world, it seems...

 

 


MourningPages2016

 

Part free writing exercise, part play on words,

and all parts likely bad...

 

 


TrailPredators2016

 

Recent events around the region, and likely world

affect what might be happening, on a simple

commute in the oppressive heat....

 

 

 


KeepingYourNoseClean2016

 

A short How To on various interpretations of the term(s)...

 

 

AugustAngst2016

 

In a season of uncertainty, more to worry about...

 


PrePaidCellPhonesUpGrade2016

 

Recent SafeLinkWireless 2G phase out,

plus smart phone and other improvements,

mean that another phone was provided,

while the Normal's consumer market

is well beyond this low tech device...

 

 


JuryDayLabourors2016

 

Called for Jury Duty, and some of what it was like....

 

 


FoodAttacks2016

 

A brief, hopefully, description of some attacks

while trying to get food...

Kind of like forced prayer at a soup kitchen,

but on government property...

 

 


Wildlife2016

 

Long early ride on Friday, July 1, 2016,

and encounter some wildlife,

not just the 2 legged ones either...

 

 

 


 

PedalCartAlternatives2016

 

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/tag/5640553063.html

 

 


 

UnLikelyIndependence2016

 

The perfect storm to make things not happen for people,

a system conspired to keep people dependent,

instead of building on their strengths...

 

 

 


SwiftStreamZ9DroneUnBoxing2016

 

Follow on to DronesChart2015

FAADOTDroneRegistrationSiteUp2015

and other stuff up here, as an exercise left for the reader...

 

 


BakingStallingDraggingRollingThunder2016

 

 

Not sure what to make of a non experience there,

and others are likely still that way from Vietnam

and other conflicts...

 

 

BicycleMonth2016

 

So, this is supposedly bicycle month, with Bike To Work Day,

and parties, involving drinking, but some reality to add into it,

kind of like Thanksgiving and the soup kitchens...

 

 

 

ChuckBrownAnniversary2016

 

Chuck Brown passed yesterday, four years ago,

and a radio station, 95.5 fm, was playing his songs...

 


WorldChefCatchup2016

 

 

There appears to be an exploit, and other things since last writeup...

 


RobotFest2016

 

Another year of RobotFest, sort of a mecca for geeks...

 

 

 


AltNews2016

 

Variation on a theme, BadNews2016 and more alternative options...

 

 


BadNews2016

 

 

So some recent reports, and how it might relate to other stuff,

possibly conjecture, but makes you say Hmmm,

to lift from Arsenio Hall's old TV show...

 


SquareRootDay2016

 

Another geeky number day, impetus for writing drivel on the net...

 


Easter2016

 

Following Brussel Sprouts, formerly Arab Spring

or some such sequel, the other major religion, 

eclipses more stuff, only if sugar and candy are involved...

 


PiDay2016

 

March 14, 2016 is PiDay, 3.14159....

after the numerical value Pi,

not to be confused with Pie,

an edible quantity/ quality,

but might help calculate how big it is...

 

 


NoVAMiniMakerFaire2016

 

Third year of MiniMakerFaireNoVA in Reston, VA...

 

 


BreakUp2016

 

Thawing out after a long winter can be

hazardous to our health..

 


RPi3in2016

 

Raspberry Pi Foundation released the

third Raspberry Pi single board computer (SBC)

in it's Fourth Year Anniversary, now 64 bit ARM,

but no software really can handle it yet...

 


AmbushBaitBike2016

 

Riding along after a storm, and see a bicycle

in the stream, blocking near a low lying concrete bridge,

running late, so, on the way back, pull it out of a stream

and get attacked, verbally, possibly chemically,

and possible/ likely repercussions after that... 

 


DysSim2016

 

 

This is probably a bad Idear...

 


WPHSFunFly2016

 

 

West Potomac High School Fun Fly in South County,

Fairfax County, a charity event for the engineering lab/

flight club or similar, because I'm not a student there

and didn't go in as press, will be more informal about things...

 

 


DragonCity2016

 

More AdColony, get around to try another game/

type of play, the mating dragons trailer seem like

it might be a preteen girl type targeting...

 

 


WorldChef2016

 

A commercial Android based game where you

run a restaurant, after your grandfather or similar,

but ran into some gridlock type problems,

and some theory behind it, plus some other stuff(s)...

 


TkPool2016

 

Public Domain game in the Tk/Tcl environment

available on the web,

and a few more steps after that,

since the commercial one got the last page title...

 


8PoolByMiniCom2016

 

Android based billiards game available

for free download, but not really free to play,

see limitations below, as some gotchas...

 

8Ball by MiniClip are the real names,

once I started waking up and checking facts...

Live and Learn...

 

 


RainDeerAndBambiForBreakfast2015

 

 

Riding on the trail, inside Arlington, heading back from

around East Falls Church Metro, in the corner of my eyes,

while raining a little, more expected, I see some movement,

and look over and two large deer, just nibbling away on

some plants between the paved W&OD trail, and the I-66 wall,

near a bridge underpass at the Custis turnoff, and what I've

called the luge (winter icy?)...

 

 


 

2015

 


FAADOTDroneRegistrationSiteUp2015

 

A little ahead of the usual guberment schedule,

reading not behind, but not live either (2015/12/21), yet,

the FAA/DOT put up a registration site for your drones,

pay $5 (sent back until Jan 20 (2016/01/20)),

get bird numbers, and read regs, fun...

 


AttackOfTheMillennials2015

 

On Pearl Harbor Day, with national and state flags

at half mast, for San Bernardino shooting and

Pearl Harbour's Japan's surprise attack happening

concurrently, several attacks happened at once, on me...

 

 


DronesChart2015

 

Document some comparisons of Drones,

commercially available, to some, but not all...

 


YouBeTurkey2015

 

Remembering who is really committed to the meal...

 


Electronica2015

 

Attended part of

http://nationalelectronica.com/

and thought I should say something about it...

Well, write, if you call it that...

 

 


FirstFrost2015

 

Timestamping the first frost weekend, mid October,

remembering and reviewing some stuff,

perhaps, will see what the drivel does...

 


BikeBikeHosting2015

 

Messy response to a ThinkTank BikeCollectives

message about expenses involved in attending

Bike!Bike! annual conference, last one early

October in Guadalahara, Mexico...

 

_Insert Miracle here_  /joke

really, a lot of work, for others

 

Host it locally so that attending isn't

so cost prohibitive... 

Outline some idears for how that might

and might not work...

 

 


PayPalVisit2015

 

 

PayPalVisit, really Papal, as in The Pope,

coming to this country, touring Warshington, DC

this weekend, perhaps in his PopeMobile (tm)?

 

 


AdvMotoRally2015

 

Adventure Motorcycle Magazine's second annual event,

a rally (means ride too), this time in Romney, West Virginia,

last time in Gore, Virginia, at a commercial campground....

 


Tablets2015

 

Tablet computers, touchscreen large smart phone like

devices are media viewers, with a little capability,

limited by keyboard and other inputs to do other things... 

 

Also, having my third, maybe I can compare them a little...

 

Caveats:

 

Keep in mind, YMMV, (Your Mileage May Vary),

meaning your experience may be different,

you are a different person, different use cases,

backgrounds, etc...

 

 


ActionCameras2015

 

Having just gotten my third manufacturer and

model of action camera, I now feel qualified

to pontificate about them, well, further...

 


PedalCarts2015

 

PedalCart, in this incarnation, is a (three or)

four wheeled manually powered go cart like thingie,

which is new to me, but not to everyone...

 

It is substituting for my lack of summer vacation...

 

 

21dot30RetalitoryEviction2015

 

After 10+ years of waiting for section 8

(like MASH's Klinger, but not cross dressing,

except for Lycra biking, see MD attacked

biker in the news, re:bikersanddrunks2015  page).

 

Came up list, while dealing with dad dying,

moved into non shop, project based over 2 months

and near birthday and elections, thanksgiving,

receiving extension, and background check for

jurisdiction change, plus5+ phone calls about a dog

I don't have, just want, considered harassment,

then first annual picnic threatened with poisoning

by Apartment manager, detective, said it was a joke,

no help there, vehicle tires screwed, on entry and exit,

maintenance threatening,  predatory people hanging around,

vehicle totaled in parking lot, the trashed years later

over $1k in plastics damage Xmas night...

 

Fast forward several different staff

(anyone paid to be here, some pigs more equal,

i.e. supervisor(s), think special, but gang like threatening,

take stuff), losing hundreds of square feet on each move,

storage to keep papers, books, tech, etc

 

More, and better, in real page name link above

 


MinionMadness2015

 

So after a bad meeting day, I wander into a McDonalds

and order a little food, finding they have these

little creature like plastic thingies called Minions...

 


BikersAndDrunks2015

 

 

Following TheBikeHouseCoop2015 and ArlBAC20120507

then a couple of supposedly monthly ArlBAC meetings

recently and seemingly decades of WABAAnnualMeeting2011 ,

WABAs50States13ColoniesRide2011 and email lists

with deaths of bikers on roads, hit by inattentive, drunk

or just plain homicidal road rage drivers,

combined with over a decade / full time like years of training

and experience as a student Certified Substance Abuse Counselor,

though didn't finish certification at the required supervision hours

with paid seasonal shelter work, volunteer work,

money problems as disabled and transit issues

from money shortages,  it occurs to me, though apparently

not others, that they don't mix well for me,

and likely the larger society...

 

TheBikeHouseCoop2015

 

Since TheBikeHouse years ago, some changes,

and impressions from a handful of visits this year...

 


OldClownsHome2015

 

Since there is a SoldiersAndAirman's Home,

and other clowns are not represented,

maybe we need an OldClownsHome?

 

MemorialDay2015

 

PreHoliday weekend, many people have family events,

cookouts, social gatherings, honouring our dead

veterans, remembering losses, etc...

 


WearableCameras2015

 

Having worn a chest mounted action camera

for several years now, in many situations,

I have a few comments on proposed police

wearing them, Clinton suggesting them for officers,

and the civil liberties and effects of same...

 


Trolls2015

 

Mythical and actual creatures who usually live

under bridges, and online...

 

 


BTWD2015

 

Bike To Work Day 2015 is an annual event,

now nationwide that encourages bicyclists to

commute to work, by making Pit Stops and

caravans or groups of people to ride with,

learn from, safety in numbers, and providing

swag (stuff we all get), t shirts, some snacks,

bike accessories, discounts, raffles, etc,

depending upon the stops...

 

by Jerry 20150515

 


RobotFest2015

 

 

Annual mecca to something Geeky, like

SubUrbanMade2015 , but proceeded it

by now 13 years, afaict.

 

by Jerry  on 20150425

 


SubUrbanMade2015

 

Brief description to follow on with

GeeksRule2014 event, part Duex....

 

by Jerry on 20150326


PreTeenPatience2015

 

On Friday the 13th, I donated two RaspberryPi

single board computers to a teen program,

after a technical guy didn't show up to talk

about a geeky flight simulator project...

 

20150317 by Jerry the stinky and very tired, perhaps sprayed, biker

 


WarthogsRUs2015

 

Having little to do with anything, Warthogs are

African animals with small tusks or similar,

that were on shirts from a now defunct

Britches of Georgetown, back in the day... ..

 

 


DarwinPlusOne2015

 

Darwin Day, plus one day, or D+1,

in pseudo military terms,

and a few of the losses, before VD Day 2015....

 

20150213 by, you guessed it, Jerry , whom else?

 

 


DroningOnAboutMultiRotors2015

 

Drones are commonly known as the military drop

bombs on enemies in the Middle East conflicts,

but it's also domestic and hobbyist use too

for package delivery, fire and rescue

(giving rescue information to a person stuck window

cleaning on a high rise), hazardous conditions,

say post earthquake, or more familiar photography,

sports, exploring/ surveying, electronics learning

and sometimes just fun (until/ unless you crash)...

 

 


 

2014

 


BabyPenguin2014

 

A little non fiction, too close to home to actually sell...

 

20141223 by [Nobody]

 


ADVMotoRally2014

 

 

Adventure Motorcycle Magazine's inaugural rally, in North Western Virginia back in the end of last month, Sept 2014, now catching up on writing / drivel about it...

 


RobinFlewTheCoup2014

 

 

Robin Williams, died of apparent hanging, ruled suicide at age 63, on Sunday August 10th, 2014, on planet Ork 😂

 


GreatMenOfMedicineByHume2014

 

AndroTrash tablet not allowing cut and paste of summary here, bad puter

 

Title of a book, or two, this one the Landmark version seemingly for younger readers, with a Yalom's When Nietzsche Wept quality of theoretical dialog, biographical history notes explain more writing techniques...

 

 


IcedGreenTea2014

 

Some clever name I came up with to talk/ write about the body politic...

Green, Tea Party, and on ICE...

 

ICE= In Case of Emergency, and maybe some immigration related security force name, and frozen water...

Green = environmentally conscious political organization, along the spectrum of GreenPeace, but less activist, and more PC

Tea Party = cost conscious at any cost political organization that may be the death of many disabled/poor/senior/disadvantaged/etc

 


GeeksRule2014

 

So, being a geek, I decided to go to an event, similar to other events I've been to over the last 5+ years (read RobotFest.com & Electronica ),,

but this one was in a high school, and not being able to agree to the volunteer contract, decided to try the media angle, as I agreed to write about the experience, so here is some of it...

 


LifeLongLearning2014

 

 

Building off of MIT's Lifelong KinderGarden,

some things are at the edge of knowing,

some age, some wisdom and some just plain stupidity...

 


ECT2014

 

 

Extra Cold Therapy, polar bear style...

 

20140202 aka Ground Hog Day

 


GoogleAnnoyances2014

 

While trying to put up

ECT2014

 

I run into more problems than GooglePlus2011

GooglePhishingForPhoneNumbers

and even GoogleEar2014

.... 

