Friday, October 25, 2013

WHEN I WALK: Documentary Film Rakes In Acclaim

The New York Times just gave my online buddy Jason DaSilva's new documentary film about dealing with MS a great review and made it a NYT Critic's Pick.  All of us in the MS community feel such a strong link with each other that I know I can safely say he is my buddy, even though I've never met him.  Jason is getting nominations and awards all over the place but until I read the review, I didn't quite get the depth of his talent as a filmmaker. "Fueled by its maker's uncompromising intelligence and unrelenting candor," is my favorite line.

When you have a chronic illness, it's so easy to have your life taken over by it.  To be recognized for excellence as a professional in your field is one of the best things that can happen. Congratulations, Jason!

To read the whole review, click here:

Filmmaker Chronicles His Battle With Illness

‘When I Walk,’ a Struggle With Multiple Sclerosis

NYT Critics' Pick

Monday, January 14, 2013


Ever had a cat that disappears just when you're about to put him in the car and go to the vet for his shot?  or a kid whose miserable, aching tooth miraculously quits hurting just as she's called into the dentist's chair?  My scooter has a life of its own and has refused to do its squealing whenever I take it in for repair...lovely, eh?

Now I had a whole new rear wheel assembly and motor put on a year ago, so I'm hoping this video will do it for the service department and they'll be able to locate the problem. So this blog is for you,  Scott!

FOOTNOTE:  It turned out to be the brake. This probably happened in the belly of an airplane on a trip but it got worse over time until we could pinpoint the problem.  I got a new brake but eventually just got another scooter because the old one just wasn't very peppy and I want my 3-4 miles per hour!  I spent almost enough on the various repairs to buy a new one. Next time, I'll know better!