Rallies, Trains and Fingerlings


At the rally to stop the cuts from the Liberals. This is a link to a list of the cuts. There is something there for everyone! Find some that effect you directly (I guarantee you will find more than one) and join the movement.


At Burnaby Central Railway.


the Fingerling Festival, where Merlin got to release baby salmon into Noon Creek!

Life continues full tilt. Plans are being made for the summer months at a remarkable pace.

June is Merlin’s graduation from
preschool, and his 5th birthday; we also have tickets to the Star Trek Convention; and my birthday is also in June, but I haven’t the energy to have a party.

So I’m officially moving my birthday party from here on out to the second weekend in July. (the weekend after
Hornby Island Family Deaf Camp - which we are looking forward to). This way we spread out our family celebrations and no one gets overlooked. Also in July is the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf. No play group for Merlin in July, so he will be farmed out to Grandparents.

August, thankfully, is so far a blank page. Merlin is already looking forward to kindergarten. It is going to be a long summer for him without school, so we need to find some kid group activity for him to do.

Last fall I was asked to write a few words for “Transition Magazine” about connecting with your community. I did so, and it appears
here (Its down at the bottom - do a search for “child”)

The magazine is produced by
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities. They are a very active organization. I hope Merlin can get involved with it when he is a bit older.