I’m 43 years old, husband, father, small business owner, radio DJ, podcaster, and I have Multiple Sclerosis.
I created the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast to share what I’m going through.
I believe in using the transformational power of creativity to achieve social justice. Joseph Beuys once famously claimed that, “Each person is an artist.” In the words of the Spanish poet Antonio Machado, “Wanderer, your footprints are/ the path, and nothing else;/ wanderer, there is no path,/ the path is made by walking.” My work consists of public interactions that create new conditions in the community.
I have multiple sclerosis and that affects my life and work in many ways. I am the host of What’s The Matter With Me?, a podcast where I share my experiences, challenges and triumphs as a patient with MS. The podcast develops my Disability Consciousness and bridges me with my caregivers, doctors, the disabled community, and community-at-large.
If each person is an artist, and we create the road by walking, then it is up to us to create the world we want to see.
We had a Sunday itinerary- birthday party, BBQ and baseball practice. I am accessing my affinity group.
Welcome to What’s The Matter With Me Podcast Season 6, Episode 11 “Affinity Group Hang,” There’s lots of things going on. I’m getting out there, even further out than I was already.
West Elm couch backordered until August
The liquor store is out of things too
Shout outs to Kevin in Wisconsin
I’ve only got anecdotal info on a stem cell treatment for a friend of a friend who had pretty severe MS. He had the stem cell treatment and was feeling great for a while, but it’s been a few years and his condition has worsened.
I don’t usually do something unless my doctor recommends it, because there are so many different things that people recommend that it’s pretty hard to make heads or tails of it
Shout outs to Brook, and to Eric & Tracy who listened to the thing on a drive, they binged it
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Agnes Martin legal ID for KFJC- rules for legal identification
I saw a couple of people at the supermarket. She had one leg- He did not appear to be disabled- They were punks- They both had jean jackets- He had a black net back ballcap- She wore one Doc Marten- she drove and kept a folding wheelchair behind the driver’s seat- I regret not meeting them
I made the choriço, white beans, and kale- I used pinto beans & Goulart’s chorizo
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Her talk centers around the idea that most people don’t see invisible disabilities
What matters is not how other people react to me, but how I present myself . I control what I can control. As ability changes, what you can control probably also changes
The frustration of becoming older and having your opinion be drowned out by a bunch of younger people’s opinions. Being disabled is similar in that your opinion is drowned out by more able bodied people’s
I heard Noam Chomsky’s podcast “Anarchism“- Noam Chomsky has a gravelly voice
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