More Calls for Stephen


 

I did get a positive response from Rep.Tom Suozzi who represents Stephen’s district of Bellerose, Queens. Today I made a call to Congressman Gregory Meeks of Queens. Even though others may think my efforts are futile or may laugh at me I will continue to call as many elected officials as possible. I cannot give up on Stephen. I Love my brother Stephen and would do anything for him.

Restore the programs and services that have been eliminated from Stephens Group Home Residence and Training Center!! Hire more trained staff and No More Layoffs! No cuts to Medicaid! Everyone out there please call! Your Calls DO matter!! If we deluge Our Elected Officials with phone calls, email messages, texts and visits to their offices they must take notice!! No more apathy! Get Involved!!

I encouraged Rep. Tom Suozzi to visit Stephen’s Group Home Residence located at Bellerose, Queens. To Come see the wonderful work QCP does for developmentally disabled adults. Also visit AABR located in Jamaica, Queens which does an excellent job of educating and training adults with multiple disabilities. Plus to Bring as many Congresspersons, Senators and other Reps.  Perhaps if our Elected Officials see the faces of the people who will be affected and are affected by budget cuts and possible loss of Medicaid their minds can be swayed.

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2017/07/12/im-calling-for-stephen-who-are-you-calling-for/

https://dancingpalmtrees.com/2017/07/14/still-calling-for-stephen/

 

Stephen is a Mighty Autism Warrior.  How about you?  Please let me know which elected officials you contacted in your area and their response. (This only applies to U.S.A. residents)

 

#AutismLivesMatter    #Autism

 

 

 

The Rent is Too Damn High Part 2


 

 

A few days ago my room-mate informed me that next year he is leaving as our rents are going up to the stratosphere so if he leaves so must I.  My room-mate is a school teacher and I am a museum security guard. New York City rents are brutalizing folks like us. In order to live comfortably in New York City you must make upwards of $70 a year this is a salary that neither school teachers nor security guards can ever achieve unless you take on extra jobs or work non-stop overtime.

Basically the working class is being crushed. Big time!

http://www.amny.com/transit/mta-to-begin-fare-and-toll-hike-public-hearings-1.12705275

I’m looking to move from my current Brooklyn location to either Washington Heights in Manhattan or to the Boogie Down Bronx. Must be near the subway walking distance to the train and cat friendly. Where I go my cat Sylvester goes with me. Safety is also paramount.

I’m also willing to consider Queens as long as it is a short walk to the subway. Also wherever I go whether I wind up in a studio or a one-bedroom it must have enough room and be in a safe neighborhood where Stephen can visit me. It would also be nice for the neighborhood to have amenities like good grocery stores, banks, a Walgreens pharmacy, etc…

I hope to make the move sometime around Spring/Summer/Early Autumn 2017.

Please contact me privately using my Gmail address. Thanks!!

Gentrification is pushing working class people like me out of the neighborhood.  Once the Hipsters start moving in the rest of us are forced to leave. I like Brooklyn, I enjoy living here and wish that I could stay. Truthfully since I will be making more money in my new position technically I could stay if I worked DOUBLE SHIFTS FOUR TIMES A WEEK!!  Yes if I did maximum overtime which would mean giving up writing, photography and naturally blogging I could stay in my Beloved Brooklyn. If I give up having any kind of life including Not Seeing Stephen I could remain put but I’m not willing to do that so move I must!!

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I just wanted to add the link of a blog post that really impressed me. Being pretty or beautiful is temporary and my days of pretty are long over. When pretty fades that’s where Strong takes over.

https://ramblingsoftheclaury.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/better-choice/

Rent is going up too darn High!!


 

U.S. Army Veteran (Me) seeking studio or 1 bedroom in Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn. Must be cat friendly, close to (walking distance) to the subway & safe neighborhood. Less than $800 a month rent!! Including gas and electric. Will be ready to move in September or October this year.

