Wednesday, July 26, 2006

FYI: Rommel's 3rd Annual Charity BBQ

At the annual PFSP last December, we were informed about Rommel D'Souza and his charity BBQ. Here’s what I wrote about it at the time.

“Rommel’s Charity BBQ was discussed this morning. Basically, one of the past participants got this idea to have a charity BBQ, and took the initiative to do it. He didn’t throw it out there as an idea, but actually made the arrangements, started inviting people, and looking for sponsors. Last year he raised about $3,000.00, which covered his expenses, paid for 2 people who could not afford therapy to take the program, and there is over $500 remaining, which will go towards somebody’s therapy at next years BBQ.”

Well August 12 is the 3rd Annual Rommel's Charity BBQ.

It’s a great cause, and he’s doing it in a financially responsible way. Check out his Financial Accountability page.

If you can’t make it, you can contact him directly to make a donation.

Not meant as advice, please find a qualified therapist if you are interested in similar therapy.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Transfer-Wk 37,Mon-Finally, a new post

My previous post seemed to imply that I’ve been on vacation for a heck of a long time. Strangers stumbling onto my blog, may assume I’m either so rich I can take a 6 week vacation, or that I was “detained” indefinitely in a communist country. ;-)

Fact is, I’ve just been busy. Actually, I’ve been so busy, that I’ve barely read an email that isn’t from a paying client.

Maintaining a blog is a lot of work, which is probably the reason so many bloggers fail to keep their blogs alive. Tom is doing a good job though, and Sophie seems to have kept A Secret Stutter Exposed pretty active since March, even though I’ve barely read either since before my vacation.

I did meet the doctor at the resort when I was there, so I asked about stutterers in Cuba. I was curious about how people who stutter would be treated in a communist country. Were they given therapy, or pigeon holed into meaningless occupations by some ignorant bureaucrat. The doctor told me that any child displaying a speech impediment would be given therapy (although I didn’t ask what kind).

Anyway, I will try to blog more in the future. I want to maintain the blog until October, so it’s not much longer. Also, I have a therapy follow up on Wednesday, so there should be something to say after that.

Not meant as advice, please find a qualified therapist if you are interested in similar therapy.