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Hey, +Nikki L. Wirtz , apparently you're over 200 lbs. (Read the comments from the second person who reblogged this post.)
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Oh definitely agreed. I'm pretty much the poster child of an unhealthy person who falls within their proper weight range.
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The anthology I'm in IS OUT ALREADY! Go and buy this book, it is guaranteed to be fun!
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I forgot I put a tv on my credit card and then went out and bought other stuff. Whups.

http://www.bookdepository.com/Method-Madness-Jeffrey-Hite/9781927400258
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PLEASE TAKE ACTION ON THIS

This is HUGELY important, people. This is about medical professionals deciding that a disability rights advocate, who has autism and several other conditions, should be denied a feeding tube (which she should have gotten ages ago). Denying her this treatment is basically sentencing her to death.

Read the post. There's a phone number. And a contact form.

You know what to do.
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So, just to be clear, psychology professors:

It is IRRESPONSIBLE of you to tell a class of developmental psychology students that "ADHD is an externalizing problem that causes harm for others rather than an internalizing problem that causes harm to the person with ADHD."

I'm oh so sorry that my lack of executive functioning inconveniences you. Come back when it's also making it difficult to EAT, difficult to KEEP A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD, difficult to HOLD DOWN A JOB, and all of those other things that are at the very BOTTOM of psychology's precious Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

I may have more on this topic at some point. For now, go read some studies and learn more about how ADHD affects the people who actually HAVE it.
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Got an update, apparently the meeting went well and the prof is going to change her lecture.
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I just added this Page to my work blog. I'll be posting church music (that I write) there for free download.
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This just happened. More reasons to get screen doors?
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Orange for Autism ACCEPTANCE Month this April! http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/
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Okay, so the people who live on the roads are actually clearing them because the RM's aren't doing it. Oh, but wait! The people in the new subdivision got their road done YESTERDAY!

This is absolutely ludicrous.

Facebook status update from our RM: "...there are now four graders out, dealing with getting stuck and 8 to 15 foot drifts. The operators continue to do their best with this storm. If you are able to travel, make sure that you have enough groceries, etc for the weekend. We cannot guarantee timeframes as to when people will be able to get out."

Also, from February 20: "would like you to be aware that clearing snow and placing it in the ditch across the road from your driveway is prohibited. This poses safety issues for our operators and the drivers of the municipal roads."

WHERE DO YOU THINK THE SNOW THE GRADERS PLOUGH ENDS UP? IN THE DITCH! Jerks.
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Storyteller with a variable attention span. (karalianne, Jubilee, JannaLou)
Introduction
I've lived in many places in Canada and rarely ventured outside of the country (and never overseas), though others in my family are more adventurous. I play the clarinet, I sing, and I play a little guitar. I'm a Christian (more specifically, Anglican) and interested in mysticism. I'm a writer, a storyteller, in love with words. I read constantly and find it difficult to stop talking once I get started. I love guinea pigs.
Bragging rights
I survived three weeks in the winter on an acreage with no running water. And then I did it again, just for kicks. Also, my hair is long enough to sit on, and I knit bunny skins for fun.
Education
  • Lakehead University
    BA Psychology, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Calgary
    BMus Composition, 1994 - 1998
Work
Occupation
Writing, Editing, Desktop publishing, and trying to look after my house. Oh, I also babysit and do some respite/community access with a young woman with a disability.
Skills
Copyediting, Organizing, Writing
Employment
  • Office of Letters & Light
    Municipal Liaison (volunteer position), 2005 - present
    I organize in-person events for local participants of NaNoWriMo every October-December.
  • Self-Employed
    Support Worker, 1999 - present
    I do community access with individuals with disabilities. In the past, I have done respite care, play therapy, and behavioural therapy with autistic children.
  • Artful Words
    Owner/Operater, 2009 - present
    I am a freelance editor and writer.
  • Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS)
    Administrative Assistant/Editor, 2008 - 2009
  • LEAD Foundation
    Child Development Specialist, 2008
  • The Anglican Parish of Christ Church
    General Secretary, 2005 - 2008
  • Ability Society
    Program Assistant, 2003 - 2005
  • Thunder Bay Hospital
    Child Life Assistant, 2001
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Hoskin; karalianne; jannalou; Jubilee