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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Letter to Governor Kasich

In response to Governor Kasich's cruel imitation of a patient with Parkinson's disease, I drafted and forwarded the following letter. Dear Governor Kasich: Let me introduce myself, I am an Attorney in New York City, who for the past 6 years has been suffering with Parkinson's Disease. Your recent speech, and your ignorant imitation of a Parkinson's patient, is indicative of the problems with politics today. I am not an Ohio resident, but if I were I wouldn't feel that you were representative of the best interests of all of your constituents. My disease has not progressed as far as the patient that you mocked. However, I do know what it is like not to be able to sit still for more than a few seconds at a time. I do know what it is like not to enjoy the simple pleasure of a short walk. I do know what it is like not to be able to hold a child, for fear that you may drop that child. I certainly hope that you never suffer the indignities that you put this patient through with your cruel and ignorant imitation. I hope that you will learn to think before you speak in the future. Very truly yours, Marc C. Sherman

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"

I haven't written on this page for awhile, because frankly, I was boring myself. So I can just imagine how you feel. Therefore, I've decided to give it a rest for awhile. I'm not quitting, if some thought strikes me, I'll write about it. But to write the same thing every day, has gotten monotonous. You know that I am grateful for my life, It doesn't have to be repeated. I don't want to minimize the suffering that many with this disease have. It can get far worse than it has with me. I've been lucky. Hopefully I'll continue to be lucky. Everybody has problems, I will always discuss them, but if I ever complain about them, you have license to strike me. So, I'm not closing this door, but until an original thought strikes me, I'm taking a break.