 


FreedomRiders2014

 

Brief trip report on trip to the state capital on MLK Jr.'s holeyday

 

 


LukesLobster2014

 

I've been wanting to go visit Luke's Lobster since I saw a PBS show about it,

and finally got around to it...

 


HomeCookedMesses2014

 

Cooking hasn't been my forte, despite some advanced training by family,

and watching way too many shows, including one from an unrelated list I'm on...

 


EgoDroppings2014

 

How appropriate to follow something Oogle,

Ego showed it's ugly head again,

in the form of a poster

at a bookstore following some ice skating,

aka luge on another blustery day in hell...

 


 

GoogleEar2014

 

Google Glass is an intrusive technology,

as would be Google Ear, the one for people who don't want to be seen....

 

 


 

2013

 


RepublicanTerrorists2013

 

Been perking for a while, before the election, I noticed some attacks

on my person, supports and the system and seem to recall them other

election years too...

 

20131218

 

 


StalkingByProxy2013

 

Here I sit on a day when most people would normally have family and friends,

but I'm choosing to be alone instead, partially because someone(s)

will not leave me alone...

 

20131128

 

 


RebootingGooberment2013

 

So demand equal / nonpartisan time, if the military can go back to work,

the parks should be open too,

 

 


QBBQ2013

 

 

Had reason to be in Glen Allen, VA, a northern suburb

of Richmond, VA and stopped in at Q BBQ,

one of 4 or so sites in the Greater Richmond area,

not that I could tell the name from the symbol,

not quite a smiley symbol,

and describe an experience there...

 


TempleGrandin2013

 

 

Sometime during some difficult times, I saw a flyer for Temple Grandin

speaking, and paid the student rate to go see her in person,

having seen the movie, and learned a little more...

 


TheTrashGuy2013

 

Another week, another set of cans, but someone has to setup,

cleanup, and be pushed aside, because that is the role...

 


Taxi2013

 

While watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXiU-OP2Rlo

thinking about missing CommieCamp2012

wondering if the scratches could be guitar strings

and the lint made into a screensaver/ musically

controlled visual....

 

 


TheDarkSide2013

 

Used to be the Dark Side of the Moon, a song by Pink Floyd,

but also a euphemism, for the underside of things,

and like cross dressing intel  double agents,

below is some of it...  the truth is closer to sci fi every day...

 


Sturgis2013

 

Once a year, and for the 73rd year, motorcyclists converge on Sturgis, SD http://www.sturgis-sd.gov/

for a Rally http://www.sturgis.com/...

 


DearBedBugs2013

 

With "Strong Feelings" came a lapse into the traditional system,

and a brief description of the result(s), or lack thereof...

 


DearTwentySomethings2013

 

Waking up in the early am, after a few weeks of an emotional rollercoaster

(aka "Strong Feelings") I have some things to say to mostly the TwentySomethings

I encounter, or if you're not in that age bracket, maybe you can interpolate/

extrapolate....

 

 


Circle2013

 

Harry Chapin does a good story telling job...

It has a Beginning, Middle and End., in three part harmony,

whatever that is...

 


WildThing2013

 

Tone Loc - Wild Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=387ZDGSKVSg

 

Sam Kinison Wild Thing VH1 Classic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwNW8lqe1tk

 

 


CourseEvalForm2013

 

NVCC Welding Class evaluation form, typed in, for comments...

 


FreeBirds2013

 

Adult themes:

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebird with eagle flying, motorcycles and nudity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiB-MG49spw

Broken Link above, gdrug got it for nudity...

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Tuesday's Gone, stage performance, near current time,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysP_X_CmE_s

 


WeldingBasics2013

 

A little experience with Welding, and some impressions so far...

 


FreeBird2013

 

Kant, in good taste, say why, but a couple video links to even things out...

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebird, in original time, BBC version 1975?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMHjjvLjtAM

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd's history documentary?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AePnPCSFCfI

 

AMF

(from old DC101's? Shock Jock GreaseMan's daily signoff, Adios M F or more PC Adios My Friend, which for moi alternates by mood, like Paul Thorn's Mood Ring, find link...)

 


SlumLords2013

 

Maybe it should be called Games Landlords Play,

but that would be too PC for what is happening...

 

 


RedneckGarage2013

 

Fuck the dealer, get the wrench Earl,

or Larry, and My Other Brother Larry,

we've got a bike to work on,

and I haven't seen anything they can't do,

many things they don't want to do,

the venerable garage, could build a bike

to compete with Orange County Choppers,

but how could you film in there,

it's much smaller, and it's local,

so stop on by for a show,

appearing on the front stand today,

comedian/ Red Neck #1,

with supporting cast in the corner,

Red Neck #2, and appearing occasionally,

the boss, a dad like figure,

knows a lot, but yells, where are my shooting

ear muffs?  A fashion statement to be sure,

and that's from a geeky dresser,

and baggy person, but it's all good,

we have fun here, until we don't...

 


Fools2013

 

With BewareOfTheIdesOfMarch,

March Madness hopefully behind us,

(see TheShortOfIt and just about everything else

up here for examples of how people are mistreated)

 

 


SpringBreak2013

 

Part of being a student, even part time, is Spring Break,

which for most people means going to Florida,

and drinking to excess at the beach,

which I don't do, but went to Florida anyway.

Also there is BikeWeek, which some call TrailerWeek....

 

 


2006March4

 

 

A little history lesson, as this site started with somethings

many moons ago, to quote a saying, and lots has happened

since, some good, some bad, but surely different than

now in 2013, no?

 

20130305 02.41 by Jerry  , to use the old timestamping system

back in a time when multiple writers were assumed...

Hence why a wiki was chosen, and a commercially available one,

supposedly easier than say a Wikipedia

WikiMedia version, not pick on our host(s) PBWiki, now PBWorks,

just noting some history...

Note convention of TitleYYYY changed on this as cyclic nature of the post, and  can't really do

TitleDDYYYY without some number confusion though I  tend to do YYYYMMDD

for sort order over years, which this has tended to go over, long past it's due,

like a midterm, I'm missing now....

Not to worry, School Services for Disabled,  still suck, they were bad then, bad now,

even more hate, discrimination, paper work,

now $1200 worth of testing, it took 5 or so weeks to even tell me that, by email instead of phone,

to tell me what I already know, and is generally known,

I'm disabled, not meaning I can't do anything,  just some areas are problems,

staying on topic, both in and out of class, rather well known...

 

Don't I have some laundry to do, instead of burning off anxiety with writing?

(yeah, that's what I'm calling it...) Or OverEating?  Or being stalked/ harassed

at the grocery store(s)?

 

20130812 fix two typos above

 


WikisSuck2013

 


TheCWord2013

 

(editor not allowing the intro to be pasted, after the browser crashed on a read only file system...)i.e. tech difficulties, hope to clear up later

 


Rally2013

 

 

On Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr  (MLK) Day,

the Virginia State Capital is open for lobbying,

which I've done a few years before,

this time with a little different reception..

 

20120122 04.14 am

 


GodsEgo2013

 

 

Brief description of how people have problems in schools

these days...

 


 

2012

 


Shooters2012

 

Recent and not so recent shootings in schools and communities

remind me of some things, most of which you won't want to hear,

but probably need to, because it's one sided and unfair to people

with Mental Health Issues to think we are all killers...

 

 

 

BuildingCastlesInTheSand2012

 

Describes a little game, Valor, a commercial but no cost to download

(but lots of gotcha sales type things once in...) available for iPhone and Android

smart phone OS based systems (separate worlds, you can't transfer Players/

Cities between device types, as of yet...)

 

 

 


 

HolidayAngst2012

 

Kind of like a pre soak with the warsh,

PreHolidayAngst2012  has come and gone,

but this is game day, big game day,

the turkey might be in the oven,

IDK, I'm not cooking one, I get vegetarian

on the mass slaughter of animals,

and turned one donated one back,

not set it free, mind you, can't

work that Act of God

er, PlayingGod2012

nor even Frankenstorm2012

on a bird, but some things to be grateful for,

even in the pits, or what I call

Dante's Third Ring of Hell,

Put Up Chili Pepper Holiday Lights,

in observance of the sun taking a holiday

EDT, Daylights Savings/ Quitin Time,

and time to hibernate, like a bear...

 

 

 


PreHolidayAngst2012

 

 

I have a theory, that people are stressing about the holidays,

yet to happen...

 

Below is some totally anecdotal evidence to support it...

 

 


Frankenstorm2012

 

Like a lot of things Halloween, you grow out of it,

and it's just kind of nothing, a routine you go through,

or you get into Horror Movies, and Goth and stuff,

which I never did...

 

I guess, with kids, it's different...

Reliving what you did wrong as a kid...

 

 


PreludeToHurricaneSandy2012

 

 

Hurricane Sandy is due to hit the East Coast,

MidAtlantic Area real soon now, times vary,

but nobody is thinking this is happening lightly,

despite the desire to just have some fun...

 

 



PlayingGod2012

 

 

Corollary to SomeOfHowThePoorIsKilledByTheSystems2012

ThePracticalitiesOfFoodDistribution2012  and even back to

a year ago's HippieClownCamp2011  and

AVeteransSonLaughsAndSpitsAtMe2011

plus Elections and some other circus coming to town

stuff going on...

 

 

 


EasyRider2012

 

Movie from 1969 or so, with drugs, girls,

motorcycles, and hippie lifestyle

and some rednecks too...

 

Available online too, as could not find it in

a discount video store

http://www.crackle.com/c/Easy_Rider

 

 


CommieCamp2012

 

Commie Camp is an amalgamation (sp?)/

concatenation of Commie Clothing and

a Intentional Community conference

http://CommunitiesConference.org

held at TwinOaks in Louisa, VA

over Labor Day weekend 2012.

 

 


SomeOfHowThePoorIsKilledByTheSystems2012

 

It's basically about oppression,

in African American and 1960's culture it would be called

"The Man", usually police, but in this case it's a combination

of a lot of factors in modern society leading to the planned

demise of the poor, not by getting wealthy but seemingly

unspoken abuse and neglect...

 

 


TheCookieLadyDies2012

 

Patron saint of bikers dies at 91

 

http://www.nelsoncountylife.com/2012/07/16/cyclists-mourn-loss-of-aftons-cookie-lady-june-curry-passes-at-age-91/

 

 


ThePracticalitiesOfFoodDistribution2012

 

 

It was going to be the Politics of Hunger

or something else for a catchy title,

but practicalities won out in the end...

 

People have problems feeding themselves,

myself included, and when the budget gets

tight, they used to you it was easiest to ask for

food, but in practicality, it's not all that easy,

as with any system, it involves paperwork,

which they did, and waiting which I ended

up doing, a lot, both a week for the day to

come around but less than the paperwork

and waiting a month for other systems of

assistance...

 

 


TheIllusionOfCamping2012

 

 

Camping as such, doesn't seem like real camping to me,

and I will spell out the ways...

 


UnclePhl'sCountryStore

 

Typo in the name, but not sure how links refresh,

so keeping it that way, plus adding a little...

 

  "I went into a general store, and they wouldn't sell me anything specific".
          -- Steven Wright

 

Funny partially because, it's a General Store, not Country Store,

as I called it/ remembered it when tired... 

But you don't buy generals, nor ministers/Priests there

(aside: Prince Gallitzin was a Russian Prince who gave up his

throne to become a US Priest, and Charles Schwab

was a wealthy financial adviser to steel magnate/ billionaire/

robber baron's, now that name of a investment place,

Schwab died in poverty...)  Phil is nice and hard

working, up early (opens 5.30 am) and feeding

travelers/fishers/hunters "real" food, eggs, sausage/meat,

potatoes/wedgies, nice cabbage and noodles,

ice cream etc..

 

 

Original Introduction to UnclePhl'sCountryStore

 

Fairly Big Country Store in Fallen Timber, PA

near Prince Gallitzen Gallitzin State Park

(where ever that is...)

 

I basically got on the meal plan there,

despite going all over the middle

and southwestern part of the state,

skipping a trip to Pittsburgh to sight see,

before leaving the area, because of the heat..

 

 

 


Autreat2012

 

Spanning July 4th this year, last year, or the year

previous in Bradford, it was ending week before,

because I ended up driving during the fireworks

starting and crashing/ sleeping as it happened...

 

OK, so low on money to go to Autreat,

registered for Non Lodging and Non Meal Plan,

which brought down the cost to something

reasonable for me, but left a lot to be figured

out, I don't recommend it for people who are

doing their first Autreat, mine was on campus,

meal plan first time, second time, on campus,

off meal plan, as first year I felt sick, and I'm

non vegan, (oddly having a forced meal choice

thrust upon me, makes me want to eat

more meat instead of the other way around...)

 

 

TrackDays2012

 

 

Track Days, for me, are motorcycle

(and presumably car/cage)

rentals of the Racing Track.

(And also Velodrome/bicycling, but we don't have

one around here/ DC yet, they are working on it)

But it's so low level, beginner,

that it's not really racing, just

as playing tag football is not the NFL.

 

But the normal rules don't apply,

no police with speed cameras/ radar guns,

but also, you are on the track

with people like yourself, motorcyclists

who think they know what they are doing,

perhaps testosterone or estrogen poisoned,

and well, also instructors that do know what

they are doing...

 

And for those who are interested, there is

a free lunch time run around the track,

in 20 minute session, as appetizer/

pre-sales.,,

 


ColumbiaPikeBluesFestival2012

 

 

Recurring annually, last year's comments were

not found, maybe combined on another page?

 

Anyways, a quick placeholder for another year's

experience...

 

 


TinnerHillBluesFestival2012

 

Previously that day, NoPlaceForBikesAtDMV2012

but once a year, the last one I missed, AFAICT,

TinnerHillorgBluesFestival was two years ago?

