Monthly Archives: June 2010

>act–ch. 12–choosing _your_ values

>act, ch. 12, pp. 165-176 ‘Defining what matters to you and actively choosing to pursue that direction is what this book is ultimately all about.’ [165] ‘you’re gonna have to serve somebody’–bob dylan (1979) [165] ‘In some sense, what’s at … Continue reading

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>choosing _your_ values

>’Defining what matters to you and actively choosing to pursue that direction is what this book is ultimately all about.  Although the defusion, mindfulness, and acceptance exercises … are useful in themselves, this information is an empty shell if it … Continue reading

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>visits from peggy and boo and sheila and peter and mail from cady

>beautiful out. peggy and boo brought me music and reading and summer clothes and mail from cady and peter and sheila picked me up and we went to the slab. cady sent a beautiful letter and neil young’s harvest on … Continue reading

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>qotd–jean vanier–prisoners and disabled people

>mum had many of his books. why? was she seeking, too? are we all seeking? say it in broken english… ‘I am always amazed by the similarities between peoplein prison and people with intellectual disabilities. Bothare placed in institutions, behind … Continue reading

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>qotd–‘a silent exile on this earth’: the metaphorical construction of deafness in the 19c

>’deafness is a cultural construction as well as a physical phenomenon.’ ‘a silent exile on this earth’: the metaphorical construction of deafness in the 19c, douglas baynton in tdsr3 p. 33

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>there’s nothing wrong with me

> there’s nothing wrong with me (well, i can think of lots of things wrong with me, but i was thinking of my being in a wheelchair at the shaver) throw away the shovel, stop digging a hole is this … Continue reading

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>try, try again–>py, py again

>’If you know a line of code may raise an exception, you should handle the exception using a try…except block.’source: http://diveintopython.org/file_handling/index.html

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>qotd–kirkhuff–english is a jealous mistress

>another reason for the global spread of english, eh alastair? naked machismo… english is a jealous mistress. she brooks no rival. she was born to conquer and to spread all over the world. she has no equal. source: j. d. … Continue reading

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>social model of disability

>The social model of disability proposes that systemic barriers, negative attitudes and exclusion by society (purposely or inadvertently) are the ultimate factors defining who is disabled and who is not in a particular society. … The social model of disability … Continue reading

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>qotd–hayes and smith–pain and values

>in our pain, we find our values; in our values, pain.source: act, p. 160

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