Monday, October 27, 2008

Oregonlive's Fear of The Truth

As I wrote earlier, I applied(?) to have a link to my blog set up on oregonlive.com some time back. The person who is in charge is named Alley Hector, and she has a blog that focuses on issues that effect people in the gay community in Oregon. She has blown me off twice now, so I may as well tell the story about it. That’s something I do.

I’d think that a lesbian would have an understanding of what it’s like to have your civil rights trashed, and would welcome a disability blog, but apparently I’m wrong about that. She seems to not want my blog associated with the other more important blogs on oregonlive. You know, those really deep blogs. The ones about beer, born again bird watching, hamburgers, etc. Those are the blogs she’s put out there, not some blog about people with disabilities.

It’s probably best that I’m not associated with those blogs any way. This blog is meant to be taken seriously. I tell real stories about the challenges real people face in our state and beyond. Nobody else is doing it, so I’ll continue myself.

2 comments:

Gary said...

Would you consider mentioning my newly-published memoir on your blog? I would be happy to exchange blog feeds as well.

Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently released by The University of Iowa Press.

The memoir is a history -- an American tale -- of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives "readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable."

Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs "sardonic and blunt," "a compelling account," and "powerful and poetic."

I hope you can mention Seven Wheelchairs on your blog. We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

Of course, the book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Gary Presley www.garypresley.com
SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio
Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press

Gary said...

Would you consider mentioning my newly-published memoir on your blog? I would be happy to exchange blog feeds as well.

Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio was recently released by The University of Iowa Press.

The memoir is a history -- an American tale -- of my fifty year wheelchair journey after being struck by both bulbar and lumbar poliomyelitis after a vaccine accident in 1959. The Press says Seven Wheelchairs gives "readers the unromantic truth about life in a wheelchair, he escapes stereotypes about people with disabilities and moves toward a place where every individual is irreplaceable."

Other reviewers have called Seven Wheelchairs "sardonic and blunt," "a compelling account," and "powerful and poetic."

I hope you can mention Seven Wheelchairs on your blog. We all live different disability stories, I know, but perhaps if you find the memoir worthwhile, you might want to recommend the book to others who are curious about what polio or disability in general.

Of course, the book is also available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

--
Gary Presley www.garypresley.com
SEVEN WHEELCHAIRS: A Life beyond Polio
Fall 2008 University of Iowa Press