Emergency Preparedness — Are you ready?

a photograph of a flooded living room with about 18" of water with a partially submerged chair, television and table

Emergency preparedness is a big deal for me. As a 24/7 ventilator user,  disasters place me at greater risk than my non-disabled counterparts.  In addition to my ventilator, my children and I rely on a great deal of medical equipment, much of it powered by electricity.  From feeding pumps, to power wheelchairs, to a ventilator, […]

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New Years Resolutions — two weeks late

Asiza, Adrianne, Heather and Carrie dressed up for the ballet

I made three resolutions for myself.   The first — eat better — is a major work in progress. The second — to clean out my email inbox — is accomplished. (I had over 4200 emails there, so it took some work). Since number 2 is accomplished, I guess I should work on number 3 […]

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Tuskegee and civil liberties

Photograph of yellow WWII era plane in a large hanger at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

This summer, during out Southern History Road Trip, we visited the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic site.   I am a lover of history.  While I was a history major in college, my emphasis was Latin American history.  I knew basics of World War II history.  I began to learn WWII history in depth while living on […]

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Weld County Commissioners: Focus on the local issues rather than your risible 51st state initiative

A photograph of a fountain pen and pages with handwriting on them

Dear Commissioners  Rademacher, Conway, Garcia, Freeman, and Kirkmeyer, My name is Carrie Ann Lucas, and I am a Weld County resident.  I live in Windsor with my four children, all of whom were adopted from the foster care system.  All of my children have intellectual disabilities.  I am writing about my experiences trying to obtain […]

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Please don’t bomb Syria

Syrian children pose as thousands Of Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Makeshift Camps In Jordan

Dear Senators Udall and Bennett, I am writing to ask you to vote against President Obama’s request to use air or missile strikes in Syria. While the use of chemical weapons is abhorrent, inserting ourselves into this conflict will not help the situation.  There are no winners in the Syria civil war.  Assad is bad, […]

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