Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Blog for the New Year:

Hi, all. Happy New Year.

It's been a while since I've posted, and those of you who have been checking have probably noticed that I haven't updated the meeting times and dates since October. Oh, and I am have closed off the comments function. What's up with all of that?
Let me take the last thing first: I was getting SPAMMED to death be Chinese comment-bots that wanted me to post viagra ads in the comment section. Rather than constantly rejecting the postings, I figured I would stop taking comments.
Now, the meeting times: I've just fallen off the lists, and, being in Washington now, I just don't know when the meetings are. I'll try to find out.
What about the lack of posting? Well, I've been busy, learning about the Federal Government and finding a "placement" where I will be spending the next 8 months as a very junior part of the process. I have not been following things back in Massachusetts nearly as closely as I might have been. As a consequence, I just haven't had very much to say.
Today, however, I got an e-mail for Lisa Lambert, the head of PAL, the Parent-Professional Advocacy League, in Massachusetts- well, let me just let her speak for herself:
Hi David,
I also wanted to let you know that PAL (me) just started a new blog. When I write "just started" I mean it is days old. Wrote the first entry on New years eve and am about to post #2. I have wanted to write something about childrern's mental health from the perspective of families for a while, and with you gone, there is no one around to hold the state accountable in print. The first few entries will be avout the parent perspective and then I'll write a bit about Rosie D, cuts, the shift in services and on and on. There sure is no shortage of topics.
So, having said all that, here's the link:
If you like it as you read it, maybe you could post a link? I would be happy to do the same!
Have a great 2010!


Folks, I have read it, and I like it, and I recommend it to you all. There is still lots of work to be done, so lets all get to it, shall we?

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