 


NoPlaceForBikesAtDMV2012

 

 

So after ~12 months of sitting on salvage,

too expensive renting vehicles to do summer conferences,

so many last year, looking like none this year,

the repairs are unreasonable,

the rules don't make sense,

seeing like it's a scam, and I'm the victim,

it seems, benefiting the people who declare it totaled,

(insurance who speaks of it as their vehicle,

provided a rent a cage while in the shop,

can't rent Motorcycles, (forced into a cage)

but not after, and not enough,

to get something else,

other demands of spend within a month (benefits)...

but no way to get there, not enough information available,

and "can't have that"...)

researching obscure laws and policies,

even the internet doesn't provide much help with,

 

Insurance claims person doesn't know of the salvage process

a different department, "you can call them", them being undeclared,

wait forever on voice for either unknowing and likely rude response,

basically go away, we are done with you...

 

Profiteering by the mechanics, shops, types of shops,

(have to take it apart to find out,

well, get insurance to put it back together.

insurance doesn't have to...)

who profits by it?

and the enforcement that fees, presumably fines and arrests

(read threats) and gets you off the road,

basically, after much uncertainty,

huge amounts of angst,

approximately a month wait time each go around

snickering postal employees, "took something out of your mail"

"just joking" back in line for filling out more information,

 

Wait, then Hurry Up, for phone call received late in the day,

various personal infomration but anonamized

(partial), "Inspector X, I want to see the vehicle",

tone insistent, and typical officer type interaction,

you can verify that, so I try calling salvage (my third time),

we can't verify that, different department,

in my real other life, before interruptions,

I had laundry piling up to do,

and needed to do to go out at all,

look somewhat presentable,

shorts are lacking, only own a few pairs,

not enough to get through the week,

errands to run, packages to receive,

but not delivered,

RetailDiscrimination2012 

and BioLogicReeCharge2012 to follow up on

so had to go get,

as would not be around at some random

unknown time to pickup,

not getting the attempted drop off slip, it's a lie, he didn't stop,

knock, went home to wait for something that didn't show up,

 

Back to transportation hell,

and missing registration

could not be done on line,

costly, fees adding up $135 here,

$10 there, and other $10 there,

$12 there, and the waiting...

 

Words are failing the frustration, humiliation, anger,

and outrage experienced in a system

designed that hates my type, of various varieties,

biker, baggy, poor, disabled, etc...

 

 

LabRat101Circa2012

 

 

Contacted by someone who read this NoVAPeers.PBWorks.com

"blog" and giving some advice to those who get contacted

to be a LabRat...

 


RetailDiscrimination2012

 

Going into businesses can be hazardous to your health,

emotional well being and safety...

 


TED2012

 

TED.com Technology Education and Design

or somesuch is an interesting collection of

video that I'll briefly survey some things I liked

seeing there...

 

 


CharlieRoseOnDepression2012

 

Charlie Rose's brain series, second time around,

this episode on Depression with doctors

and researchers, and one C/S/X type author,

so a little lopsided, IMO on the "they"/ labrat type

attitude and one of the main Docs smiling

when points seem to be won for Medication/ Pharm approaches,

 

http://www.hulu.com/watch/366103/charlie-rose-brain-series-2-depression

 


BikeToWorkDay2012

 

Annual event of celebrating Biking when the weather

is good, early in the season, though most of the regulars

commuted all winter, a few days impassible,

and get SWAG (Stuff We All Get) and celebrate

for a day, one of many on Bike Month...

Cold and Rain not so bad, Oppressive Heat

on it's way in July and August...

 

Sorry, had to "Keep it Real" :-)

 


ChuckBrownPassed  

 

Chuck Brown, the God Father of Go-Go passed recently,

so remembering some of his events where I encountered him

and his music...

 


MariaMontessoriOwnersManualOfAChild2012

 

Ran across this link

http://mariamontessori.com/mm/?p=1674

looking up Montessori education and the Doctor

who created it.

http://en.WikiPedia.org/wiki/Montessori_education

notes some riff between the American educational system

and the doc's branding or fidelity of her methods

but says the AMS American Montessori Society

has resolved it...

 

I merely posted a comment that for some reason

isn't being posted, so will put it up here, and hope

they will learn to be more inclusive in the future...

 


ArlBAC20120507

 

Arlington Bike Advisory Committee meeting,

in Bike Month, same as the other two or three I'd been to,

ram through the agenda, don't care if others don't

even know where the intersection is located at,

including the guy to my right who had just talked

about one intersection I don't know (I don't know most

of them by name)...

 

We want to be at Willie Nelson Concert at 9.30

Club instead...

 

Oh, and they cleaned up Freedom Plaza

of the Occupy people too... Snickering

County Engineer...

 


ForTheBirdsAngryNestDroppedOnChickAndChickens2012

 

 

A long convoluted title about various types of birds, so see body section below

for what it's all about...

 

CAUTION: CAN BE DISTURBING

 


OccupyDCMayDayAndAngerEtc2012

 

So went back by OccupyDC.org on MayDay (May 1)

as I said I hoped to, but before most of the MayDay events

in Malcolm X / Meridian Park, as had other things to do

that day, and didn't check my calendar before opening

My Big Mouth and Inserting My Foot...

Hmm toes, tasty :-/)

 

 

A more reasoned and rational outrage is below

(CLICK TITLE LINK ABOVE TO GET TO FULL PAGE),

hopefully...

 

 


OnePercentOfficeAccess2012

 

I stopped by OccupyDC on the way from a Science and Tech Festival

at the touristy Convention Center...

 

There was a meeting going on about access to a presumably donated church

office space, with not address given, but maybe on the site, if it happens

and policy and procedures for that, AFAICT.

 

Keys how many keys to we need?

 

Like the Italian Cop at Court House, the space people occupy

around them is their home, and should be treated with respect,

like anyone else's personal space...

 

But I rant, and here is one below trying to figure out WTF

is going on with Occupy and Office Space?

 

 


ScienceTechAndEngineeringFestival2012

 

A big aerospace company, like Lockheed Martin or similar

is involved in this event somehow...

 


GeekingOutWithRaspberryPi2012

 

 

RaspberryPi.org developed a small low  cost computer like the

OneLaptopPerChild XO ( http://Laptop.org ).  It was very popular,

with the now typical hype and overwhelming web servers to order

the first batches.  Having gotten in line, months ago, and finally

got one, thought I'd report (not full journalistic reporting, as I'd

like some time to spend on the machine), but something for those

who may not be as geeky...

 


BioLogicReeCharge2012  

 

 

Been looking for some way to power devices

like headlights, netbook, assistive tech/ GPS, etc,

as touring and commuting is longer than most

battery life, especially with heavy use,

long commutes and/ or remote touring

 

I eventually researched and found eWorks,

a $300+ solution, but never got it...

 

Near Winter Holidays, I found ThinkBioLogic.com

and eventually got a new local bike store in Falls Church

( BikeNetic.com ), to become a dealer of it,

after all the big bike shops (Performance, REI,

Revolution, ProShops, etc) didn't know what it was,

and wouldn't even special order it.

 


3DPrinter2012

 

3D printing is extruding plastic (ABS, PLA, PLE, or aluminum) in 3 Dimensions

by computer control, to print real world objects,  from a computer 3D files

like downloaded from ThingieVerse.com , ShapeWays.com , custom designs,

or SD type memory card.

 

Computerized Manufacturing like CNC (Computer Numerical Control)

have been around for a long time, but having a desktop and affordable

one like Makerbot  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MakerBot_Industries )

may revolutionize the industry...

 

Like a LaserPrinter, when they first came out, they are expensive,

in the $1000 range to buy a low end model, but makers/ hackers

have got the price down by Open Hardware, bulk ordering,

assembling yourself, and other innovative means...

 

So at a target price of $400, I decided to try to build one,

and was going to wait until it was working to write more about it,

but I got geeky ( GeekingOutWithRaspberryPi2012

BioLogicReeCharge2012  so decided to write about it earlier ;-)

 


FortheLoveofScottbyJoHamilton2012

 

Exact title of the book is

For the Love of Scott!

by Jo Hamilton

but PBWorks probably doesn't do the Exclamation Mark (!)

in page titles, like QuestionMarks (?) so put it up front...

 

SPOILING

 

A disturbing book, written by the big sister of Scott, a young man

diagnosed with testicular Cancer, the C word, and treated/ mistreated/

Medical Harm of 15x the dosage of experimental chemo therapy

(Caspin?) until his eyes and organs were bleeding out,

writhing in pain when he asked to stop experimental chemo

treatment and the arrogant docs and nurses involved

ignored protocol and the law killing him for protocol

and experimentation, claiming completing the treatment

which normally makes one wish to die, overdosing causing harm.

and death, which he had escaped the cancer...

 

Jo, goes through the good days of growing up with her

little brothers, in rural Iowa, where everyone knew everyone,

people helped each other as a matter of course,

and rural survival, only to go to the big city,

trusting doctors and the medical system,

which she worked in as a technologist / specialist

with the FBI or similar in Virginia

 

 

MindingAndMiningYourTeeth2012

 

Some Dental Schools still have a lot to learn about how to treat people...

 


PolicingTheDream2012

 

 

Surprisingly Not a rant about Police forces...

 

Read on, I guess...

 

RollingTheMovie2012

 

Disability film link send out from

one of cutie/sweeties at the Gesundhiet experience

and some of my comparative experiential

response...

 


MiceRatsAndMickey2012

 

So something moved, and didn't really see anything,

no real proof, must have been a reflection in my glasses,

then more sounds, and eventually a rustling behind the door

which is also behind the mirror...  Look back behind the mirror

on the floor and nothing then a long tailed fairly big thing

making a racket...  Go out and talk to the apartment management,

they don't have anyone for a while, and then come look around...

 


IHadADream2012

 

Morning / mourning after MLK Day 2012

reflecting on how it's been...

 


RobertsRulesVsConcensus2012

 

Roberts Rules of Order, Parliamentary Procedure

for meetings and groups, used in small (read non profits)

to large organizations (read guberment)

versus the contender, Concensus, where everyone

has to agree, but there isn't a set known standard

on how to do it, or most don't know it, so stumble and

fumble along...

 

 

TheMindFuckThatIsArcOfNOVA2012

 

Weekend before MLK Rally, some people

need to know what it's really like, and ironically

on Friday the 13th, November the other year,

a few back, a Fairfax Special Forces man

was killed for picking flowers...

 

And I Have A Dream,  yet unrealized

of caring for All people, as difficult as that is,

sometime before I die...

 

20120113 3.27 am Jerry

 


2011


ComeOutOfTheSewingCloset2011

 

From BadWill2011 to learning to Sew,

yet undone, see AVeteransSonLaughsAndSpitsAtMe2011

and HippieClownCamp2011  for some reasons to sew,

clown pants, juggling balls, and well, an alternative

view on what gender is...

 

Plus, for a limited time,

Prelude to Sewing for Men...

 

Dry.Amemoir.ByLUSHAugustenBurroughs.

 

OK, so PBWorks.com page names don't do periods,

Dry.Amemoir.ByLUSHAugustenBurroughs.

is what is should have been.  Other things it doesn't do,

is Question Marks, like PatrickAsSaint?

and other stuffs...

 

But it's free, not Love, but a service.

 

Anyways, Dry, is a book about Augusten's

Detox and live without his fav Dewar's,

and Foster, and Pighead, and stuff,

like AA, and other non traditional things

like anonymity, how ever that is spelled...

 

And it's SPOLING, but that got boring,

so LUST substituted like an email

spam filtering process...

 

StarDate 20111129 11.14 am

or whatever

 


HippieClownCamp2011

 

So what's Hippie Clown Camp?

 

Difficult to explain...  Remember the 1960's?

Well, then, you haven't lived it...

as they say...

 

Many may not have been alive during the 1960's,

as a whole new generation has popped out,

and the resurgence of 1970's shows like

That '70's Show and stuff, some fashion/

bad fashion and nostalglia which seems to go

on the 20-30 year cycle, remember or learning

what their parents grew up with, so for 2000

it would be the 1970's or 1980's?  Not the 1960's

but well, like Vietnam Veterans and lots of others,

some hippies are still back there...

 

AVeteransSonLaughsAndSpitsAtMe2011

 

Hunter "Patch" Adams, MD's Gesundheit! Institute

Crafting Your Humanism medical elective October 2011,

in Hillsboro, WV contained a "healing" where I was the

subject/ object...  Farting, while originally humorous,

got old on daily "healings".

 

I created a clause where others had to receive and

give treatments too, and didn't end up doing them all,

nor did everyone else, but my "insurance ran out"...

 

As it seems, my Housing...

 


OfMiceAndAliensAnAspergerAdventureByKathyHoopmann

 

A kids book, but good on many levels, for Aspergers,

Autism Spectrum and other uses, like some fun...

 


WABAs50States13ColoniesRide2011

 

50 State named streets within DC in under 8 hours,

or 13 Colonies in a shorter time.

 

 

WABAAnnualMeeting2011

 

 

Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA.org)'s

annual meeting, with elections for board,

and annual report type business...

 

 

TheDarknessOfBeing2011

 

Another digression into Race, this time

off of a Smithsonian Natural History Museum,

or should I call it unNatural History?

as race was presented as a construct,

socially defined, not in scientific fact,

eventually science doesn't hold up

to it, evidence from the way the fellowship

was being run, not the presentation,

but the "worship" essentially segregating

peoples like me with disabilities and not

the same interests, a comment about

Thomas Jefferson , who had 200 slaves

going off into the history and ideas behind

that silenced?

