Monday, March 02, 2009

spc_wspc_TheDisabilityShow 0005

spc_wspc_TheDisabilityShow 0005

media files:

m4a ->

YouTube -> .Portal - Credits Song 'Still Alive' (Jonathan Coulton)


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

This show is "not" any kind of a medical show /podcast.

It is by and for the disabled, and if we can help reach across the chasm of questions and indifference to the other side of the rainbow of ability ... well and good.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disabilities.

The path to disability is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.

---- "Healin Hands" by: "The Coggs"

We got PSAs:


Campus Safety urges students, faculty and staff to sign up for text alerts, online @

This will be used to inform students, faculty and staff in an emergency.

This was useful last year in the bomb scare.

To sign up, students must know their Spirit ID # (Bring their Saint Peter's College ID.)


Here's a proper, honest to goodness, real promo. :-)



Cross-promo with



Its midterms which means don't expect too much.

I got to prepare for a public speaking class and cram stuff into my head and its not as easy as it once was.

---- "Healing Ground" by: "Wishbone Ash"


As we get older, our memory changes.

Both the storage and the retrieval of memories.

It probably has something to do with the hippocampus as it lapses into senescence.

---- "Made To Heal" by: "Love = Action"


Storage of memories is something that happens when the hippocampus detects the need to shift impulses from short term process memory to long term structural memory.

Don't ask me what, when, where, how or or why.

There's easily a couple of dozen doctoral dissertations and a few Nobel prizes awaiting whoever solves those puzzles.

The indexing mechanism seems to to be as close to holographic as we can get but the actual quality of the memory seems to degrade over time.

Oh, the problems with trying to do the same things, the same feats of monastic memorization that used to come so easily when I was young,

I still have crud in my head from when I was a kid.

The buildings I used to play in, the building I used to read comic books in, the buildings I used to have sodas in are no longer standing but I still recall the pattern of the tile floor on the way from the front door to the left side of the store where they kept the comic books.

I sill have stored memories of going from our balcony to the next one where my friend lived without touching the ground, two stories below. And the guy died years ago.

---- "Heal" by: "David Martinez"

Retrieval is yet another area which on an old fashioned map would be labeled "terror incognita".

The indexing mechanisms which enable the incredible feats of remembering the dusty, bleached wood look of the board I used to stretch across the space between balconies al those years ago, must be interfering with my adding new memories at some point.

And that's why you're getting an abridged version of the show.

The crap I have to get into my head in fact runs counter to the ways I learned to cope with being a software developer, and a testing manager.

I have in fact learned to scan and I read by exception.

Things don't stick to my conscious unless they're "NOT" what I'm expecting to see and read.

---- "Love Crash Heal" by: "SOULAR"


Oh my achin' head.

----"Heal This World" by: "Pato Banton"


The show notes, incuding the complete text of this episode, and any and all links to the artists featured, are on a server ... somewhere.

And this show is also being podcast in m4a format, which means that it you use a compatible player, like iTunes, you get the content divided up into chapters with images and "hot links" to the the web, on the topic of the chapter or to accompany the music.

I might acknowledge receipt of your emails but don't expect intelligent responses for a while.

This episode featured the following music:

---- "Healin Hands" by: "The Coggs"

---- "Healing Ground" by: "Wishbone Ash"

---- "Made To Heal" by: "Love = Action"

---- "Heal" by: "David Martinez"

---- "Love Crash Heal" by: "SOULAR"

----"Heal This World" by: "Pato Banton"

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