Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Looks like we are getting a puppy tomorrow

We have a
dog (weiner)

now my family is considering getting another weiner (puppy) tomorrow. If all goes well :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

OSU study: Disabled can find obstacle at polls

Dozens of Franklin County polling sites failed to meet accessibility standards for voters who need wheelchairs or walkers or have other disabilities, according to a study that Ohio State University students undertook this summer. Read more from the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper

Economic Effects those with Disabilities including Deafness

Within the economical world, the design of the deaf person's economic environment MAY BE viewed as disabling factor. In the cultural model, the Deaf belong to a culture in which they are neither infirm nor disabled. Other disabilities including those with Multiple Sclerosis are the same way. We all are ABLE and we all are able to be part of the economical system along with the normal and able people. I have Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) (Diagnosed in April 2002). (deafness caused by nerve damage, MS caused by nerve scars.) I am healthy today and hardly get sick however my MS can affect my daily activities. I am also legally deaf. With the help from technology, I can hear almost normal but totally deaf without them. A disability is a body function is impaired compare to the usual normal healthy abilities of a body and within a body, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment mental illness, and various types of chronic disease (like mulitiple scleorsis). When we are talking about deafness, deaf is a disability in wich you have a loss of one of the 5 senses that enable a human being to be "normal".

The sources of people with disabilities problem were people around them and how they were coping them. This is not my first time dealing with this since I have been dealing with this ever since I was a child, from a "disability's perspective" and I often raise this question "Who define my own quality of life?". We live in a world which places great emphasis on beauty, wealth and power with people with disabilities are often a symbol of the opposite. We need to have a solid and sound concept to understand disabilities and how those with disabilities can enjoy quality of life.

Another view, parents of children with disabilities areis NOT easy because they work much harder than parents of "normal" kids. Its very tough for parents to find the "right" path for our disabled children. the disability rights movements are still educating people about the structural and attitudinal barriers in the United States and similar industrialized countries that are the fundamental cause for the discrimination and oppression faced by disabled people, INCLUDING parents whose children are disabled.

Government have been taking away programs that has helped many children and many parents today are getting more fustrated, including those with autism. This year's election will be a big factor.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Drug Offers Hope For Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers

The findings were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.Article

Sounds promising that this drug not only stops MS from advancing in patients with early stage active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) but may also restore lost function caused by the disease.

I want restoration. :) Let's see and as usual... WAIT.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I have updated my Resume

I am thinking of doing part-time or volunteer work as an accountant or bookkeeper this winter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Allergies and MS do not help me at all...

I hate it when my body is not functioning well even when I am still able. I am trying a different allergy medicine and see what happens. So far it is working and I am getting more alert and feels like I am up and running again.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Catching up my Facebook

Boy, I have been so busy and looked at when I lasted signed on. Catching up is not easy. LOL

I am

very surprised to see Retired General Colin L. Powell, one of the country's most respected Republicans, and both parties were stunned by strongly endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president.

This is his quote: "I think we need a transformational figure. I think we need a president who is a generational change and that's why I'm supporting Barack Obama, not out of any lack of respect or admiration for Sen. John McCain."

Powell is one man I respect for the longest time but his adorsement will not make me change my mind.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Jury Awards $400,000 to Deaf Patient for Denial of

A Hudson County jury's $400,000 verdict for a deaf patient whose doctor refused her an interpreter may be a wake-up call for all professionals -- including lawyers -- that they risk liability for disability discrimination.

Worse, malpractice liability insurance does not usually cover such liability, says plaintiff's attorney Clara Smit. read more

Friday, October 17, 2008

Warren Buffett, the world's richest man according to Forbes magazine

is buying US stocks even though the American economy is in a "mess".
read article

My investments are still going though as normal as I have in the past. Right now, I am buying stocks cheap and down the road, hopefully (most likely) that my stock values will go up.

Deep thoughts, History and Lessons

Deep thoughts about my personal experience in positive choices that are right for me rather than living with a private struggle. I will be turning 50 on December 11th and I will be doing alot of soul searching.

I hate divorce and in my last marriage, I was married over 21 years to a woman who only cares about herself and what she wanted out of life. While I hate divorce, I am thankful and happy that I am divorced freed from such hardship and she was taking me for granted. In the last few years, I have struggled with my own issues that I have come to terms to accept them and move on. I regretted for not being their for my kids.

Today, I am happily married and my wife is the most wonderful woman. I can see why marriage is so good. It can be so good if only both spouses are not selfish and are willing to submit to one another with "love" unconditionally.