Sure I could work hours and hours plus tons overtime in a back breaking attempt to pay a rent that will be close to $1000 by November 2016 or I can ask for help and believe God to send me a clean safe place for me and Sylvester. Someplace that I can bring my brother Stephen.

Stephen is most important factor. If all my money goes to pay rent not counting gas, electric, food & transportation how will I find the time or funds to care for Stephen?  This is not acceptable so I’m sending out this appeal and Please Feel Free to Share to all your networks.

I believe in Miracles and Answered prayer!!

Thank you!!

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Groups of Birds


https://sundaystills.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/sunday-stills-the-next-challenge-groups-of-birds/

Canadian Geese at Rochdale Village, Jamaica, Queens 2010/2011

Canadian Geese at Rochdale Village, Jamaica, Queens 2010/2011
Canadian Geese at Rochdale Village, Jamaica, Queens 2010/2011

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Happy Birthday to My Cat Sylvester!!


Happy Caturday and Happy Birthday to my cat Sylvester who is 10 years old. Actually I have no idea when his actual birth date is but 7/11 sounded good so I’m making today his Kitty BornDay. As you can see he is really a Fat Cat now as opposed to when he was younger and much slimmer! LOL!!

Sylvester is Feline Fine and looking good at ten years of age. These are some moments and flashbacks from his kitty life. Happy Birthday Sylvester!! Mommy Loves You!!

Sylvester aka Undercover Kitty
Sylvester aka Undercover Kitty

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Sylvester on Rumpled Bed
Sylvester on Rumpled Bed
Sylvester in my old Laundry Bag
Sylvester in my old Laundry Bag
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Sylvester

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A Gaggle of Goosey Gander Canadian Geese ~~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge


Rochdale Village Canadian Geese around 2010 and 2011
Rochdale Village Canadian Geese around 2010 and 2011

All these photographs were taken in Rochdale Village, Jamaica, Queens, New York around 2010 and/or 2011.  A real Mother Goose Gathering.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: My Favorite Things, Verse One

Do the gods Shed No Tears?


Woman Warriors Rebellion Roar!!!

When the Village is under attack, the Warriors stand ready to defend the people. Every Primordial Goddess and Queens of the Seven continents sound the War Cry!  Nzingha, Judith, Deborah, Hatshepsut, Kali, Ishtar, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Bodaceia, shall all arise from Earth Mother Gaia, take up the Sword as well as the Spear to reclaim the Land and set Justice for Her Peoples!! For Justice has removed her blindfold and joined the avenging Army.

Candace of Meroë
Candace of Meroë

Vassals, slaves, sharecroppers. One bondage seems to begat another.  Tilling land for another. Giving away hard wrought crops. Women-wives given as chattel, cooks and sex slaves in despair and fear of displeasing a drunken sadistic male calling himself a husband but far from the definition. From one man’s hand to another. Pay Tribute to the Patroon! Bow down! Grovel! Hat in Hand! Are you really To the Manor Born?

Women a bride price. A Dowry given. Property exchanged. Skeletal hands beckon to a sideshow horrors. We who raise children and create nations are relegated to shame, guilt and fear. Oh my girlchild you were born a target, an object of scorn second in place to all your younger brothers behind you. Your redemption lies in a fruitful womb.  Your worth as a source of male heirs to the Throne.   For the barren lie desolate consigned to the wasteland beyond the city gates.

Candace of Meroë
Candace of Meroë

Legion Queen  Candace, Fallen Leaf, Running Eagle, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, Mulan, Tashenamani, Tomoe Gozen, Boudica, Hangaku Gozen, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina Sukhera, Oya, Yennenga, and Zenobia ride in on Red Dappled Mares and Winged Unicorn Pegasus gathering up the fallen, carrying them to safe harbor.

Rise up and be spoken! Rise Up and be Heard!  No more shall we remain Silent. Victorious we march taking back our Queenship bestowing grace, power, authority and pleasures evermore to our female Womb Jewels. Treasures and treasured from now on.

Woman War