Archive for April, 2011
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Maps spirited in their lines and shaped by their perspectives of landscapes point out where people must move to navigate for going on trips, giving tours to people like movie stars, and having great world adventures to parts unknown. Tracy and I are trying to draw maps of language and letters to show people new ways of traveling in the land of autism and limited speech.
Operating on people’s openness to meeting us in cities around the country, liking lots of local meals with native beer, we go out and spread our message of mass appeal to Apple iPad-oriented moviegoers. Part of the news your memory needs to remember is our presence like Vermont springs is very short. (We have serious winters.) So let’s look out and key in on our future movie showings, take a friend, and buy them a large popcorn.
Category W&J Tour | Tags: Tags: autism, blog, education, fans, film, inclusion, iPad, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, popcorn, Vermont, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Acting like tour guide extraordinaire, Pat Edwards got us positioned on podiums of beautifully, shiny, light wood in the theatrical-release-ready rooms of spectacularly new building of education at Ashland University. We had highly all-American meals and met many lovely people.
In planing back to Burlington but left in Cleveland, I had another Oscar-winning meltdown. Finding time in the Newark airport to apply kind words to giving friend, Tracy, like a calm Buddhist monk, gold medal for Olympian patience. Glomming onto my loud spouting-off-about-airplane-delay in Cleveland, Harvey and Pascal, a massive note of appreciation for spotting a nice Sheraton hotel. Collecting my anxiety in a soft, bringing to senses, bed, I am giving much introspection on the topic of how one manages uncertainty in one’s life. Occupying my consciousness, really in an all-consuming way, was my mental-age-of-a-little-boy, motions of a spoiled brat, temper tantrum, someone get a leash to tie me up with about, lost day of travel.
Oddly enough, this, as a moment of educating the public about autism, we showed our movie trailer to fellow travelers in the airport, mostly ignorant about my and Tracy’s mission but watching and taking us seriously. I am grateful to all people looking to open their thinking. Poorly though I act sometimes, I lop off more limbs of ignorance by letting my typing finger do the picking of intelligent thought from my mind and putting it out on screens to show the Larry of movie star-like worthiness.
Post-flight cancellation beer at hotel
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
I totally want to lead a fulfilling life and opening this door widely has been my movie life. Pointed high on my horizon now is a vision over these posters of Wretches & Jabberers which kindles in me a strong desire to soar and not just float through life. Many people of my living-in-the-community-after-the-institution status can create useful community kinds of existences for ourselves, letting the patterns of leisuring and recreating looked on as meaningful forms of activity for us by Special Olympian-oriented programmers push us along like logs in a stream heading keeping on a downward path to the lumberyard.
I like to level pins at the bowling alley like anyone else but I also need to nudge myself in the direction of participating in more intellectually demanding activities, like movie star appearances on public TV, progressive-in-their-politics, talk shows. Working on this blog is a less public form of this path to fulfilling ones potential in living a powerfully satisfying life so others outside of your ivory tower of disability will move into your neighborhood of intelligence and mostly off beat humor.
Ok now to the coffee shop for a more-than-satisfactory cup of joe.
Larry poses with a "Wretches & Jabberers" poster in Burlington, VT
Category General Thoughts | Tags: Tags: advocacy, autism, blog, coffee, communication, community, disability, fulfilling life, institutionalized, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Papers lack printed text to describe our experience of making movie star appearances last week in New York City. Allowing time too for Larry and Tracy to try out the new iPad at the mega-Apple store and meet J. Ralph at his unusually designed-for-great-music studio, our Wretches & Jabberers crew put on no make up and opened many peoples’, potentially predisposed towards limited assumptions about disability and intelligence, eyes, minds, and ears to meaningfully presented in text and voice, more progressive opinions about people who love to relay lots of little and monumental messages like any normal person does but who need technology, and moral and physical support to do so.
Tracy and I are performers short on attractive movie star looks but like politicians and news anchors, we push out our lost-in-land-of-limited speech, topping ratings now, and Conan O’Brian-like thoughts and ideas.
We are thrilled that all of you fans continue to race along with us on our magic red carpet ride penning our words across the country.
Category W&J Tour | Tags: Tags: AMC, autism, blog, disability, education, film, J. Ralph, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, New York City, wretches & jabberers,