Ok.. So the first part introduced you to the insignificant things. The things I would share without much significance. Part 2 was always intended, but my greatest concern was perception of the facts I’m about to present. So here we go.
First favorite things vanilla, pistachio, carrots, celery and broccoli. Butttttt pllllleeeaaasseee don’t ruin the carrots. I wi take good carrots in any form. Do, anything to ruin them and take away their essence. Overcook them or candy them to death and blyeercckk..Beaches, Walking, Warm Weather,.. Unless it’s a brutal snowfall in which case snowfortresses. Biking, when My bike actually works. My opinion of gyms is they’re great substitutes for what you can do with a bike and barbells. And if you think that’s dudely then you haven’t met my mother. Who at 70 is taking classes in woodworking, and loving it. Or who literally fixed a washing machine almost by herself last year and I don’t mean a simple fix.
My favorite forms of transportation are on foot or bike. I cannot even stand trains over short distances. I walk to Barclays/Atlantic from here. I’m not that disabled and definitely not in that way. I tend to stand in public transportation because I can and the longer I can keep body afloat the better. So Ill tap my feet holding on to the railing why I listen to Juan Miguan, Two Without Hats, and Laura Brannigan. FYI.. that’s 80s, 90s, and 10s. I listen to anything that’s toosm. You can go ahead and have that ♿ seat on the train.
One I’ve been disabled most of my life and well drecnched in the vestiges of my disabilities. This includes a mild persistent form of dyslexia, Juvenile onset epilepsy (currently in remission and unmedicated), and mixed mode (meaning from multiple sources) hearing loss. All of these things trace way back in to my childhood. Where I started out my school career in Special Education, HC-30. Which is specifically for children who suffer from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). This includes Epilepsy, Down Syndrome, certain mental illness or psychiatric conditions, and so on
It would also be prudent of me to mention I also suffer from dysthymia. Which is long term persistent depression as opposed to the popular episodic disorder oddly labeled general depression.. Next I’m going to skip around a grave amount of detail in the interest conveying the most in the least amount of time.
The short of it is I have been brutally mistreated at the hands of my able bodied (and able minded) peers. Including gut punching and strangulation. When it came to the point I was transfered, on my first day, the warmest day of 1977, the first day yard time would be permitted (it actually went below 0 the previous week), I was lured to the corner of a school yard by two 14 year old boys and was raped.Needless to say that day ended up feeling like the coldest day of the year even though it. Went up to 83 degrees. I would end up transferring to two other schools before finally settling into the fourth on my way to Middle School. Interestingly enough I honored in English Literature, English Composition, and H. S. Science and Chemistry. Oh and the violence never really stopped against me, but hitting puberty gave people some other stuff to concentrate on. Oh I also debated in mock trials twixe in middle school and twice in HS. I also precided over four mock trials in HS.
My first attempt at college was in 1991. Even though the college knew of my disabilities, access later verified some of the lesser visible ones through neurocognitive testing. The excuse was there was nothing they could do. Which is laughable. Ironically I ran into Phillip Michael Tbomas’ nephew who was also Learning Disabled and we conversed quite a while. But that was not even a drop in an otherwise mirky swamp. I would end up investing 6 years in what would be a 15,000 student loan debt after the interest rates were gouged. Something that would take me around 20 years to fix through disability discharge. That was about 2010.
The shortest way to put this is I’m taking my time because of how horrible the previous experience was and how much more enriching this one is. But I should put forth I’m not here for appetizers or even the main course, I’m here to buy the restaurant.