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Centro: Cutting Services and Raising Fares–Again


Frank Kobliski, executive director of Centro bus company, has announced that services will be cut and fares will be raised to make up a $5 million short-fall. He said–and did–the same thing four years ago when I wrote the following … Continue reading

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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part III)


I had learned that the cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness; once I got my power back then I would be all right. Um, well, not exactly. Around 2009 I moved to another HUD-subsidized apartment building in Syracuse.  … Continue reading

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Call-a-Bus Meets Anne Woodlen


We interrupt this series of blogs about Medicaid patients being unable to get home health aides in order to bring you a short history of Call-a-Bus. Call-a-Bus, hereinafter referred to as CAB, is public transportation solely for people who are … Continue reading

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Calling Washington


What Sally Johnston did was create a program whereby the client, i.e., the competent citizen, would hire, train, schedule and supervise the aide.  The program would be embedded in an Independent Living Organization, such as ARISE, which would do the … Continue reading

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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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Some of Us Don’t Even Have Feet


Letter to the Editor, Post-Standard (continued) Do you know who comes to the [Public Transportation Advisory Committee] meeting?  Linda McKeown, director of Call-a-Bus.  Fifteen disabled people sit there and try to make some sense out of the system, and Linda … 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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