Quote by Ida B. Wells on wall: "The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, travel

Part 3: Fun things I did in DC & Philadelphia

Finally, here’s part 3 of my road trip blog posts. The top five things I did when I was in DC and Philly are as follows: Ben’s Chili Bowl (DC): AWESOME!  This diner was a great spot to eat with my parents. The coolest part was Mister Keith. The tour group that was supposed to… Continue reading Part 3: Fun things I did in DC & Philadelphia

Wombo band on 7th street entry stage, Justin in wheelchair watching band
Accessibility (#A11y), Music

Double concert awesomeness

I went to two “new-to-me” venues last month. One of the shows was at the 7th Street Entry and the other was at a jazz supper club. Two wildly different experiences! Crooner’s Supper Club Last month, I went to Crooner’s Supper Club in Fridley, MN to see Ben Sidran. He is an amazing jazz piano… Continue reading Double concert awesomeness

crowd at concert at the Armory, purple lighting
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Reviews, Writing

Time for some music!

I went to three shows in 10 days in early/mid-June. Just haven’t had time to write up my Live Music Review until now. Two were at the Armory and one was in an outrageously hot bar. All three shows were awesome! The Armory Accessibility Report Update This is an update to my terrible experience at… Continue reading Time for some music!

Justin and his dad in the crowd
Advocacy, Music, Writing

“Never let ‘em break you down”

Actually, independent living in and of itself, is cool. It’s the systems that I need for support that I’m finding incredibly frustrating. Going to keep up the good fight to live a self-directed life! “No matter how far I go, I always end up back here” Remember when I said I was getting a housing… Continue reading “Never let ‘em break you down”

Advocacy, Music, Writing

86k: what’s next?

I am currently at 86k words and nearing completion of the first draft of the sci-fi fantasy book I have been working on for the last year. My deadline is sometime in the first week of June. I’ll take a little time off before the rewrite process. What am I going to do before the… Continue reading 86k: what’s next?

Colorful sunset, snowy ground, apartment & office building in distance
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Music, Political, Writing

It’s Time to Begin, isn’t it?

Welcome and do I have a big valley of news for you, starting with the legislation to make apartments more accessible in Minnesota. I will be testifying on Tuesday at a MN House hearing for this crucial piece of legislation (HF 2695 and SF 2603) that is also supported by the Arc Minnesota and the… Continue reading It’s Time to Begin, isn’t it?

Justin wearing mask, sitting in wheelchair, looking at bookshelves in bookstore
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, travel

Austin Trip: Music, Fun & Accessibility

Some of the things I like to do when travelling or any time is to listen to live music, explore, and learn a bit about where I’m traveling. My parents and I flew to Austin, Texas, in mid-November. All in all, it was a cool trip.

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Writing

What have I been up to?

Let’s get you caught up with everything in my life (that I choose to share with you) “Draw a hardline” I went to a Julien Baker concert at First Avenue if you saw the pictures on Twitter and Facebook. Everything worked smoothly as far as showing our vaccine photos on our phone to online tickets… Continue reading What have I been up to?

MN sculpture letters overlooking CHS baseball field, sunset, St. Paul skyline
Accessibility (#A11y), Music, Sports

Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week

As I mentioned in Monday's post, I was out more last week when we had out-of-town family visiting, than in the past months. Here are some of the places I visited in the Twin Cities with their respective accessibility reports. Enjoy! Walker Art Center Hillside Jazz (Present Tense): Joel Ross Good Vibes Amazing! The Walker… Continue reading Accessibility Report for Family Visit Week