Friday, November 18, 2011

Simply Outdoor Experiences 2nd Annual Fall Banquette

Just want to thank Simply Outdoor Experiences for having me back to perform for the second year in a row. I had a blast.

What a night! Not to toot my horn, but the sound people make when they are clapping sitting down sounds so much different when they are all standing. Last night, the sound was different, I turned back as I was walking off stage to see the greatest payment of all — everyone standing and clapping. 

WHAT A COOL JOB! MAN, I love my job!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I-Pad Training

         As a person who loves, and I mean loves, watching stress melt away from people's faces, because, they just figured out a problem; or they found out someone can help them get through their difficult time, making life "easier," I must say that technology can be a scary thing but truly awe-inspiring.

        Last night I was apart of a "I-Pad" training session, put on by the UCP of Central MN, in conjunction with PACER, at the St. Cloud Public Library and it was fabulous!

        Having never used or touched an I-Pad in my life, I learned on a very fast paced scale for the lack of better words, mind-boggling capabilities of this incredible piece of technology. People who have troubles with reading can learn to read on their own in the privacy of their own homes — any age!

       Parents who have Autistic children or severely disabled children can learn what their child wants, needs and is looking for because of simple programs that can be downloaded; it is unreal what possibilities are now right at our hands.

      Now some might be thinking I am not technologically savvy; yep, nor am I. However, if you want to learn, need to learn, or know people that could and should learn, ask! 

      Ask where? Google, You Tube (has free webinars —seminars on line which you can pause, replay over and over until you get the hang of it.) Ask the agencies that are to be helping and if they aren't doing what you need, look somewhere else. That might sound harsh, as I know, if you are like me, you want answers right now.

Let me leave you with some simple advice.

1) "Practice, Patience, and Persistence always wins out in the end." — Aaron Cross 

2) "You must try and do the things you think you cannot do." — Eleanor Roosevelt

3) "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start, to be great." — Les Brown

       There is a world out there to enjoy, start now, act now, it is right there.

If you have any questions on Assistive Technology, high tech to low tech drop me a line and let me see if I can help.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Technology for easier access

Hello friends and family,

Here is a great company allowing anyone to get to places with a little more ease.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Start Today!

I was once was told "You don't have to be great to start; but you do have to start to be great." For the last few months I have been overwhelmed with mild anxiety, work, training/lack there of, and wanting to be better on many different levels. It took the love of a dear friend, two very special books, and most importantly, one morning in which I woke, got dressed and went for a 3 mile bike ride. (it all started today, November 8, 2011) 

Make it your day, try to do what you have been putting off, the emotional high is incredible. 

Remember, "You don't have to be great to start; but you do have to start to be great." — Les Brown