[Cccnfbw] A Germ of an Idea

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Sun Nov 15 17:30:58 CST 2009


Mike,

What I find either fascinating or discourageing, is that, I've been in this
organization 40 years. Your comments about "braking out of the mold" could
have been made and was made  when I joined and it is still  an accurate
depiction of peoples attitude today. One might ask "What has changed over
all these years from the Federation, when it comes to societies attitude ?"
I think Don's comments are 'right on'.     
Legislation can make an attempt at  a level playing field for the blind.
But, it is up to each one of us to shape, change or modify attitudes of
individuals. That is why, I believe, it is as important as possible, as many
blind people have the Federation philosophy.   

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Freeman
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 10:59 PM
To: cccnfbw at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [Cccnfbw] A Germ of an Idea

Don:

I agree about musicians; being o" is not a bad thing. I was thinking more in
terms that many hams regard blind persons as miraculous persons, wondrously
gifted in music, who have overcome overwhelming odds to be, well, normal,
that is, we wouldn't be regarded as extraordinary were we sighted. I
sometimes get the impression that we are regarded almost more as mascots
than as real, flesh-and-blood human beings. As fantastic a musician as he
was, I think Sparky fell into that category in the eyes of many. All I mean
to say is that we must break out of that role.

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Mitchell" <donmi at comcast.net>
To: "Clark County Chapter, NFB of Washington List" <cccnfbw at nfbnet.org>
Date: Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 18:55:44
Subject: Re: [Cccnfbw] A Germ of an Idea

>
>
> I would enjoy being more involved in the ham club. I ran one of the
monthly 
> ARES nets for more then 10 years. Since they are on Tuesday nights I am no

> longer available for that.
> 
> I understand your sentiment, Mike, about musicians, but all three of us to

> one degree or another are musicians. I will not deny what I am just
because 
> I am blind. Our society needs to give up there stereotypes we don't. We
are 
> human and should be able to express any things that bring us joy and
perhaps 
> joy to others.
> 
> Don
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Les Fitzpatrick" <lesfitz at comcast.net>
> To: "'Clark County Chapter, NFB of Washington List'" <cccnfbw at nfbnet.org>
> Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 4:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [Cccnfbw] A Germ of an Idea
> 
> 
> > Hey Mike I like it. I've been trying to go to radio but somehow there's
> > always something going on but hopefully that will change because I like
to
> > go to radio club.
> >
> >
> > please visit my website http://www.lfitz.ws
> > Les Fitzpatrick
> > instructor at the School of Piano Technology for the Blind
> > President Clark County Chapter National Federation of the Blind
> > Ham Call K5FPT
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> > Behalf Of Mike Freeman
> > Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 4:21 PM
> > To: cccnfbw at nfbnet.org
> > Subject: [Cccnfbw] A Germ of an Idea
> >
> > Hi, all.
> >
> > It occurs to me that since there three of us in the chapter with amateur
> > radio licenses (Les, Don and myself), it might be fun and, perhaps,
> > beneficial for us to make our presence known unobtrusively in the ham 
> > radio
> > community around here to inject a modicum of NFB philosophy into the
> > thinking of the local hams re the disabled. I've started going to the 
> > Clark
> > County Amateur Radio Club meetings as regularly as my schedule allows
and 
> > I
> > would urge Don and Les to do likewise. I've put my hat in the ring for a
> > CCARC office also. Let's put our thinking-caps on to project an image of

> > the
> > blind as something more than musicians (and I'm not knocking them) to
our
> > fellow hams.
> >
> > Just a thought.
> >
> > DE Mike K7UIJ
> >
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