Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Incident


Today I have to file a citizen’s complaint against a policeman.  This is not going to be a good day. To understand what happened, you have to understand the culture of these high-rise HUD-subsidized apartment buildings.  You have one or … Continue reading

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Speaking of Insanity . . . Centro, Again


My fiancé was a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps. He died when his plane crashed and his parachute didn’t open. I would like to attend the Memorial Day Watchfire that is being held at the New York State Fair.  … Continue reading

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The Thieves at Health Connection


Health Connection, which is a for-profit medical equipment supply company, has stolen from me.  They have stolen my words.  My blog, “Today’s Reason for Occupying Something,” posted here on January 26, (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/todays-reason-for-occupying-something/) has been reposted by them on their WordPress … Continue reading

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Fixing What’s Broken


Good morning, peeps. Here’s the news for today:  I just saved you $155 with Medicare/Medicaid, and my open letter to Centro bus company did some good.  But first, the weather:  it’s gorgeous. The Broken Prong Story I have a power … Continue reading

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What the Post-Standard Didn’t Tell You


What the Post-Standard did tell you yesterday was that– Cuomo in Syracuse on Wednesday to explain his proposal to improve care for New Yorkers with special needs Syracuse — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in Syracuse Wednesday to promote his plan to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company


Frank Kobliski, Executive Director of Centro Bus Company CNY Centro Syracuse/Onondaga 200 Cortland Avenue PO BOX 820 Syracuse, NY 13205-0820 May 14, 2012 Dear Frank, Yesterday I was at Shoppingtown Mall when Call-a-Bus paratransit picked me up in my wheelchair at 3:30 p.m.  … Continue reading

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A Little Something for Everyone


Wherein we visit the District Attorney’s Office, the Post-Standard newspaper, HUD management and Time Warner, and are not pleased. The Arrogance of the District Attorney’s Office McCarthy Avenue is a one-block street that runs from State Street to Townsend Street … Continue reading

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Opportunity of a Lifetime!


You get to meet me! My awesome aide, Amelia, is taking a week’s vacation from May 22-29 so I need someone to cover for her for a few hours.  Wash dishes, do laundry, cook–stuff like that.  Pay is about $10/hr, … Continue reading

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Crawfish, My Rss (Part II)


Continued from May 8 . . . I wheel back to the other end of the block and get more tickets, then approach the Cajun Café, which is selling gumbo and jambalaya. The problem is that it is the only … Continue reading

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Crawfish, My Rss (Part I)


I went to “Crawfish Fest 5: Taste of Louisiana” in Clinton Square on Saturday. It was overcast and breezy, which wasn’t very pleasant. On Salina Street, at the entrance to Clinton Square, the first thing I came to was a … Continue reading

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