 


TheNewWorld2011

 

 

Probably more have died on the roads,

than in the attacks so things like

from a bike touring list,

http://www.kenkifer.com/newworld/index.htm

may give an alternative,

we had a big rush when it was an unknown

enemy, back in Sputnik days,

why can't we be motivated to do something

better?

 

20110911 7.05 am Jerry

 


MoreAutreat2011PostProcessing

 

Writing to online group, but can't use that online email system very well,

for long writings, which I need a writing tool I normally use,

and can edit/ clean up, and because it related to what already

said, put up here...

 


MakeACareer2011

 

Make A Career Of Humanity.

Commit Yourself To The Noble Struggle For Human Rights.

You Will Make A Greater Person Of Yourself,

A Greater Nation Of Your Country

And A Finer World To Live In.

 

District of Columbia 1959

 

MLK Jr. Memorial

 

Addendum:

http://www.nps.gov/nama

NPS Flyer including "The name, likeness

and quotations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are the intellectual

property of The Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Inc.

and are used with express permission."  This on public land,

public funds, public, but somehow freedom doesn't ring

as true for me when copyRight isn't CopyLeft...

 

Ironically, someone handing out $1,000,000 dollar bills with

Obama's face on it (not a dead president)

selling Jesus http://TheGoodPersonTest.net ...

 

20110905 aka Labor Day

 

ArlingtonHousingCommissionMeeting2011

 

Attended my first Arlington Housing Commission

meeting, and some impressions and comments

upon that public meeting...

 


RecoveryForID2011

 

SAMHSA misses the boat again...

http://feedback.samhsa.gov/forums/129063-closed-definition-of-recovery

 

 


HurricaneIrene2011

 

Waiting the calm before the storm, too quiet really,

would be better to be frantic and tired instead,

wonder if someone trimmed that tree,

60 mph winds might take it down, don't have anything

underneath it, but maybe it takes out power lines again?

 

EarthQuake2011

 

Shake, rattle and roll, DC...

Now, if it could get Congress Moving...

And news reports of our local nuclear power plants,

shutting down, makes you say hmmm...

 


AroundTheWorldOnTwoWheelsByPeterZheutlin

 

A cross the world trip, first by a woman, before the right to vote,

showing men a thing or two, not to mention journalism

about sensationalism of the time, and maybe even

her own distant family...

 


SpokesongsByWillieWeir

 

Subtitled "Bicycle Adventures on Three Continents", this 140 page book

with a few black and white photos in each chapter, and maps, of the

continents: India, Africa and the Balkans/ Eastern Europe

or where ever that really is...

 


ThreeCupsOfTeaByGregMortensonAndDavidOliverRelin

 

SPOILING, this book review, description, or impressions,

give a little about the book I normally would not be reading,

but bought it to increase my bill, to hopefully get free shipping,

but online, it was from so many different sources, that

it probably didn't save me anything, though browsing like

in a brick and mortar store, mishaps do happen...

 

Someone I randomly encountered liked this book, and I,

having run out of money following Autreat2011 ,

could relate to the starving climber bum part,

he lived in his car, saving money while working odd shifts

as an ER nurse to go back and keep his promise,

to build a school, with donations, mostly a Silicon Valley

pioneer climber, one of the few climbers who

visiting the area to climb, actually kept his word,

and then got an alpine society to help fund schools

in the area...

 


Autreat2011

 

I guess you have to experience it,

my experience, or some parts of it,

are on the title link above...

 


lookmeintheeyemylifewithaspergersByJohnElderRobison

 

Book with a kid on the front, late 50's, early 60's red crosshatched

pattern, with eyes and mouth closed tightly shut...

As if one were jumping into  a pool and didn't want water to get in...

Ironically enough some of the sess pool type experiences

he grows up with, both inside and outside the family are included,

but otherwise a rather positive / uplifting book.by the brother of

Augusten Burroughts, of Running with Scissors

and YouBetterNotCryBySPOILEDAugustenBurroughs fame...

 

 


BicycleFilmFestival2011

 

Another year at the biker's Mecca...

Good stuff, wish I had a DVD or more links to share...

 


ComputingAcrossAmericaBook

 

Interesting bike touring book, with plenty of gadgets, and electronics,

though from the later part of the 1980's...

 


FortDupontSummerConcertSeries2011

 

Biking in the area near North East and decide to hit the concert

coming up that evening...

 

Compare with last year's

http://novapeers.pbworks.com/FortDupontSummerConcertSeries2010

 


GoodbyeCruelWorld2011

 

In record time, only a week, went from joining

a field test, spending so many hours with the "product",

trying it, putting stuff up, adding my address book,

or parts of it, to being excluded,

so virtually don't exist to at least 60 people who

recognized me, when most would not,

face to face, in person...

 


AfricanAmericansDon'tBike2011

 

After years attending Bike Advocacy meetings in Alexandria, VA

a comment dismissing the possibility of outreach to the

African American community, makes me walk out of a meeting...

 


GooglePlus2011

 

Google+ is Google's answer to FaceBook and maybe Twitter too.

They had tried Wave, and it kind of failed, near as I can tell.

 


BikeTechWheelBuilding

 

Wheel building is putting together the parts

of a wheel and a whole lot more, but it seems to be

a rite of passage for a bike mechanic, so I'll

get into it a little...

 


AutismLinks

 

Collection of links to this site for Autreat.com and general Autism

stuff like movie DVDs, etc sent to a confidential Autreat.com

list (AutreatInfo or similar yahoo group, look it up if you qualify to join),

but since I wrote it, I can share it publicly, collecting my

Autism related stuff for those interested, and probably those not

interested...

 


CriticalMassDC20110701

 

Critical Mass is a worldwide bike ride (I call it a "Bike Pride Parade" tm)

with all sorts of people, this one is DC meets the First Friday of every month

at Dupont Circle (the statue in the Circle) and rides randomly around DC

for about 2 hours.

 

Below (see video links off of the title page link above) is some video

and a few stills from one such ride...

 

20110702 10.53 am Jerry


CarribeanFestival20110625

 

An annual event along Georgia Avenue in North West Washington,

from Petworth to Howard University, full of music and further

down, food, booths, etc.  Lots of people, parade style,

with huge audio systems pulled by tractor trailers

generators and followed by people dancing,

usually in costume/  traditional dress, and some

pulling huge trains of decorations...

 


FathersDay2011

 

Rambling down memory lane,

some good, some bad, well, truthfully mostly bad,

as I tend to write to figure out stuff, and don't have much

positive to figure out, so end up writing the bad stuff,

this time on Father's Day topic, as if I stay on topic...

 

20110619 8.03 am Jerry

 


AndTheHorseYouRodeInOn2011

 

By now most people I already know, have heard

I got a motorcycle, but not the gory details...

 


VOCALCon2011

 

Missed some stuff in the BambisOutToGetMeAndSnakesInTheStore2011

so giving a clearer page name and more academic/ less biased/

ranting approach...  Oh, and a book list from the Con's SilentAuction...

 


BambisOutToGetMeAndSnakesInTheStore2011

 

Drivng SkyLine Drive, Deer (aka Bambi's) hanging out like

gang members on street corners waiting to pick off

(or should I say Tick off?) drivers

and then the other creatures in Dollar General in Radford, VA

at VOCALCon2011 ...

 

Oh, and ranting about Vomitting off the cafeteria foods,

parking problems, dorm noise and lots of other stuffs...

 


TechnicalGroupDynamics2011

 

Among the technical groups I'm involved with, or have experienced,

it's really a different animal, conceived on different assumptions,

about people and groups, and how they interact, AFAICT.

 


RMGNVRPP2011

 

It barks like a provider,

It looks like a hospital,

It stinks like a back door closed room deal,

and it may be just plain illegal?

 

It's a partnership, one sided, in favor of the other side...

Yet again...

 


Taxes2011

 

Along with Toys come taxes, well Uncle Sam wants his part,

and it's how the services you may depend upon are paid for,

they say one thing is certain, Death and Taxes...

 

Paula Poundstone, a classic depressive,

along with Steve Wright and some others,

George Carlin, Robin Williams (had that up part,

so many are jealous about, but real mania,

as in can not sit, pacing the hospital

and can't even stop to drink water,

breeds exhaustion, like a car racing engine

burns everything and eventually likely out...

 

Well, Paula seems to have said,

Death after taxes, a tired feeling really

or very similar (maybe can find on youtube?)

 

[ http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/33021.html ]

 


Toys2011

 

 

They say toys are for kids,

but they are also what people call the fun stuff,

and other meanings...

 

Technology is sometimes fun (when it works)

but it is expensive, and well, the digital divide and all...

 

 


HousingCompared2011

 

Housing systems compared, from experience but a little anonymized...

 


WretchesAndJabberersMovie2011

 

Disability movie related to Autism Month

premiered in Georgetown AMC over the weekend,

and well, you can't see it for a while, it will be on some

cable channel I don't have, and eventually on DVD,

but here is some info about my impressions of it,

for the general public (and others)...

 

20110423 Addendum: April 23, 2011 Two places (both AMC) showing TODAY

Gaithersburg, MD & Columbia MD.  See WretchesAndJabberers.org

for details on that and one in Fairfax, VA on MAY 12,  2011.

I still want the DVD, as watching in theatres, and you can't pause

"STOP THE WORLD" ;-/

 


4WheelsBad2WheelsGood3WheelsMaybe

 

Started trying to be funny on April 1,

as been thinking about transportation for a while,

while days of rain, and stuck inside, hungry,

angry, lonely and tired...

 

And cold too...

 


FIRSTRegionalCompetitions2011

 

FIRST ( something like Foundations of Innovation Robotics Science & Tech)

think High School geeks doing NASCAR Pit Crews

with Robots...

 

At the DC Convention Center, Friday 3/25/2011

and Saturday 3/26/2011, Thursday was practice,

and I hear it went late...

 


TheFinePrint2011

 

This has been a long time coming...

 

20110323 1.53 - 4.09 am Jerry

 


ProvidersRevenge2011

 

Tables turn, not always for the best...

Seasons change, not always for the better

(tornado, flooding, earthquakes, etc)

and well some things never seem to change,

"providers" being one of them...

Taxpayers and politicians another?

 

20110313 ?? am Jerry

 


UPay2011

 

Moving experiences...

 

Adventures in moving <sarcasm>...

Long rant, some about moving companies, rental place,

and going off into tangents of history and scooters,

gas, running out of it, and well that's the metaphor

for now, out of gas, and asked for help...

 

20110227 10.32 am Jerry

 


3FootPassingBillFailed2011

 

Update on BikeCulture2011 comments about 3 Foot Passing Bicyclists

FAILED

 

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/02/wider-bicycle-passing-distance-fails-close-va-house-vote

 

I guess we aren't human, nor worth living...

Well Done VA.  Sit in your SUVs and kill more people

by being too lazy to turn the wheel a little more

and avoid us.

 

And you wonder why we pull up at stop lights,

getting in front of the exhaust,

we're trying to breath without your exhaust pipes in our faces...

And then get out of the intersection,

as moving slowly we swerve more

and widen the gap between vehicles...

Easier passing for both.  Wonder who we lose this season?

 

20110216 13.10 pm Jerry

 

2011021810.04 am Jerry

  added rants and body of the article/ verbage, plus links to relevant bill numbers reports and analysis

  and corrected month on previous dated log

 

 


ValentinesDayWeekend2011

 

Take a moment to acknowledge that this is a holiday weekend,

of sorts, Valentine's Day weekend, while technically

Valentine's Day is Monday February 14, 2011,

but it's the weekend closest, so why not?

 

20110212 8.32 am Jerry

 


CrookedBeautySaturdayFebruary12GWUHosp

 

Mental Health movie coming locally to George Washington Hospital

Auditorium (in the basement) THIS SATURDAY EVENING at 7.30 pm.

 

Movie then long discussion afterwards, is announced somewhere

else...  And some advocacy training event too. 

Check with DBSANCA.org for more information.

 

20110208 8.50 am Jerry

 


BikeCulture2011

 

Some people you may not have met,

on bikes and off, who might benefit from not

being hit by a careless driver, and the 3 foot

passing law, up in Virginia, might help that...

 

Bikers (like MH people) come in all sizes, shapes, ages,

education, cultures, etc...

 


GroundHogDayAllOverAgain2011

 

What? You're late?

 

Do it over...

 


PITDC20110127

 

Point In Time survey of unsheltered homeless in Washington, DC

Seemed to be a press event this year :-(

 

20110130 in middle of the night

20110131 cleanup and additions by Jerry

 


SnowProblems20110126

 

Yelled at by a bus driver, probably previously

nice, about getting permission to take a photo

of a bus, when it was on a public street,

blocking traffic and my photo ops,

Point In Time survey/ census delayed

returning home after a fall and likely injury

on another busy intersection.

 

20110127 10.33 am Jerry

 


Rally2011

 

Pulling out some rally comments from other pages

and adding video links now that some of it is [ finally ] uploaded...

Until there is much here, see below...

 


MoreUpbeat2011

 

 

Was trying to get the mood up higher,

but the undercurrents getting me?

 

20110125 11.00 am Jerry

 


MoreLosses

 

You may not know him, but Cliff Carle

was a photographer and Vendor of Street Sense.

http://streetsense.org/2009/06/cliff-carle/

for his old vendor page.  The pdf archive of the 

paper special centerfold doesn't seem to be online,

and new issue just came out...

 

20110120 5.16 am Jerry

 


NewYear2011

 

Starting as a place holder for the New Year,

but might drone on about some stuff,

eventually.  Come to think of it OWN

(Oprah Winfrey Network) started up. 

And she doesn't have much to fill

24x7 yet, or just too tired to be interesting?