I always love "history". What is "true maturity" when we think of birthdays? Maturity means acting responsibly; it means learning from my mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over again. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. I regret not being with the people I care about when they need me most.

The heart of the matter is this: LOVE and Respect even when things are not going right.

Latest pictures of my granddaughter (one with my son)

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox rally from 7-0 deficit to stay alive. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Understanding "Submission"

Happily married couples are committed to the goal of giving each other pleasure. Submission to me means "Live with your wives", the term translated "live" means "to dwell down with," being closely aligned, being completely at home with. The little word "with" calls for close companionship, deep-down togetherness. In every marriage, there needs to be verbal, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual togetherness. Happily married couples create a sense of safety that allows each person to feel comfortable expressing his/her feelings, problems, and dissatisfactions. Life is full of choices. In marriage, partners always work together to make decisions.

Submit is a verb. Submitting is a voluntary action. That means it is something we ourselves do. It’s not something we make someone else do. Just as we can’t force another person to love us, we can’t force someone to submit to us either. Of course we can make that person do what we want. But then that’s not true submission.

True submission is love and love produces best sexual relationship that any couples can experience.

Do (romantic) relationships between Deaf and hearing people work?

My answer would be yes. I am deaf and my wife is hearing. Like any relationship, communication is the key. The hardest part of our relationship is when we spend time with groups of friends who are all Deaf and my wife ends up feeling left out and isolated. I have come to terms how to handle this with grace and understanding. Over the years, I have learned more about people losing their hearing due to loud noises (i.e. music). There are many couples when one spouse is losing hearing have created a marriage problem. In couples where one party loses hearing after the bond is formed, their sexual relationship can be affected the most. In many cases, good relationships have not developed. While hearing loss hasn't caused the problem, it makes the problem more insoluble. Sex often depends upon the right time and the right atmosphere. A hearing impaired person often misses or cannot understand romantic cues. Each couple develops its own sense of mood, of energy and spontaneity. Some like each step in the process planned. Each bond has its own sense of timing, but in the person who is hearing impaired, the sense of timing is thrown off. Spontaneity gets lost. Something is wrong and each person feels to blame. Seldom do they discuss it. Communication BREAKS down. Communication is the key regardless if people are hearing or deaf or both.

I am hard of hearing, without my hearing-aids, I am totally deaf. AT night we make love and we use some light in order to communicate. Talk about what feels good, what feels right, what is enjoyable.

Multiple Sclerosis and sex......

Warning, Explicit....

I love sex. My wife loves sex as well. Sometimes disability can get in the way of sexual enjoyment. The best way to deal with those feelings is to talk as openly as possible about them. Our BRAINS are our BEST sexual organ. We started talking about more sensual and taking time to enjoy each feeling as it came. Knowing that stimulating our minds would make sex more fulfilling for us was no secret and we are more open to explore. We lay down together and letting our carnal emotions take over our bodies by putting our minds at ease by allowing us to lead each other into never ending ecstasy. Unspoken agreements invite hands wandering in an uncontrollable passion within sensual forces. With our complete love for each other, we release each other's from any inhibitions we may have sexually. In our erotic brain, wanting to manifest themselves into material reality that sensual scenes of we played over and over again are becoming reality. Sweet surrender. Appeasing each others' appetites & fantasies. When a couple makes love, they are entering into a state of oneness; it's a oneness described in Genesis, when a man shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24). Sex in marriage should always center around love. The gift of sharing your sexuality with each other is to bring oneness, joy, love, nurture, and fun to your relationship. It's important for each couple to negotiate how they are going to talk about their sexual relationship together. To talk honestly about our sexuality, sexual preferences, fears, feelings about our bodies, struggles, joys—this is intimacy, deep friendship with trust and faithfulness. The most important sexual organ is your brain. What's happening in your mind affects your responses physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Using your imagination and playing together are important for a healthy marriage and sexual relationship. If you're both having fun, neither of you feels degraded, there is no physical or psychological pain, you are growing in your oneness, and expressing your love for each other, then enjoy!

My wife and I are finding ways to be more sexual to over-come obstacles. Our minds are the BEST sexual organ and we are more wild than we ever before.

Now, our next project is getting a sound-proof bedroom. :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wow.. time flies and I have been busy

I am still around. I guess I won't be blogging much until winter when I am stuck in the house. I am still around and lurking. Watching my investments go down and trying to stay afloat.

See you all soon.

Jim :)