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too are broke but we can always find something for Mouth.” He added, “We had Barb Knowlen here in November. She rocks.” Ain’t it grand when good people connect!
Then a big name in human services reform sent a big check (but wants to keep a low profile) and said this: “While I still think you should be a little more accepting of the imperfectibility of the world, and the shortcomings of human nature, I would miss Mouth if it went under.”
The Bootherium Bombifrons Memorial Fund (named for an extinct yak) is forwarding some much-needed support on a monthly basis, and told us the donor had designated this gift “to keep the Mouth wide open.” Thanks to the yak people for allowing us to yak on.
Carolyn Tyjewski sent a note, “You know, I gotta have my Mouth.”
Thank you one and all, most especially the hardship subscribers who added two dollars or ten to their renewal checks. We know that ain’t easy, and want you to know that not one dime of it goes for extravagances you’d never be able to afford yourselves. We sure do love you all.
This time, a whole bunch of folks won’t let us thank them publicly. (Does associating with Mouth taint their reputations?) So here are the names of most who contributed their help to haul us out of deep water:
Alyson E. Perry
Justin & Yoshiko Dart
Duane M. French
Carla Baron c/o ILRC
James L Germer
Bruce F. Triggs
Nancy D. San Carlos
Dr. Mary Cerreto
David G. Pfeiffer
Mrs. Susan Schwartz
Philip E. Chase
Brooke T. Jaqueth
Linda C. Richman
Marilynn J. Phillips
Northern Regional C I L
Satsunder S. Khalsa
Karen A Yust
Dan R. Dickerson
M. A. Elks
Mental Patients Liberation Alliance
West Suburban Access News
Jack R. Pealer, Jr.
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ReSources — WHERE TO GET THE GOOD STUFF
Anet Mconel You may have noticed that
Mouth doesn’t publish much about Joyce Tepley travel. Our thinking: Most of our Janet Perdott subscribers have a hard enough time
getting out to the library, let alone Jean Bowen/WeCAHR to a dining experience. Lisa Holm But one of our subscribers,
Candy Harrington, publishes a Kathy O'Dicent great magazine on accessible travel Carolyn Briggs for “wheelchair users, scooter users,
and slow walkers.” It’s called Robin Jones Emerging Horizons, and you get Andy Pereira four unbiased, no-ads issues a year for $14.95, illustrated with their Sandy Weber own excellent photos of places to Kathleen Kleinmann go, things to do. (What a deal!) Sign up for the magazine toll-free at 888-Jody Anderson 795-4274, or at their website, Drew & Susan Metheny www.EmergingHorizons.com. Candy and husband Charles ML Mahler test-drive all the travel they suggest, for instance listing every hotel and
We call Barb Knowlen
the greatest advocate in
America. She and Michael
Knowlen run the Barrier
Breakers website, posting
daily-updated action alerts
plus what Barb calls “tons of
information” — and it is —
about the Plan to Achieve
Self Support (PASS) and up-
to-date Social Security regs
for operating it. We think
you’d also enjoy the Social
Security chat room, and links
to other websites. Go gettum.
motel in Eastern Missouri with roll-in showers and guaranteed reservations. Hey! You wouldn’t go to an inaccessible hotel, would you? Another listing does the same for Delaware and Maryland, and one article tells what airlines offer discounts for personal care attendants.
Each issue profiles one or more glamor destinations — London, the Virgin Islands, Australia’s Gold Coast — with the brass tacks of its accessibility written in Candy’s straight-from-the-shoulder style. Which hotel offers a wheelchair you can use on a beach? Which ones don’t offer accessible shuttle buses? Can you take the ferry that crosses Delaware Bay? Are there accessible trails near Lake Tahoe? What can you do if an airline strands you?
Mouth also recommends Candy’s book, Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers. Use the same contact info.
PHOTO OF BARB KNOWLEN AND FRIEND BY TOM OLIN
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