 


2010

 


MormonTemple20101230

 

Visit to DisneyLand on the Beltway,

my first, and deal with the beauty of the place,

and the attempts at conversion, a little hard sell

for my tastes, I'd think you would be hard pressed

to even find a priest or nun or rabbi in most

churches, synagogues, and convents,

but missionaries were everywhere I turned,

trying to talk to me, and I'm basically asocial,

so a little annoying, but they let me in their

house of worship/ visitor's center,

so can't be all that bad?

 

20110102 9.57 am Jerry written up late

 

 


TempleGrandinDVDSPOILING

 

 

Stream of consciousness probably impossible to follow,

but that is the life, my life anyway, this time about Temple

Grandin HBO movie DVD...

 

20101231 12.12 pm Jerry

 

YouBetterNotCryBySPOILEDAugustenBurroughs

 

Little book of 206 pages, small pages, a page turner

really, and the flashing santa on the cover, might

need a plain brown wrapper, reading it on the subway,

might get you noticed, not by  the drunken carrolers

but by the pervs. It's trashy, it's pop culture, but

seeing black and white movies, Street Car Named Desire,

by Tennessee someone, think it was set in SF,

but anyway, a diversion from the real full

catastrophe called the holidays...

 


DownGradingVeloCityCoop2010

 

Warning to those that consider this Non Profit,

or proported to be 501c3 as a social services

agency, in it's treatment of individuals of the

disability community, and likely minority communities.

 


WiringPublicHousing2010

 

Suggesting government and private partnerships

consider wiring internet into public housing

like little college campuses and considering

it as a utility, since most applications and communications

with Human Services, Social Services, etc require

online skills and access.  Head Start school

age learning, and making ends meet for people,

disabled, poor, disenfranchised, might be a helping

hand, similar to OneLaptopPerChild (laptop.org)

we help fund overseas.

 


NextBusDoesnt2010

 

Rants about transportation, discrimination,

sn*w, and many other things,

as an automated call without saying who

it is, or who they are calling for,

expects a call back, nay demands a call back,

on a "civil matter", or similar, but the first call I've gotten,

first I've heard of it, and said I've not returned calls.

 

Maybe not everyone doesn't understand,

phones aren't good communication devices

for everyone, disabled, and different,

in many ways...

 


ABoyInsideSPOILING

TheBoyInsideSPOILING

 

Some quick comments about a DVD movie called

A Boy Inside, including some spoiling things,

so read the beginning to the SPOILS part

if you haven't seen it and don't want to be

"spoiled"...

 

Er, a quick fact check. TheBoyInside

IcarusFilms.com

Fanlight.com

47 minutes. Copyright 2006

From the Fanlight Collection.

 


GamesPublicHousingPlays2010

 

Following a little Eric Berne, MD's book, Games People Play,

Housing Choice Voucher, landlords/ Public Housing Authorities

and other parts of the system seem to play some games

consumers need to be aware of...

 


TooSoonToSayGoodbyeByArtBuchwald

 

Humorist takes it to the end, writing late in his

career, even in Hospice, describing visitors

when he would not die on schedule, outliving

other residents, becoming the poster boy

for hospice, regressing back to military service,

Paris, meeting his wife, outliving her,

and losing his leg, then planning his funeral,

five speakers including Tom Brokaw,

fellow depressive/ manic depressive now called

bipolar Mike  Wallace, and Ben Bradlee,

George Stevens, Jr.,

Ken Starr,

his Doctor Michael A. Newman,

his son, Joel, and lesbian daughter

Jennifer.and finally Carly Simon, a singer

on Martha's Vineyard, with the theme song

Too Soon to Say Goodbye (pages 180-181).

 

See the index to see if you're in it...

Not likely, but check anyway, as Art's gone,

with style and grace, and is getting the last laugh...

 

20101105 16.34 pm Jerry

 


RaceToTheDeath2010

 

Old guy enters

DeadCityHalloween.BlogSpot.com

and tries to just finish, but really, like Marines,

running the Marathon this early am, or not,

in a far far land, just make it out alive,

and with honor...

 

20101031 6.58 am by Anonymous Guest

 


MindsOnTheEdgeDisturbinglyBoring

 

MindsOnTheEdge.org from SLAMHSA, PBS, Fred Friendly Seminars,

basically hypothetical cases of bad mental health consumers/ survivors/

ExPatients done wrong. Old hospital and med based, no alternatives,

nothing consumer run but the Token Peer Specialist,

Family and Psychiatrist that didn't speak English well,

so really Anti Stigma Done Wrong.

 


WaitingForGodAgain2010

 

A rambling musing of the later years, housing,

purpose and contributions, media and portrayals,

betrayals and denials of things old, myself included...

 

20100923 7.00 am Jerry (who else?)

 


HitByACar2010

 

Careless driver hits me...

 


ADepressionVideo

 

I've read a fair amount on depression and certainly lived a lot,

been to a lot of clinical trainings, but actually learned something

from this one, so sharing it with others, as fall is a depression time

for lots of people...

 


HugATreeNotAWeapon2010

 

Uninformed commentary on the Discovery

Hostage situation, from a disabled person...

 

20100901 18.13 pm Jerry

 


FortDupontSummerConcertSeries2010

 

Off after eventful days  and little sleep

to the last concert of the summer Series

at Fort Dupont, in South East DC,

and all my baggage, white and otherwise

getting in my way of having some fun

and actually seeing the headline event...

 

20100822 12.54 pm Jerry

 


StartABikeClinicAtFarmersMarketThenCatchBikeHouse

 

Instigate Farmers Market Clinic

with MRBikeCoop co-founder and organizer

and then to the BikeHouse Saturday

coop time...

 

20100822 12.56 pm Jerry

 


RoundTwo

 

Some ranting about the next step in the

Voucher application process...

 

20100822 10.53 am Jerry

 


GoFish2010

 

Not at all inspiring, positive, or even useful,

but that is the depressed/ disabled life at times...

 

20100820 06.09 am Jerry

 


SomeBikeCoopYouthProgramLearning

 

From an initial visit to PhoenixBikes ,

learning a little about what it is and

how it operates, and comparing with

some of the other ones like VeloCityBikeCoop

TheBikeHouse and eventually MRCoop

new DC TheBikeSpace and maybe

creating one of my own sometime

in the future...

 

20100810 9.43 am Jerry

 


TheGreatDivideMovieInMtPleasantLamontPark

 

SPOILING

 

Needs a better catcher headline

but It's a Link now, so guess I'm (and your) stuck with it

describing a Movie in the Park in Mount Pleasant, NW DC

roughly between Adams Morgan and Georgia Avenue Petworth,

where TheBikeHouse had a clinic/ stand helping neighbors,

and others building and maintaining bike culture,

plus the DC Bike Ambassadors program running

a table, the event was sponsored by Cricket Wireless,

and the Mt Pleasant Neighborhood Association,

better writing and descriptions with background

http://www.mtpleasantdc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=23166&sid=283e5b969ea05f6fb6145e5b7bd38733

 

It's one of a series of movies in the park.

next one is Latino in Spanish with subtitles,

and was to benefit a Latino substance abuse

program, the name I'm going to have to learn,

but I'm poor, so writing this as a donation,

maybe some publicity from over the river will help...

 

20100808 10.28 am Jerry

 

Adding SPOILING and see notice

http://novapeers.pbworks.com/TheGreatDivideMovieInMtPleasantLamontPark#RideTheDivideAtArlingtonCinemaAndDraftHouse

that it's playing locally

 

20100816 12.10 pm Jerry

 

ThatBackToSchoolFeelingBeingDread2010

 

 

Seasons change, much like Winter/ holiday

angst, but more restrictive, no snow days

for high heat, no school or good grades

to reward, only pain, and too much of it...

 

20100806 10.35 am Jerry

 

 


NIHOSEandAFIResponse

 

Folllow up on

ExtraordinaryMeasuresScienceInCinemaAndAFIAccommodating

http://novapeers.pbworks.com/StaringBeauracracyInTheFace2010#Two

email to NIH OSE and AFI's response

 

20100805 8.20 am Jerry

 

 

TheMainEvent2010

 

StaringBeauracracyInTheFace2010  was preparation for

this, the Main Event...

 

20100802 11.36 am Jerry

 


StaringBeauracracyInTheFace2010

 

Two stops of many for a government

that CSPAN is arguing over paying

for HUD and other entitlements,

maybe a Poll Tax performed by

Rent A Cops is the way to reduce

spending?  Or fire the guy for humiliating

customers, probably for the enjoyment

of government clerks...

 

20100730 7.45 am Jerry

aka Ticket # R745, iirc

 


DocsInProgressFilmFestival2010

 

 

A first time visit to DocsInProgress

Film Festival showing class project

short clips this time about Silver Spring

community, businesses, perhaps

making it easier to hire, or whatever...

 

20100724 7.33 am Jerry

 

 


ExtraordinaryMeasuresScienceInCinemaAndAFIAccommodating

 

 

SPOILING

Experience going to AFI Silver Spring again for

NIH's Science in Cinema series. 

Movie partial description, totally biased and uninformed commentary and

approached by a host organization person afterwards..

 

20100722 12.54 pm Jerry

 


Section8VoucherIssues2010

 

 

Whining about something that might be

good, and asked for years ago,

finally happening (or like a pregnancy,

you don't talk about it until it actually

does...)

 

20100722 9.46 am Jerry

 


GentrificationKills

 

Title from the graffiti in the area

north of Howard University and

up through Petworth Georgia Avenue

area, with some commentary on actual

experiences and witnessing...

 

20100718 12.00 noon Jerry

 

 

WhatDoesJerryWantFromCons

 

Given that I've been to so many different Cons

(tech term for conferences) of many different types,

here is an attempt to summarize

what I'd hope would happen.

 

20100716 10.58 am Jerry

 


Autreat2010Foods

 

PBWorks is not good at photos,

and I'm too tired/ lazy to

create PDFs of my writings,

so a link to a public google Picasa album,

I created for something else

(WWFFWG).

 

20100715 10.13 am Jerry

 


TweakingAutreat

 

I learn experientially, so after attending

Autreat and experiencing sickness on the

Vegan food meal plan, stressed out on

adjusting to the culture, maybe I'd change

some things, for it to grow, operate

more smoothly, etc...

 

20100713 7.50 am Jerry

 


VeloCityBikeCoop

 

Announcing a Bike Coop in Alexandria

City, just south of the Torpedo Factory

on South Union Street (#204?)

near where the old former Deli on the Strand

captured bikers for a mini bread loaf

sandwich on the way to Mount Vernon

and back to DC along Mt Vernon Trail...

 

20100712 7.58 am Jerry

 


SomeGoodThingsAboutAutreat

 

Since I rant, I also say good things,

not often, but here are some...

 

 


AutieCultureAndReentryIntoNormalSociety

 

What was the the autie culture like

and how am I adjusting?

 

20100708 11.42 am Jerry

 


Autreat2010PoorPitifulMeAndTheTreatmentsIRantOn

 

4-5 Days of the Autistic and Aspergers community,

For and By Austitics, one short cram writing

before the equivalent of finals today...

 

20100702 7.10 am Jerry

 

 


Group Home and Community

 

Headlining Doug's contribution of group home information...

I've also got many ideas of combining Special Needs Trusts

/ Pooled trusts using the house/ property as a

the investment instead of more risky stocks/ bonds/ mutual funds,

etc. and People live in the investment, the trust owns

it, and it funds what we have been wanting for so long,

but for MH people instead/ or in addition to the other

disabilities like ID Group Homes, Substance Abuse

Oxford Houses,  and what usually happens in

MH, provider controlled housing, but more on a separate

page or so...

 

 


IWannaBeATrustFundBratWhenIGrowUp

 

Writings about Father's Day, Special Needs Trusts,

Pools and Self Funded, some local options and other

issues in disability and public benefits

and why the public possibly screws with

disabled after their parents die,

with lawyers and in other ways...

 

20100620 3.44 am Jerry

 


NobodysPerfectEspeciallyInSexDrugsAndRockAndRoll

 


OK, so back to VSA (Very Special Artists) at AFI.com 's

Silver Theatre for the Nobody's Perfect

and then Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll

showings for International Disability film

or something or other festival...

 

20100612 8.31 am Jerry

 


TinnerHill.orgBluesFestival

 

Falls Church has a Blues Festival this weekend,

and kicked off at theStateTheatre.com with

Chuck Brown,

Bobby Parker,

Miss Nadine Rae & Band.

Comedy too. 

Tina Turner showed up. 

Michelle Obama showed up...

(Impersonated by Nicky Sunshine,

and the humor was sharp!)

 

TinnerHill.org

 

Some free stuff at the Cherry Hill Park Saturday.

Happens in various forms (some $$) all weekend. 

Wished I'd known previous years...

 

20100611 7.33 am Jerry

 


RatsAndOtherParasiticLifeForms

 

So I've lived in low rent areas,

"Points Of Blight", I sometimes

call it, with gang activity, graffitti,

Slumlords, Thugs & Drugs on the corner(s),

but some relatively recent

stuff is getting beyond me...

 

20100610 11.09 am  Jerry

 


BenXIsAVSA

 

BenX was one of many movies and shorts available

at the Very Special Arts event.  I recommend it,

but caution as it's rather toxic like

UpInTheAirAndPreciousSPOILER2009

and most of what is up on this site...

 

20100609 10.13 am Jerry

 


Gov20Con

 

OReilly technical publishers offer a Con

http://www.gov2expo.com/gov2expo2010

about doing a major revision of government,

with technology, but probably misses a few points.

 

20100528 06:09 am Jerry

 


TheMagicOfDarla

 

A tribute to Darla, and her role

as the heart of Pathway Homes.

