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Jane McCormick - disability arts online
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Temporarily out of service / 1 April 2014

Intermissions due to illness are a regular part of life for many people living with a disability and/or chronic illness. With me these pauses between acts can last a day, a week and sometimes months depending on the severity of the setback or flare up.

This makes long term planning and committing to deadlines a challenge to say the least. Nowadays when I make plans I try to factor in the probability that there will be periods, short or long, when I will be temporarily out of service.

When this happens I put out a virtual sign announcing that "The brain dept management regrets any inconvenienced caused during this stoppage... normal services should be resuming shortly... we hope..."