There's a brand new blog out there, and it is a work of art. It's 5 Minutes for Special Needs and is written by a number of articulate parents who choose to offer support, insight, and inspiration. It rocks.
Let me introduce Eva Rosenberg, Tax Mama. I've known Eva more than a few years, and she's a spectacular individual. Brilliant. Sassy. Savvy. Effervescent. And then some. Today she wrote about the focus we put on hiring people with degrees, and I thought it would be interesting. And now: here's Eva. This morning I was corresponding with a tax professional who's faced some resistance by the folks at Robert Half because he doesn't have a college degree. No doubt Half must adhere to THE highest standards in the land. (They are a pretty good firm, in general.) But when you come across a candidate like this individual - with over a decade of solid tax experience, a great attitude, and a capacity for finding errors that might save a firm from lawsuits or sanctions...headhunters need to have the sense to make an exception. Continue Reading
Kentucky House of Representatives honors Alex Harpole and Service Dog, Lady, on March 5, 2008. Special recognition was given to Alex and Lady because Alex was selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to represent Kentucky in a face-to-face meeting with lawmakers in Washington D.C., to discuss desperately needed help for children with disabilities. Alex, who has an extremely rare form of epilepsy called Dravet's Syndrome, and his mother, Carrie, will share their first-hand knowledge of what support is lacking and what is needed. Click here to see Lady's certificate, and click here to see Alex's certificate. Note from Judy: 4 Paws for Ability is an amazing nonprofit organization located in Xenia, Ohio. It provides highly trained service dogs in many areas, but does require that approved families raise funds to train the dog. Please consider this child whose life will change significantly upon receiving an assistance dog. Read the testimonials. Reading them could change your life. It changed mine.
An adventure in stereotyping One summer, I took a biology class that was only supposed to meet every other night, so I could take volleyball on the alternate nights. Naturally, it turned out to be a pre-med biology class, requiring a lab session every other night. In that small class of about 25 students, there were two people I particularly thought were odd or annoying and hoped to avoid. He was loud, and pushy and seemed to know everyone and had to speak up about everything even though he was clearly a dumb jock. And she wore a striped engineer's hat with engineer's overalls every day - and just seemed to live in another dimension. Naturally, when it came time to team up with lab partners, I ended up with them... Continue Reading