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From God to Linda McKeown–There’s a Trip


How do I know that God’s got my back? The first and biggest confirmation of this came about three years after I was diagnosed with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, which is a rare form of kidney damage that is caused by bad doctors … Continue reading

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From Linda McKeown to Aunt Naomi


There was no apparent logic behind how trips were scheduled for Call-a-Bus, and if you weren’t waiting at the door when the bus came then you’d miss your ride.  Assuming you actually got on the bus, the drivers were hostile and lazy.  … 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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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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Out of Control


Do you know what it’s like not to have any control over your life?  Come over here and follow me in my wheelchair. Several years ago I attended a church where the pastor told me that he understood that people … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part V)


(Continued from July 24) So now we have Centro Executive Director Frank Kobliski and his special assistant, Betty Petri, working on fixing Call-a-Bus (CAB), while Manager Linda McKeown continues to run the day to day operation—which isn’t going all that well.  Every time I … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part IV)


(Continued from July 21) I got Frank Kobliski, executive director of Centro, to come to Public Transportation Advisory Council meetings at ARISE.  At the first meeting Frank attended, he learned that Linda McKeown, manager of Call-a-Bus (CAB), had a standing … Continue reading

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