 

20100501 7.40 am Jerry


AprilShowers2010

 

A quick review of this time of year, remembers

JerrySpaceIdea

FundingInput

VOCALCon2009

WaitingForGodot

AlexandriaLaughs

LetsReview

MeatForVegetarians

SomePublishedWorks

 

all the way to what the traditional press

like PBS's NOW reports

and Papers in Peril?

as newspapers are dying

choked out of information from government

sources, claiming reporting by citizen reporters

are more opinion and not backed up by fact,

research, fact checking, editorial review, etc

hard to disagree, but the dinasaurs have funding,

most of it part of the problem, afaict,

bought out and Wall Street, etc

choking the papers out of existence,

funds required for modernization with computer,

printing techniques, ill fated attempts at

online web presence, and now the Apple iPad,

Amazon Kindle, and other press controlled

devices, and hyped by those with financial

interest in them, and scoffed by people with

no actual experience with them, as Apple

controls even access to the closed Hardware

and Software, but some have been "jail broken"

like iPhone, iTouch, etc....

Androids (Google's cell smart phone like device)

and competitors abound, even Palm, one of the originators

has devices that can give wifi to up to 3 devices,

but all out of the range of your average C/S/X

because SafetLink/ Tracfone, and other subsidized

services widen the digital divide while trying to

fill it, Cricket and lower cost mobile broadband

that got the Digital TV High Definition TV

airwave spectrum when the analog SDTV

conversion happened, and what did the public get?

 

More on the full page (click title link as usual),

as this rant is rambling, and getting long,

and will hopefully get back to topic...

 

20100421 11,53 an Jerry

 


GrantOpportunity2010

 

Fairfax County CSB offers a small grant announcement

for Consumer Operated Programs and forming them,

which may be related or continuing the RRWG type

grant process, or a modification thereof,

so sharing with a larger audience the public

website address

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/csb/announcements/grant.htm

NB: "It's not my department" or somesuch,

so get questions and answers to and from

those listed in the announcement...

but you can't say I didn't tell you... 8-/

 

20100409 11.22 am Jerry

 


MarchMadnessPartDeux

 

Given the MetroAccess and Metro issues,

and recurring theme of the seasonal insanity

during the spring (meteorological spring was March 1)

can we have some planned insanity instead

of likely death by cop/security guards?

 

20100305 7.44 am Jerry

 


MyFatherPassedAwayLastNight

 

After a prolonged fight with heart disease,

and lupus then heart failure, 

my father passed away last night.

 

20100228 7.58 am Jerry

 


PointInTimeSurveyProcessIssues2010

 

As part of the Continuum of Care HUD requirement

for continued funding, Community Partnership

in DC hosted a training and coordination efforts

for the annual homeless Point In Time Survey,

for DC.  Click on the title link above to see

some impressions from participating/ volunteering

for that effort, which may lead to incorrect

assumptions about the homeless population,

in DC, regionally, and nationally, IMO.

 

20100130 12.31 pm Jerry


ZigZagPityPartyForTheNannyState

 

In an autocratic fashion that could teach the Amish

how to better shun people, the NVRPPP set focus

on the children, for the ear [and pocketbook]

of the new governor.  While the dead pile up

and jokes of making new closets [presumably

for the added skeletons], while the bodies

of our fallen are probably still warm,

but not yet buried, I wouldn't let the

Administrations, new nor old near kids

after what they've done with adults,

myself included...

 

20100123 8.30 am Jerry

 

 


JudiChamberlinPassesAway

 

Author of On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives

to the Mental Health System published back in

1977 and still relevant today, passed away

at age 65 on Saturday.  She was keynote

at the first state VOCAL Conference,

and consultant to the consumer movement

as well as with the National Empowerment Center,

and many other roles.

 

20100120 01.16 Jerry

 


ICameISawICriticized

 

A line from Judy Gold's Mommy Queerest

at the TheatreJ.org in DCJCC to transition

between holiday family time and the real world...

 

20100106 11.51 am Jerry


 

2009

 


BahHumbugAndAllThat2009

 

So the Senate does overtime,

tries to make history,

but how does that effect us little people?

We don't understand it, AFAIK and

I predict it won't be what we thought it was or

would be, but something done to us...

Time will tell.

and a feral cat still walks by my window

in a cold Xmas day.

Where is it's milk, family and shelter???

 

20091225 12.40 pm Jerry


Blizzard2009AndLosses

 

Various topics including Homeless and other losses,

floating an idea about using drop in centers as

safe havens for the disabled and homeless,

and more personal stuff...

 

20091220 18.47 pm Jerry


HappyTurkeyDay2009

 

Might as well be nice one day a year ;-/

 

20091126 04.27 am Jerry


GivingGovtAPieceOfOurMinds

 

You can probably see where this is going,

but by all means, click the link above to see

WTF he's talking about now...

 

20091111 6.45 am Jerry

 


OneWetDyslexicsBikersExperienceAtTheNationalBookFestival

 

I should really be getting some sleep, but since we were on the topic 

of books (TheFireBook.org) and did a BookSprint

 on OLPC XOs across the world in early September,

and it's a holiday weekend, and all you non busy

people who happen to be reading my blogging/

reporting anyway, thought I'd share

(possibly thanks to VOCAL for possibly dealing

with a ConstantContact Alternative)...

 

20091010 5.34 am (yea, earlly, really early) Jerry

 


VOCALUseOfConstantContact

 

 

Click the link above to see the issues...

 

20091008 Jerry

 


HeatAdvisories2009

 

Having only spent a few hours in the heat recently, and basically

being housebound because of it, I'm remembering and publicizing

that our homeless [and others] are probably in need of help,

as cooling stations at Drop In Centers, and kindness,

instead of the nastiness, so maybe that is the southern

charm, a politness that developed over the centuries,

on how to be kind to people, because it's hot as hell

out there, and that's before global warming...

 

20090810 7.52 am Jerry

 


ADA19thAnniversaryProclamation

 

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of July 26, 1990,

and now 19 years later how far have we come?   Don't know how

it was, but highlighting the President Obama's statement,

and personally looking at some of what hasn't trickled down?

 

20090727 10.13 am Jerry

 


HouseKeeping2009

 

Lots of meanings here, organizational, NoVAPeers.PBWorks, personal, etc...

 

2009090719 12:30 pm Jerry


WhatHappenedToJulyRRWGMeeting

 

In response to a question of where's the meeting,

Jerry presents his thoughts on recent events,

presenting more ideas which others may not have

heard, because email doesn't get people we don't

already know...

 

20090713 10.35 am Jerry

 


OOOBaltimoreAnnualMeetingRegionalForecasting

 

Saturday June 25, 27, 2009 in the afternoon, OnOurOwnBaltimore had

an open house  for the Dundalk Center and annual meeting.  Seems

like maybe what RRWG could become, as OOOMD has been around

since, well,  they started it...  27  28 years or so ago... Check the announcement

that I'll paste in the title link page above, and get into [my experience with] it more...

 

20090703 10.24 am Jerry

20090719 12.28 pm Jerry Correcting [some] inaccuracies

 


TraumaticCon2009TheRevenge

 

Chronologically, the Institute had another Trauma Conference,

a full day event, and maybe the last one, but I didn't make it,

(TVTherapy with childhood stars on cable, a little while before hearing

Michael Jackson died) so difficult to report on it, maybe I should

just phone it in???

 

But told others about it, and granted some writers access to

contribute here in the queue, so maybe they can write/ post/

report/ contribute/ give back on it here???

Hint: Use the last pull down Template, add/cut and paste

this text intro from here on FrontPage, and put what you want

[within reason in the body, allow for feedback in discussion,

and comments, etc..] and don't get too upset if someone like

me edits you, as seasoned writers, and frustrated writers,

editors are people too, though maybe the enemy of writers,

it's in the union contract...)

 

20090703 8.36 am Jerry

20090720 1.37 pm Jerry  Union contract refers to draft

WritersRightsAndResponsibilities, which was basically a

list of demands for continuing at StreetSense, after a year

of WritersGroups, facilitating meetings, helping homeless

writers getting started and published, learning some editing

and layout by starting the WillWriteForFoodWritersGroup

page, google group (private), etc...

 


JerrySpaceIdea

 

Overview of an idea for the funding input.

 

20090619 10.20 am Jerry

 


ArlingtonCommunityForum

 

Events today in Arlington.  Check the title link above for specifics...

 

20090618 9.05 am Jerry

 

Addendum: Attended the two events, the first morning for people

with lived experience, and then the two Panels in the afternoon

including VOCAL staff, VOCAL  veterans, and DMHMRSAS's

Dr. Reinhard.

 

More writing descrbing the experience likely

after the funding input deadlines...

 

20090619 10.18 am Jerry

 


FundingInput?

 

An official like RRWG announcement, (now late) about consumer input to provider

controlled money that was RRWG's...

 

20090616 11.45 am Jerry

 


WaitingForGodot

 

Will have to click on the title link above or wait for the meaning...

 

20090615 11.40 am Jerry

 


VOCALCon2009

 

The state consumer organization VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Consumers

Asserting Leadership) is meeting again at James Madison University this week

June 2-4, 2009.  Roots and Wings is the theme of this years conference,

and will see how it goes and hopefully report about it up here again this year...

 

20090601 8.41 am Jerry

 

Addendum:  Click title link for 4k words of description of one person's experience

there...One of the highlights of the VOCALCon2009 , besides the open mic

entertaining gong show like performances of our aspiring American Idols was

the Peer Specialists organizing, found online at http://vpsc.collectivex.com/

Virginia Peer Support Coalition, held an organizing meeting

(one of 3-4? all others I've missed so far).  Website requires

registration, and mostly for Certified, but will see how the great unwashed rest of us

unpaid people fit in...  Ironically, this pbwiki/ pbworks.com site started out of the Peer

Specialist focus group done years ago with Pat, and I took photos of the group notes,

and had no place to put them, plus the other websites, NVMHCA, VaOrgCAssertingLeadership

with yahoo groups and others CWC, OOOFxCo, etc not able to afford/ create peer / consumer/s/x

driven information sharing, and previously got it in the VOCAL Network grant and later RRWG grant,

but still I'm not funded to make it what it should be, much more work than one person,

unpaid is going to get done, like here...  But rested some after VOCALCon2009 and being more

positive (at least for little old depressive me, on father's day?  Founding Father's day?

or deadbeat dad day?  not sure which... [June 21st or so NOT  TODAY)

 

Still early morning waking, pre/post Con, TOTAL DIGRESSION FOLLOWING:

as toilet running and autoflushing every few minutes at subsidized apartment,  how I know it's

summer, as does it each year, and up in middle of night to use bathroom, probably

flush badly pulling the plunger sideways, but I digress, a little from blogging shit...)

 

20090616 7.06 am Support -> Specialist

20090607 7.56 am (and updates after) Jerry

 

 


AlexandriaLaughs

 

Stand Up for Mental Health appeared at the newly renovated TC Williams High School

('Remember the Titans' movie subject) and across the King Street from David O'Brien's

funeral home reception and a Radio$hack store...

 

To a mostly filled auditorium, with tables of Mental Health Month intormation outside

in the entranceway/ foyer, the Alexandria CSBExec, David Granirer and some people

trained by him presented a form of stand up comedy like his book

"The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success"

(ISBN 189462275-8 $15 warwickgp.com sold on site afterwards taking the last of my cash,

as well as Videos available, which I could not afford, even after $3 million out, so poor personally...)

 

Remembering David O'Brien like to open stuff up with a joke, it was perhaps fitting,

though a little painful to have humor at a site so close to the funeral home, in a site

with so much memories of civil rights, way back in the 60's? and still continuing, it seems

to this day, conflicts, but with Obama, maybe reparations are on the way?  First Stimulus

Funding, next catch up on the debts???

 

Anyway, some politics and personal pain / grieving aside, the counselor Granirer

had the audience laughing and probably crying too,   Click on the title link to hear more...

 

20090601 10.30 am Jerry

 


ARECOpens

 

 

Arlington Recovery and Empowerment Center opened it's doors in early May,

and having missed the opening celebration, Jerry stopped by one early afternoon

in mid to late May and talked with some people there, got some pictures

(given to the organizers, officers and staff, and perhaps best to be replaced with better

pictures, as while I've been published, I'm not a pro and they didn't turn out

as well as hoped...)

 

They have a brochure for the center, a small library of recovery publications,

and some initial activities including WRAP, iirc.  Your participation is requested

in welcoming Arlington to the regional and state drop in center community... 

 

It is Jerry's opinion that visiting the center and cross fertilization

(the right word? pollenation?) will help the center grow into what we all want,

what it will and we can become...

 

Welcome AREC and congratuations, starting a center is a long and difficult

task (imagine trying to get a group of c/s/x, much less anyone else,

to agree upon anything, much less mission, policy and procedures, incorporation,

hiring, decor, etc), and kudos on opening your doors...

 

Clicking on above title link will give contact info like address, etc.

but I can't seem to find the hours quickly while catching up before going

to VOCALCon2009...

 

20090601 8.23 am Jerry


LetsReview

 

For those that haven't bothered to read the long winded, stream of

consciousness, lots of whining and other stuff on the early development

of this site, a quick review in the title link above...

 

20090601 8 am Jerry


MeatForVegetarians

 

During the NVRPP meeting or the RMG meetnig before, both open public

meetings, a comment was made that CSB Execs wanted

'meat' in the Peer Specialist training being developed and initiated

by providers for the region.  It occurred to me at the time,

and later that what providers consider meat, and

the general vegetarian nature of many consumers/ survivors/

ex-patients may be a mismatch.  This site is sometimes like a psychiatric

yelp, comments on some actions made with public funds,

and just thought you should know...

 

What appers to be missing, the special sauce, as it were,

is the consumer directed principle part of the original proposal

as up on this site and approved by the state,

with outside expert and almost token consumer representation

(one paid former RRWG staff among 5 CSB Execs and 2 Facilities

NVMHI aka the Institute and NVTC aka the training center

in the RMG/RPO), it's a wonder how your average

John Q. Consumer, much less the people working/

volunteering/ suffering on the RRWG could get

an adequate hearing on matters that effect them. 

