Showing posts from June, 2010


I am considered by many in my disability group at MSU to be the calm one. I can calmly talk to people about disability I don't get angry. I find this interesting, I talk like an activist and have since I started to get involved with disability student groups. I however do not get angry, I don't fight like an activist. In general I am an academic... I guess it means I probably will evenetually be a proffessor cause that is how I talk. I work with groups I work with in group. I do not find anything wrong with working outside the system it is just not historically how I work or how i find myself being affective. I like to help I like to see ways to affect how people think about disability. That is why I disclose so much I feel if I am open about it maybe they will ask me the stupid questions and not ask the people who are not prepared to answer.

I also do not fit in the box people have for disbailities they see me and I suprise them. I can answer questions and I have thought over…

What is my reaction to cities opting out of the bus system?

I have been lately stoped by myself or someone else who wants to go to one of the cities that has opted out of the county wide bus system. I grant it I have been pretty pleased with the bus system in the Detroit area except I hate it when the cities opt out of the system. The bus system is sorta well great except for things that are out of it's control like cities dumping snow infront of it's stops or opting out or just not actively supporting it. I find that most of the times the bus is pretty good but then I find out something happened and usually it is the cities who aren't supporting the bus. Detroit as a region keeps saying we need to have the infostructure of other cities encouraging transit but frankly you can spout that as much as you want but until action is taken stating that the basic needs are meet of a transit city or region it will never become a better system. I am also saying though that you can easily live just off buses in the city it is absolutely no pro…