Advocacy, Political

Really?!?

Remember how I’ve been writing about the direct support staffing crisis? That we’re not paying caregivers enough so are having a really hard time trying to find or hire anyone? This story by Kirsten Swanson of KSTP, is more about the direct support crisis impact on group homes: From Group Home to Senior Living Staffing… Continue reading Really?!?

Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy

ADA 32 & Me 24

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 32 years old last Tuesday. And, I turn 24 years old on this Tuesday. My entire life has been post-ADA. The ADA addressed some of the concerns like employment discrimination, access to buildings and more. There’s a long way to go though. In Minnesota, I’m finding it all… Continue reading ADA 32 & Me 24

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”

tshirt that says Imagine
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Political, Writing

2022 goals

Here are my goals for what I think is going to be a big year for me. Writing About that book I’ve been working on… I am going to finish the horror\SFF (sci-fi and fantasy) book this year. Then, I am going to edit the hell out of this book. I am about 45k words… Continue reading 2022 goals

Justin looking at computer monitor with hand on joystick mouse
Accessibility (#A11y), Health

Reading with Visual Tracking Issues and Auditory Neuropathy

To read or not to read.... or how to read when you have visual tracking difficulties and auditory neuropathy. Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Shakespearean pun. Today’s post is that post I promised I’d do in the comments from my last post. So, I am an avid reader who happens to have visual tracking difficulties.… Continue reading Reading with Visual Tracking Issues and Auditory Neuropathy

First Avenue crowd on main floor
Writing

What am I…

The thing is, you might be sick of the politics. That is why I bestowed it upon myself to write fun alongside writing political.  So, when not obsessing about politics, what am I doing? What am I reading right now? I’ve started rereading this political book…damn…I wanted to keep politics out of this post. It… Continue reading What am I…

T-shirt that says Democrat
Advocacy, Political

Another Sunday

Remember the three issues that I care about: disability rights, health care and Medicaid. I know that they are divisive issues in politics and they should not be. I want to be straight with you with what’s at stake in this election for me. You’ve heard me say it before, Medicaid services for people with… Continue reading Another Sunday

Justin smiling in front of Democrat candidate lawn signs
Advocacy, Political

Definitely VOTE!

Why vote? Watch my video and find out! https://youtu.be/jf-Bqkcea0M I just made this video on Sunday - thanks for the help mom! How to vote in Minnesota? To start, everything in this blog has to do with me and voting in Minnesota. I feel fortunate to live in Minnesota, a state that finds ways to… Continue reading Definitely VOTE!

Justin smiling looking at political candidate signs in yard
Political

What matters to you?

The top three issues that absolutely matter to me are health care, Medicaid and disability rights. I’ll talk about this more and more in future posts. What issues matter most to you? What candidates do you think will support or protect the issues that matter most to you? I’ve taken the time to learn more… Continue reading What matters to you?