 

And to hear that CSBExecs voted on taking the money

to the local jurisditions when most of the RRWG 

doesn't seem to even be consulted

upon their work products seems criminal to me,

as in 'misappropriation of funds'...

 

Much more could be said about the control freaks

activities directed at c/s/x, but it's fallen upon deaf

ears so far, so why bother...

 

20090601 8.36 am Jerry

 


SomePublishedWorks

 

Here are some of my published writings in StreetSense, some

MH related, typed in before I realized that some were now

up on StreetSense.org archives.  Interesting to see how the

writing has and hasn't changed, plus look at accomplishments

of writing some poetry that was published, learning some

layout, but the interpersonal stuff of suspension for

a writing offense still not a good feeling...

 

20090513 3.46 pm (took most of the day typing in from papers) Jerry

 


ALetterToTheEditor

 

Responding to a letter from a member/ officer criticizing

my writing about RRWG, and more personal attacks.

 

20090512 9.22 am Jerry

 


PathwayHomesPullsOutOfRecovery

 

When the money was no longer flowing to PathwayHomes,

they pulled the Recovery.html web page and from the main menu

[ used in older entries/ links below] describing

RRWG's work, including developing funding application forms,

accounting forms, and other descriptions on that page

and associated stuff.   Interesting how the mission

of Recovery is a passing fad for an organization

that still has it stated in it's mission.  Guess you have to

get paid to help?  So many C/S/X volunteers don't

get anything for years of work and providers

[also as RRWG officers] cut the $50 / meeting stipend

amounts in half overriding the consumer directed

Stipend Committee's recommendations ,

but a 501c3 with mostly paid providers and executives

that got our RRWG administrative and fiscal fees and

they can't keep stuff up on their website?

What are hosting fees?  Hundreds per year?

And they got tens of thousands in fees, but

can't continue web hosting to archive our stuff??

 

20090503 9.49 am Jerry

10.35 am clarifying?


AFloodOfMedia

 

Click above for brief mentions of The Soloist movie,

PBS's The Released and "a cry for help" shows

plus a start on Johns Hopkins Mood Symposium

with nursing staff and security guard as an

[un]welcoming committee...

 

More possibly to follow, if 'I get a round to it'...

 

20090430 4.59 Jerry

20090503 10.31 Jerry adding the UN for clariry,

as mentioned elsewhere

 


PBWikiRenamesToPBWorks

 

Our hosting, PBWiki, short for Peanut Butter Wiki (as in "as easy to create

as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich" has renamed itself to PBWorks...

See their blog for more info...  Reasoning includes that they are targetting

the legal market and much more than your average wiki hosting....

 

20090430 4.46 pm Jerry

20090503 10.36 am Jerry most links would just work, but will be starting

to use .pbworks.com instead, just in case.  Old stuff might be a problem,

they tried to make it a seamless transition, but it's not like an open source

community process, the hosting company just did it, nothing but a free t shirt

offer for new name suggestions....  Considered suggesting Pretty Bad Wiki? 

Weekly's toy? But as a free hosting service, that added gigs to file space

and was thought to be a good choice to start, mostly because I wanted

something easy to use for others, but when the programming API

would not support dl all the editing times to form a bill,

I probably lost thousands $$ in possible billing.... 

Not the only thing, but it didn't help...

It cost me a new hybrid car dude!...

I'll take that $1.5 mil Tesla prototype. now please...

 


GatekeepingOnTheFrontLines

 

On the anniversary of the Columbine school shootings

and the week of the VA Tech shootings, it is perhaps

a good reminder that we are on the front lines

of mental health, as consumers/survivors/ ex-patients

and consumer run drop in organizations, when ER and other

locations, funded and not are unavailable...

 

20090420 10.18 pm Jerry


FormalNotice

 

Uncharacteristically putting an Executive Committee communication out

to the community.

 

20090420 9.56 pm Jerry

20090503 10.26 am Jerry I'm sharing my views, didn't quote anyone else,

just like paid staff are talking about us at paid conferences with our money,

just because you don't want to hear it, doesn't mean it's illegal nor

unethical...

 

 


WasteOfMyTime

 

Here are some drafts and notes from January and February 2008 that shows

my feelings of wasting my time and issues with Street Sense plus lots of work

that never made it into publication, though similar stuff did from interns and others....

 

I wrote Housing under Bridges as a start for my own publication, but then

ended up giving the ideas to Street Sense [when they didn't even support

my application to use allocated RRWG website funds], only to be 'suspended'

like others on the equivalent of trumped up charges.

 

20090401 10.44 am Jerry

20090403 10.28 am Jerry adding more RRWG link on not getting support

for an independent or interrelated publication from people who took

so much food money, didn't reimburse much of any of it, then were

even more nasty.

 


ReverseRacismOrReverseSlaveTrade?

 

Wondering about starting locally instead?  

Washington DC needs summer jobs for kids and plan for next year?

Do a proposal???

 

20090326 10.48 am Jerry


TisTheSeason

 

You might think this is about Christmas, but in reality the opposite...

 

20090326 8.34 am Jerry


EditorsRevenge

 

A plot exercise/ writing prompt response that got me a "suspension"/ spring break from the paper...

 

20090326 8.04 am Jerry

 


TheShortOfIt

 

You don't want to hear it, I didn't want it to happen, but here it is.

Probably won't make sense, but there it is...

 

 

20090308 9.47 am Jerry

 


ARoastingFarewell

 

A few liked this but only one didn't, so I'm sharing it...

20090215 9.10 am Jerry

 


OneSidedPartnerships

 

You will need to click the link above to see the page describing the NVRPP/

RMG and other issues...

20090206 9.27 am Jerry


RecoveryPartnershipsCon2009

 

The Regional Community Support Center was a first staffed project of the early RRWG

proposal with the NVMHI under former director Lynn DeLacy.

 

It aims to provide Trauma Informed services (education mostly) in the region,

by having an annual conference, paid staff director and rumored to have an

advisory council... 

 

Click on the above titled header to see a separate page brief report

on my traumatic experience there.

 

Jerry 20090124 7.07 am

 


FarewellAndJanuaryGeneralMeeting

 

 

As on my membership form, I am keeping constituents informed of the

RRWG activities...  Click on the titles above go to the pages...

 

20090113 10.59 am Jerry W.

 


AccessToThisWiki 

 

Email to wiki owner is responded to in the title link...

 

20090113 11.35 am Jerry

 


AnEarlyMorningShare

 

You will have to click on the above title and link to read something

rather uncharacteristically positive...

 

 

20090106 Jerry W.

 


 

 

2008

 


December2008GeneralMeeting

 

Jerry W., as a newly elected co-Chair presided in

the general meeting with other co-Chair's supplied

agenda, one psychiatrist, two lawyers, one reverand,

and more consumer / survivor/ ex-patient, provider

(CSB Exec) and nonprofit (CEO like) experience

than you might imagine..

 

Jerry created an introduction, reminiscent of NVMHCA's

icebreakers meetings, giving members an opportunity

to voice their

Name,

Role(s)/Affiliations,

What Changes they would like to  see, and

One Positive thing over the last month/year...

 

Within 15 minutes, though it went over,

most people responded about changing the meetings,

but didn't get specific about what changes were requested,

so perhaps a comment form/ [online] suggestion box?

 

The 2 hour meeting ended on time, one of the few in

the last 2+ years, but did not get into the fiscal issues

as much, some heated and emotional statements,

given there isn't much information available

at this time (some expect the governor's budget to

determine things 'downstream', so to speak).

 

20081210 9.31 am by Jerry W.

20081213 3.18 pm governator spelling correction by guess whom...

 


OmbudsProposalPublicDisclosure

 

Please click the titled link above access a napkin sketch budget

Jerry prepared for the Ombuds committees' failed proposal for part

of the state $750k consumer operated funds..

 

20081210  9.13 am by Jerry W.

 


Elections2008

 

At the November 10, 2008 general meeting of the RRWG,

after Jerry repeated the October 2008 protest

of a rushed election process with inadequate notice

of the ballot by the nominating committtee (Lisa, Michael, &?) ,

elected 3 Co-Chairs (Derick, Jerry, Lisa),

2 Co-Chairs (Diane, Michael),

2 Co-Secretaries (L. William aka Bill, Violet),

and 2 Co-Finance (Polly, Tom S.). 

 

More analysis and commentary in the Headline

Elections2008 link page above.

 

20081210 8.53 am by Jerry W.

20081214 3.32 am correcting double negative without -> with by Jerry W.

20090503 10.22 am striking names of those to protect the innocent [and not so innocent]

 


RacismAnonymous?

 

A late PBWiki entry [out of posting time sequence as catching up after holidays]

noting that I've published an article critical of Obama written the day after the election results

in StreetSense [not yet online].  I'm an equal opportunity Hater,

as Bush and other political figures including latest 'DC DMH: It's Not Our Policy'

with 'Baron von DMH' have not done so well in my published works either...

 

What is really behind the title and not published is that the concept was developed over three yearly

Tavistock Power Diversity and Politics Conferences at Howard University

[one of the last I had to leave to arrive by time boundary,

missing the conclusions of a critical IT One meeting],

given that Tavistock are typically world class provider/student experiential training

intending to change the world, but if it doesn't get out of Harvard/Ivory Tower,

then how would that happen?  

 

The Tavistock warned people of 'don't trying this at home', like

talking about what it means to have a black man replace a white man in a leadership role,

psychoanalytic interpretations like

'Does the White Female Director have enough milk to feed the entire group?'

[alluded to in DeadPoetsSociety] or very similar, and while bringing the lettered words,

C[razy] H[omeless] or even N[erd] world into Ivory Tower community

and hearing things from Psych ward students like

'they check in but don't check out' and other experiences of being a hated minority...

 

'Would we be apologetic if this conference were at G.W.U. instead of Howard?'

and other such things still memorable after a total duration of three years... 

 

Not sure how to contain it, as people have strong feelings about experiences others have

and haven't had based on physical, cultural and sleep deprivation experiences,

but maybe the next article is Reverse Racism Anonymous?

 

Pre-Obama, Crackers Anonymous has been running for at least a year,

complete with Jewish Mother Jerry 'Where's the Editor's Knife Gone?' W.

feeding people, and trying to abstain from applying guilt...

Look for a meeting in your local publishing house soon aka 'This Old Church'... 

 

Burning crosses, swasticas, skin heads, drugs, gangs, thugs, threats

and weapons as well as sheets, to be left at home/outside...

 

Actually nothing much has been said about any of it to moi,

so maybe people think just another racist cracker???

 

20081213 4.00 pm by Jerry W. aka 'Wheelchair Whittaker, Whitey [really Red] Man Walking'

and other such blatently tasteless inflamatory stuff... 

BTW, 'Fools rush in to groups' was learned/coined there...

N.B. quotes are not identifiable [redacted?] or made by this participant and should

not reflect the whole Bion based conference, nor represent any fictional characters,

nor attributed to those In Real Life...

 


SafeLinkWireless.com

 

SafeLinkWireless.com is a free prepaid Tracfone (& Net10?) cell phone and 68 minutes of airtime per month for those receiving public assistance such as Medicaide, Food Stamps or Federal Public Assistance housing OR "Your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government." plus some other non duplicated LifeLine services, one per household, no PO Boxes and verification type fine print.  An online (only?) registration process is required and a phone arrives delivered to a residence in less than 10 days.  Cell minutes are automatically transferred to the turned on phone in the first three days of each month.  You can purchase Tracfone (and eventually SafeLinkWireless) cards to add additional airtime over the free amount. International calls are considered at the same rate as local and some service of receiving internatioal calls is mentioned. Activiation of a year is included, after a year, you would need to reapply to continue eligibility. Estimated value of this service is $200. 

 

It may do some of the basic Assistive Technology for those without cell phone or limited income.   No web nor data services appear to be available on Tracfones, besides text messaging, so we are not talking Blackberries or the latest cool cell phones for poor people.  Handsets are limited and not appearing to be PDA Smartphone compatible, though may be GSM.  Given some scares about cell phone radiation, and general concern with driving with cell phones, though not sure how someone on limited income affords a vehicle, it may level the field a little and provide a way of calling 911 especially in low rent project like areas with gangs.

 

We will see if any issues including privacy, as most prepaid phone do not require you to identify yourself and can be done psuedo-anonymously with cash, whereas this requires name, address, and income/asset information, though the website was encrypted and signed by Equifax Secure (credit report company?), apparently it's government funded by the manditory fees off cell phone users, similar to land lines, though metered landlines or  the diminishing payphones may be a better value for real world call times.  Researching the service, reading the fine print and website privacy information may be revealing...

 

VOCAL sent out an email link about this service and Derick mentioned it in the last RRWG meeting during announcements time, especially in difficulties or exclusion in getting it listed in NetworkOfCare...

 


AntiBullyingLegislation

 

During the October SteeringCommittee meeting, while summarizing the RRWG experience with departing CSB Exec Thur, Jerry publicly recommended to standing legislator Barker introducing anti-bullying legislation for our schools, between providers, police and consumers/survivors/ex-patients, and the general community.

 


BudgetIssues

 

Click the title above to see the document.  Sometimes Jerry just creates a page without partial summary

to track the number of page views, especially on contraversial or toxic topics...

