THE WAY TO STAY POSITIVE

Dear Beloved Blog Readers,

I hope you are doing very great in your lives these days.                             

It, joyfully, is a topic-filled time of good things happening and it is a time of sad, hard things too. How do we find our way through?                                     

I think and feel this answer:

I want you all to bring your best self to all that you do.  I am totally into that philosophy because it keeps you engaged with living well so that you don't give in to negative forces around you.

   How dear it is to hear from you as you say nice things when you comment on my blog or say something about  my new project with Angie Sylas .     Oh, good thinking we have about all the work we will do.       Be well.        Fondly,                                                                                              Mark   The Good Man

How dear it is to hear from you as you say nice things when you comment on my blog or say something about my new project with Angie Sylas.   Oh, good thinking we have about all the work we will do.

Be well.
 

Fondly,                                                                                     

Mark
The Good Man

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Thankful to Have You All in My Life

Dear Beloved Blog Readers,

I hope you are doing well.

I am thankful for the wonderful support you are giving me for the campaign I have going to ‘dare my life to get better’ for good. For more info on that please click here.

I greatly am saddened by the need for us to defend the right for people that use Facilitated Communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) like me and my friend Graciela against the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) ad hoc committee's assertions that they not be used. If they are heard, OUR BOLD VOICES PROCLAIMING OUR COMPETENCE will not be heard.

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I follow good guidance from my communication colleague Angie Sylas. She says "The future is outside of the naysayers. I promise you that the powerful energy moving is so much bigger than ASHA. In fact, FC is so validated in research as a nervous system movement disorder support that, guaranteed, Speech Language Pathologist’s won’t be a part of the movement. Keep your hope-keep the cobwebs clear-this isn’t about FC-it’s about PRESUMPTION OF COMPETENCE. They won’t win.”

I will be submitting my comments which you can read here. For more info please read Jean Trainor's ‘call to action’ from the Wellspring Guild. You can see it here.

You can also support a fund for students like Graciela who will be most affected by these decisions by clicking here.

Here is what stuff like this does to nice men like me and Tracy Thresher:


Mark: I am really angry after reading that proposed stance by the ad hoc committee members of ASHA. Joyful that so many voices will rise up against it. Find yours and I will find mine.

Tracy: That is on my mind as well. I am tired of more statements against the way people communicate, and that we keep having to deal with facilitation being overly attacked puts me in an agitated way. Let’s get together for plotting soon.

I am really thankful to have YOU all in my life.

Fondly,

Mark                                                                       The Defiant

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We Are Sailing Again Soon

Dear Beloved Blog Readers,

Joy is with me when I tell you how well the dear storytelling show went on May tenth. I am so happy that many of you were there. Of course, it is so nerve wracking to deal with unpredictable tech issues but I managed to make the best of it.

I want you to see it. So, here is the movie of my story that Meghan O’Rourke filmed and Paul Schnabel narrated.

How about that?

Now, I have big news for you.

I have a new project that I want you following and supporting.

I want this person to come to Vermont.

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Please find my campaign here.

Oh, you are all so wonderful.

Fondly,

Mark
Your Dear, Likeable, Fund Raising Friend