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I once wrote for life now I write in life. I'm looking forward to developing a blog presence with personality for DAO whilst delivering comment, reviews, photos and views on disability and how it's represented.

Struggling to Record the Action of the Hardest Hit

20 April 2012

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I have a photo journal on flickr which i would like to contribute to DAO for safe keeping, debate and discussion. If anyone can advise me how to do this it would be much appreciated. I have tried Slideshare but my Power Point is too big. I've tried attaching it and mailing it to the Editor. Again its too big. The Power Point is an editted down version of the flickr set. Its about 3,100kb. Particpation in the first hardest hit march was a fun day out for us as participants. Much more fun...

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Touched by the hand of Jimmy Savile

12 October 2012

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a manipulated image of jimmy savile placing more emphasis on his hands rather than his face

 A response from a member of the We All Shot Pudsey Bear facebook group invited to the Burn Pudsey Friday event suggested that we should target the beeb for direct action. This has been done before and it is not the first call that i've heard for the same. I've never felt able to lead in this way but i've been thinking about things and I am wondering what the interest and commitment would be like. My first thought was maybe we could add that sad olympic mascot Mandeville to the burning...

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Austerity Signs (AKA The Three Bastards)

5 December 2012

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a skeletal middle finger points upwards as if to say up yours to the three bastards in this piece

This is one of my last great ideas. Note, not one of my last great poems. Perusing papers, looking for placed pledges There are none Charities have stopped pleading in the press Bastards Spoiling my anti tragedy model stance No chugger has stopped me in the street To pounce the unwanted penny The homeless man a yard away could use I've missed our chats Admin, Chief Executive Feeding Bastards Spoiling my anti-tragedy model stance Even the wee yellow Pudsey bastard can barely stir my screen....

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