A lazy day of links
|Not so much lazy, but busy; I've got a Things to do list so long it would take half the day to copy it here. Meanwhile|
Disability Blog Carnival #5 is up at Planet of the Blind. I haven't had a chance to read much, but it all looks super.
Agent Fang's Twelve Days of Cripmas is worth a visit to the Ouch Messageboard.
And on the subject of Cripmas, I was going to write a great long essay, In defence of Tiny Tim. I abandoned this idea, but did accumulate some relevant links;
Empowering Tiny Tim - Pathetic cripple? Ha! Crafty little con artist is more like it - by Douglas Lathrop.
A crippled Christmas Carol - by the wonderful Kate Ansell.
or to be more serious
Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some reflections on the cripple as Negro by Leonard Kriegal (1964 - the age shows in the language, but not the sentiment)
Or for something completely different, check out this news story - those poor people thought they were getting a drug which would help them give up smoking, but the drug only made it harder...