Reminders

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1. If you want to submit stuff to the Blog Carnival at this point, you’ll have to email me directly. If you sent something after the cutoff time (which was sometime tonight), I didn’t get it, and you’ll need to email me with it.

2. May 1 is the second Blogging Against Disablism Day. This post by The Goldfish has details.

About Mel Baggs

Hufflepuff. Came from the redwoods. Crochet or otherwise create constantly and compulsively. Write poetry and paint when I can. Physically and cognitively disabled. Anything you hear in the media or gossip is likely to be oversimplified at best and wildly inaccurate at worst, the only way to get to know me is to actually know me. I'm not really part of any online faction or another, even ones that claim me as a member. The thing in the world most important to me is having love and compassion for other people, although I don't always measure up to my own standards there by a longshot. And individual specific actions and situations and contexts matter a lot more to me than broadly-spoken abstract words and ideas about a topic. My father died a couple years ago and that has changed my life a lot in ways that are still evolving, but I wear a lot of his clothes and hats every day since he died and have shown no sign of stopping soon.

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  1. Ugh, looks like I am not going to make it this time…which really really sucks since I liked the “prompt” for this carnival so much. Things just got way too busy and it got late. Oh well. I look forward to reading other people’s entries at least.

  2. Also if you (or anyone else) links to something in a comment from the actual Carnival post, I’ll try to stick it in the Carnival later. I’ve been prevented by all kinds of things from submitting stuff to a lot of the Carnivals on time, so definitely want to give others some leeway.

  3. What is your email? My 14 year old daughter is doing a report on autism and needs to make a presentation. She would love to ask you some questions. She also would like to share your video clips, but I’m not sure she’ll be able to cut and paste YouTube video. You are a hero to her (me, too); you have changed our lives and opened our eyes. Your impact goes well beyond our perceptions of humans with autism; it challenges us to question our perception of humanity itself…
    Val

  4. Hi – I am trying to submit something Steve wrote on the Planet of the Blind. I apologize for the late submission but we’ve been traveling and unfortunately we’re behind on our blogging. We did catch you on CNN the other morning, however. I was in SC in a hotel room and happened to turn on the TV just in time. I was delighted to stumble on your “story” just in the nick of time to call Steve and tell him to watch. Bravo!

    Here is the post. I (we) certainly understand if you’re working overtime and can’t quite squeeze this in: http://kuusisto.typepad.com/planet_of_the_blind/2007/04/the_wrong_box.html

    Forgive me for posting it here. For some reason I couldn’t locate your e-mail address…

  5. is there another one after May 1? I wish I could write something but with finals and such I don’t have time or “spoons” to think about writing something……………….

    just wondering

    Ivan

  6. I’ve finally managed to get some momentum going on my submission and should hopefully have it finished tomorrow. The leeway is much appreciated!

  7. Ivan, the next carnival is May 10 at my place, The Gimp Parade, and while my theme is going to be “Firsts” I’ll certainly take anything off that topic and still related to the carnival’s general purposes.

    BTW, Amanda, since Monday I’ve gotten a half dozen submissions forwarded to me through the carnival site or Penny. I’ll keep them unless they were also sent to you and I see them in your carnival. Or if someone specifically requests theirs gets squeezed into yours or something.

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