Poetry **Special Edition

Lauren Schmidt, editor of the new poetry journal, Long Dumb Voices, model’s

the poet, writer and world contributor to whom I aspire.

The second I read Long Dumb Voices Home Page and Mission Statement, I cried happy tears.

 

Finally, a poetic platform with a heart for the misunderstood. A journal encouraging writers descriptive documentation of social crevasses – a literary gift, individual packed ‘Super Glue’ filling up gaps; ‘filling up’ minds, bodies and souls.

I am grateful to Long Dumb Voices, Lauren Schmidt – a truth-teller of the highest order.

Lauren published two of my poems in the First Edition of Long Dumb Voices

can life get any better? Yes, of course, we write it so.

Thanks to Lauren, Long Dumb Voices and all the artists, contributors to the First Edition of Long Dumb Voices!

http://www.longdumbvoices.org/

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Thank you, Alice~

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Harvard Law breaks down the ‘Bipartisan Budget’ & Social Security/Social Security Disability benefits

Here is a simplified explanation of the SS/SSD benefits to be cut:

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/billofhealth/2015/10/28/how-does-the-bipartisan-budget-budget-bill-change-social-security-disability-benefits/

Here email link for President Obama:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Bipartisan Budget Deal goes to President Obama – one step closer to chopping services USA elderly & disabled citizens

Here is the NBC article and video encapsulating this ‘Bipartisan Budget’ – a report failing to include the drastic cuts to the seniors and the disabled.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-approves-two-year-budget-deal-sends-bill-obama-n454311

President Obama will or will not sign off on this ‘Bipartisan Budget.’

I sent an email using this link; I had to use my voice in some capacity advocating for fiscal civil rights for the aged and disabled.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Picture this!

Happy 25th Anniversary ADA ~

Happy Friday~

Each day counts everyone!

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Nothing says freedom better than our own voices~

Celebrate the ADA 25th Anniversary!

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2015-07-13/the-americans-with-disabilities-act-25-years-later

During a final exam in my senior year in college, the professor asked if I needed extra time to write my essay.

Initially, I felt insulted.

I didn’t need extra time.

I didn’t need an extra advantage.

I asked him, ‘why do you ask?’

“Because your arthritic hands may be slowing you down. You’d have every right to take extra time, Vikki.”

As I neared the blue book essay conclusion within the time frame I answered, ‘I can do it.’

I finished the timed exam and passed with an A.

The professor clearly proved ahead of his time.

I however, clearly proved too ingrained in my educational conditioning – be normal.

Decades flew past until I realized the integrity and depth my professor’s simple question. And my fixed perspective, my fixed mindset.

The ADA assists all disabled through all life’s developments, challenges and goals and dreams.

Structured, organized special education didn’t exist during my educational career.

I encourage all students requiring extra time, extra books, extra anything to utilize their greatest tool, their voices.

Ask for assistance.

The ADA has given opportunities for you and all disabled a gift, a life lesson crossing all cultural, social, economic boundaries –

the gift of learning to ask for what you need.

Asking is a life lesson for everyone.

Good luck and have fun! If you’re not having fun, try harder 😉

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

“One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Universal Access goes global!

Inclusion and accessibility are paramount in creating a world wherein all voices are heard.

Sounds elementary, trite even.

Not the case – yet.

Events unfolded in India for voting rights and now the Arabs are taking

notice and building a platform for their culture.

This is a part of the dream, a wonderful first slice of cake-

Read the article and enjoy the peace~

http://www.arabnews.com/columns/news/758696

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

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