 


XOLaptopGiveOneGetOneAgain

 

The OneLaptopPerChild (laptop.org) little green machine that Jerry's been using in meetings (since using his personal holiday gift money last year) is available again this holiday season.  Starting around Nov 18 or so, probably through Christmas 2008 or New Year, the same hardware but updated Linux system and application software is available through Amazon.  That would mean it is theoretically available to RRWG and local consumers, as an Assistive Technology purchase.  There are some limitations with the machine, built in kid sized keyboard being a main one (though takes an external USB keyboard), but it would be really kewl to mesh network while wordsmithing before, during, after and outside RRWG meetings. No video output for a projector, but might be able to work around that... See the Laptop.org website for more info.  Cost for those providers (and other funded/paid people) looking to spoil their children/ grandchildren/ etc with a MIT designed machine: $400 plus shipping for two, while one goes to a kid in a Least Developed Country, as part of the GiveOneGetOne donation program.  And, we are all kids sometimes with toys but this one Jerry uses as a low cost commuting wireless network appliance and hopefully for bike touring later with solar panels and dynohubs.

 


RayHasResigned

 

Ray has provided great service to the community over the years, as a co-treasurer of the RRWG, and more other roles than I can imagine even attempting (including a mentor to me), plus overseeing proposal money and process.  He will be sorely missed.  Rumor has it he's found paid employment elsewhere, and I wish him luck and hope he still stays sociable...

 


PBWiki 2.0

 

 

 

PBWiki, our current host, has updated their software, and I've quickly upgraded the site to the new system.  Things may be a little different interface wise, but probably has the same functionality plus added features.  NOTE: The classic editing has been lost, so you must do WYSIWYG graphical editing. 

 

Jerry will be playing around with new features, but still keeping the system locked, as may require paying hosting fees to really share and get multilevel (admin, editor, writer, viewer) security plus file space and full backups, last I knew.  Otherwise, granting full access has not worked well in this group in the past. 

 


GivingCreditWhereCreditIsDue

 

Like the paid staff taking credit for funding things when he had nothing to do with getting the money in the first place, nor gotten the group any more, as the recent Steering/Partnership meeting showed, reporting on the AT project, while being paid to be there, but not thanking Doug for his long service in making it a viable project, taking over for Beverly, The First AT and the person who put it in the original proposal. 

 


IveBeenEdited

 

After a year volunteering with StreetSense, I've also been editing and got some low level press credentials, as having been published many times.  Some of the Mental Health related stuff is:

St_Elizabeths_Summer_Concert_Series-1.txt,

Gotta_go_now_what_.txt (more homelessness, but hard to say homelessness is good for anyone's MH),

self_employment.txt ).

 

For photography, most recently published in October 2008 with seven photos (one color front page on Gleaning, one color back page on a Street Sense silent auction and five black and whites in the associated articles).

 

In the same October 2008 issue, a Theatre Review of Carrie Fisher's "Wishful Drinking", see  There's.Something.about.Carrie.Fisher.in.Wishful.Drinking.txt for a slightly butchered and incomplete

version, so go support your local vendor for a good copy ;-}

[with a stock Arena Restaged photo there]

describing substance abuse and Bipolar themes in a Hollywood context. 

 

My Kennedy Center Open House piece is published, but currently in purgatory due to some of my political statements drawing parallels with our Harvard president and candidate plus Lincoln...  Far from the most offensive stuff I've got in print or in process...  Damn liberal PIA media...

 

In addition, I've been learning some InDesign (cough, Winblows, cough, blue screen of death, cough, Flakey Drive, f*, deadline, gag, choke) layout and some editing by creating and adopting plus naming the Writer's Group page "Will Write for Food" after volunteering for a year of weekly groups, donating food and time when I can, and many times when I cannot to get things out and published.

 

[N.B./Disclaimer: This NoVAPeers.PBWiki.com site is not intended to be a good writing sample, [except maybe for run on sentences? ;-/..., though some attempts at vengeful poetry like DeadPoetsSociety have been instructive...]

 

Internally, official records of an organization like RRWG are important, so if paid staff is changing or inserting things in minutes, then maybe it's to their benefit, (trying to justify what they want with consumer input, not to mention discrediting opposition sending off copies to people who don't actually bother attending the meetings, cough providers/ administrators/ legistlators, cough), instead of in the public trust, with public money???

 

See also the page example of what got edited and excluded from the official record of a meeting that could go to court?

 

 


ProcessAndElections2008

 

Update 20081025: Since the remaining two Provider and Family oscifers/incumbents didn't seem to like [someone on] the ballot, they wait and create other candidates, instead of filling consumer and nonprofit vacancies when they occurred (Wendy as non-profit co-chair, Pam as Consumer co-chair, Sherry as co-Treasurer, Doug as Consumer co-secretary, Sharon as Provider co-secretary, all Fairfax Co?), now over six months ago, while money is diverted to provider control...  Consumer directed indeed...

 

And two people on the nominating committee are candidates, which seems like the appearance of a conflict IMO, but I'm not a lawyer, just someone who has been active from the beginning of the project, proposing the website  (NOT $50k/year of state money to be diverted to Network of Care, a shelved provider project with little to no consumer input, 'but you can create a website with it', but doesn't actually create the consumer run program sites in addition to being an offensive insult to the consumer directed process???) into the state funded proposal and probably attended more open general meetings than anyone else, as I don't get paid nor 'vacations', which is one of the main objection of David O'Brien, creating positions that one never gets hired to do, basically consumer slavery...

 

Partial Summary: Forget LoseVote machines, Florida recounts and process, now that the money may be outside our control, historically, then the consumers can have a say...

 

Think Obama/ Clinton/ Edwards and McCain/Pailin is interesting news, stay tuned, as 'our own road kill is on the menu', or try 'eating our own dog food'...

 

 


OverAThousandHits

 

Partial Summary: The FrontPage has well over 1000 hits, not counting subpages and time before pbwiki.com added plugins.  Hard to verify given the long noted statistics disappearances, but to the best of my knowledge, correct, at least for a 'vanity press' ;-}...

 

 


VOCALNetworkConf2008

 

Partial Summary: Third annual VOCAL Network conference, this time in Harrisonburg, VA (JMU), starts with board elections, gets around to state hospital/Institute memorials, other 'shit' ;-}, DoubleTrouble, and more...

 

 


RecoveryPartnerships2008

 

Partial Summary: Hospital/ Institute does it again, but what about consumers?  Again, not participating to the fullest, but lectured at, and considered dogs instead of independent cats and humans. 'fer real.

 

 


FundingIssues2008

 

Partial Summary: Executives in the Steering Committee ignore all collaboration and take matters and more consumer money into their own hands...

 

 


PrinceWilliamRecoveryConf2008

 

Partial Summary: Late notice on a two day Recovery Conference in Prince William turns out to be RRWG funded...  Second Day is more local consumer, PWDIC, and more...

 


CreativityAsTherapyFeedbackAKAHateMail

 

Partial Summary: You get to have feedback courtesy of a newer feature of pbwiki.com, Contact The Wiki Owner below, but with some limitations and safeguards...

 


2008April16

 

Partial Summary:  Anniversary of SH Cho shootings at Virginia Tech including some continuing local issues?

 


2008April1

 

Partial Summary: April Fools, Housing under Bridges, in draft form.  Edited and printed in StreetSense at www.streetsense.org/archives/2008/040208issue.pdf on top of page 5...  This was to be front page material for an inaugural issue of NoVAPeers 2.0 in print, but never got much of what was needed...

 


RegionalRecoveryOrCSBAuxillary

 

Partial Summary: Noting the composition of the ExecutingCommittee is mostly CSB, paid staff, or related to board members and other conflicts...

 


ChillingEffects

 

Partial Summary: Threats of Slander / Libel explored in relation to MH Recovery in NoVA and this pbwiki...

 


TooLittleTooLateOrTheWrongThingEntirely

 

Partial Summary: What's wrong with this system?

 


ScheduleAndOtherAbuse

 

Partial Summary: How to abuse consumers/ survivors/ ex-patients even more...  Pretend they have input then create schedule conflicts or compressed deadlines all  over everything...

 

 


20080118BlogEntry

 

Partial Summary:  Snow storm + crucial Panel/Jury selection meeting + late notice + extremely long commutes = this result...

 


GrantFundingJurySelectionContinues

 

 


ChairBullyingbyRevisionistBillShowingRRWGsCommitmentToCommonConsumers

 


Recovery Funding Announcement and other stuff

 

See the fiscal agent's website at http://pathwayhomes.org/Recovery.html for the pdf application file and other info about funding

opportunities...

 

 

20080113 Jerry

currently pondering issues of 'False hope is worse than no hope...' and the medical model's

concept of 'do no harm' as people are asked their dreams and wondering if they

don't get realized then what happens?  And more historically, when exactly

did caring leave the health care industry?

 

 


 

2007


Virgin Birth and other fictions

 

VirginBirthAndOtherFictions

 


PBWiki Counters lost again, Stipends, Last Winter

 

 PBWikiCountersLostAgainStipendsLastWinter

 


Sullying the reputation of Fairfax County

 

SullyingTheReputationOfFairfaxCounty 

 


One Laptop Per Child olpc.org

 

OneLaptopPerChildoplcorg

 

Addendum 20080319: oplc.org is really Laptop.org

 


StreetSense [& RRWG Lack of Fiscal Procedures]

 

StreetSenseAndRRWGLackOfFiscalProcedures

 

 


Accidental Disclosures

 

AccidentalDisclosures

 

 


Formally responding to Doug's resignation letter

 

FormallyRespondingtoDougsResignationLetter

 

 


NoVAPeers hosting fees

 

The $50 [$100-200?] pbwiki hosting fees came due again this year, but NAMI-PW nor another entitiy did not come forward to contribute, so this pbwiki is now the free version.  That means that file space went to the 10 MB (over 200 MB over, so no new files until the fee is paid), many pbwiki features were lost...  Note: Page Counters mysteriously went to zero in the summer before hosting fees, when were around 400 for this home page after the pbwiki.com added # visitors plugins....

 


Summer2007WebsiteStatusEmail

 

After approximately 10 months of being ignored, and after the first year money was spent elsewhere, the executing committee decided to actually put the website on the meeting agenda.  The Summer2007WebsiteStatusEmail replied to that action as well as a few others. The next RRWG meeting attended, this email was referenced, but the executing committee didn't even remember it, nor did it make it in the minutes as a status report...  More business as usual, afaict...

 

 


VOCAL Network Conference [2007]

 

VOCALNetworkConference

 

 


RecoveryPartnershipsBuildingBridgestoPersonalSafety

 

RecoveryPartnershipsBuildingBridgesToPersonalSafety

 

 


 

Ethics Dignity and Risk Training

 

EthicsDignityAndRiskTraining

 

 


 

Arlington HousingFirst Event

 

 ArlingtonHousingFirstEvent

 


 

Recovery Funding Info Session Personal Audio

 

RecoveryFundingInfoSessionPersonalAudio 

 

 


College Consumer MH Resources?

 

CollegeConsumerMHResources 

 


BrainFoundation Opens Laura's House

 

BrainFoundationOpensLaurasHouse

 

 Addendum: 'Interesting' guest before 'going to VA Tech, and not coming back'...

 


 

RecoveryApplication released 2007040x

 

RecoveryApplicationReleased2007040x

 


 

300 NoVAPeers hits

 

300NoVAPeersHits

 


 

SteeringCommittee OJT

 

SteeringCommitteeOJT

 

 


 

Beware of the 'Ides of March'

 

BewareOfTheIdesOfMarch

 

 


NoVAPeers.pbwiki.com outage

 

NoVAPeersPBWikicomOutage

 


 

 

New PBWiki WYSIWYG Editor:

 

NewPBWikiWYSIWYGEditor

 


 

Steering Committee Members Viewing

 SteeringCommitteeMembersViewing

 

 


 

2006

 

Recovery Funding Applications Coming soon!

 

Please note that our timeline has been delayed on the recovery application process. We will keep you informed.

 

Wendy with tech assist by Jerry


 

NoVAPeersRecoveryApplicationUpdates

NoVAPeers RecoveryApplication Updates:

 


UpdatesOfNoVAPeersNeeded

Updates of NoVAPeers Needed

 

 

 


UpdatesOfNoVAPeers

Updates of NoVAPeers

 

 

FrontPageDiscussion

the link above contains discussion on this page, the process and commentary of items included, starting with Steering Committee Viewing anchor

 

FrontPageHistory

 

 

 

Page Statistics

Page View Counter:

+ 200 until December 2007 since lost counter in summer 2007

>400 views before to last edit on 20070317,

though editor's views not subtracted...

 

 

See FrontPageDiscussion for some discussion on feedback about concerns with the highly controversial paragraph that was right here a minute ago...

 

Comments (7)

Anonymous said

at 8:48 pm on Jul 13, 2006

may need more of a traditional website FrontPage with menus and features...

Anonymous said

at 10:39 am on Aug 8, 2006

formatting of this FrontPage is bad, as trying to get table of contents to show a menu like appearance, but limited nesting level to two of three... different than an outlining tool with content blocks below headers...

jerry said

at 12:26 pm on Aug 30, 2006

Jerry changed the CSS style sheet of the PBWiki, which may cause some surprise amongst returning visitors. This also indicates some changes on the new upgrade from the Free PBWiki. More news to follow as it develops...

Anonymous said

at 1:57 pm on Dec 15, 2006

I moved Ray's notice to top (like an EXTRA?, so as not to confuse the message authors, but noted that I probably interrupted the presentation in the middle of the last face to face meeting...
Glad others are using the wiki!
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said

at 11:23 am on Dec 16, 2006

I didn't think it was my job to post the minutes. I have posted the 2006-09-11 minutes I worked on today. It would help me to have a copy of my tasking. Yes, I realize it's my fault for not having it. But who among us does not contradict themselves on occasion.

Anonymous said

at 12:06 pm on Dec 16, 2006

Added some guidance on editing draft RFP.

Anonymous said

at 10:47 am on Jan 30, 2007

needs dates of these announcements on the FrontPage for the reader to follow the flow of events/ timeline

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