Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another nice picture, this time in the lobby of a church.
The wedding itself was a little too churchy if you asked for my opinion, but that is the reason that churches exist I suppose, to welcome members in the transitions of their lives.
We had a nice ceremony before my parents and the notary along with her sister. The wedding was going to get out of hand, but we decided to push things up and we had it earlier, but before invitations went out. We went on a cruise for a honeymoon. It was a good time. Oddly enough, Uncle Bill, and Aunt Dottie are also going on a short 5 day cruise or something out of the port of Tampa.
The other people in the lobby are friends of Uncle Bill's.
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Here we are sitting in my Uncle's dining room with my Father, his friend, and my Uncle and his new wife, Dottie, standing behind Fran.
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Here we are by my Uncle's pool.
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Here we are the nice two on the right most in the picture.
The others at this wedding were important, but this is pointing out some good pictures of me.
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Friday, June 19, 2009

I called the TBI-FL help line

I called the TBI-FL help line, and shared my idea about increasing the use of computer mediated communication among the TBI population. I'm not sure if much of anything positive will happen from it, but who really knows? This really seems to be a social services help line, and not so much of a part of a national organization, but who really knows, maybe there is some national organization component behind this.

Maybe I might be contacted about being a mentor for some others. I probably don't have very many answers, but I guess I can try to help some others, if they want assistance.

The wisdom of an electrician

While I was at work the other day, an electrician told me a story:

A man (who we'll call Sam) and his wife (who we'll call Sherry) were in bed. The man is having trouble with sleeping. So, at 3 am, he tells his wife that he's having all of these worries about being able to repay his neighbor (Who we'll call Bill) who leant him some money. He can't sleep, and he's preventing his wife from sleeping, so his wife opens up the window, and yells across the way "Hey Bill, Sam is worried that he's not going to be able to repay you that money you leant him."

Sherry says "there, let Bill worry about it and come back to bed so that we can get some more sleep."

That story works on several different levels that I can think of.

It sort of points out the foolishness of loosing sleep over things which you cannot control.

And informing your creditors that you may not be able to repay debts on the timetable established allows your creditor to worry about getting paid.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm not sure what I would be embarking on if I wanted to follow through with setting up a chairitable foundation to benefit brain injured individuals, primarily through the use of enhancing the utilization of computer mediated communication. I'm not sure what sorts of legal obligations or whatever might be involved. Maybe it would be too much. I don't know if it would be a worthwhile thing to do, but it seems to me that it would probably be providing a service that here to fore isn't emphasized enough.

Maybe I am wrong. I'd love to be confident that I was mistaken. I'd love it if brain injured individuals were encouraged to find their voice online, and express it. Sadly, I somehow doubt that there are large numbers of brain injured individuals on-line, at least compared with the general population. One would think that there should be.

I guess that as with any charitable organization, having donors is important. In tougher economic times, the pool of available donors has shrunk, considerably.

I suppose that I have a pretty good story of having overcome a number of obstacles. If the foundation will ultimately be successful, I guess it needs more than just a personality.

I think I might begin making some inquiries though.