A Day Wasted – reprise — Wheel Tales of Willow City

A Day Wasted 00A Day Wasted 01A Day Wasted 02A Day Wasted 03A Day Wasted 04A Day Wasted 05A Day Wasted 06A Day Wasted 07A Day Wasted 08Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that you have a chance to let those you love, especially romantically, that you love them! No need for jewellery, flowers, cards, or chocolates. (They they might be nice.) But a bit of your time to let them know how important they are to you and how they play an important part in your life. Let them know that time with time is never wasted.

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.


Here in the temperate areas of  the Northern Hemisphere Spring is coming. In some places they are still digging out of the Winter’s snows, but in others, trees and other plants are beginning to green and bloom. It can be a chance to catch some time with a friend or lover in the outdoors.

If Winter is still wrapped firmly around where you live, don’t despair, Spring is still coming. In the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the cozy cooler times with your loved ones.

Time spent with someone you care for — lover, friend, or family member — is never wasted!

Thank you!

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Coffee — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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Be creative!


I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

 

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Where’s Pluto? — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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Not all entertainment need be fast, furious, digital, or electronic. It can be as quiet as sharing a bit of time with your family.

With all the talk about the New Horizons space probe, it might be a great time to go out as a family stargazing. Of course a bit of digital technology might help you with identifying the stars, planets, and constellations. Young children might have problems with the patience to see meteors or satellites in the heavens, but they will learn with a bit of practice to just sit and watch.


I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

 

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Nothin’ — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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Have you ever noticed that whenever you ask kids… or some adults what they’ve been doing, the answer is universally, “Nothin'”.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make Cents“We’ll Make Cents” was an organization that helped support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession.

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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In Line — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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Barriers to accessibility might not be obvious. A crowd of people waiting for a bus can effectively block a sidewalk for both able-bodied and those in wheelchairs or on mobility scooters. (shopping carts, baby strollers, baby carriages…) It might seem that you only have to ask and people would move, but it is not easy for many people to approach and speak to a stranger. Some people would simply wait until there is room to get through.

Keep an eye out for barriers to both the able and disabled members of society.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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Spun Out! -2 — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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Barriers to accessibility for those depending on using a wheelchair might not be obvious to the able-bodied observer. A patch of deep gravel left as a temporary measure by maintenance workers might be easily walked over by anyone walking, but that same patch of gravel would bog down a wheelchair.

The same patch can be an issue for baby strollers and carriages; elderly and their walkers or canes; as well as mobility scooters and wheelchairs. Luckily most times such patches are temporary, but there are similar sorts of barriers that pop up from time to time and some aren’t cleared up quickly.

Keep an eye out for barriers to both the able and disabled members of society.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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Swing and a Miss — Wheel Tales of Willow City – Reprise

This Wheel Tales of Willow City story is one that I first published December 26, 2013. I thought I might re-post it.

Swing and a Miss

Swing and a Miss

Torben opened a new bookstore.

Torben opened a new bookstore.

Yes, and I heard that it is fully accessible.

Yes, and I heard that it is fully accessible.

It has ramps and the aisles are extra wide.

It has ramps and the aisles are extra wide.

...it even has accessible toilets.

…it even has accessible toilets.

Torben has a good heart but is prone to mistakes.

Torben has a good heart but is prone to mistakes.

Books -R- Here!

Books -R- Here!

Do you want to tell him or shall I?

Do you want to tell him or shall I?

I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

It is amazing how many folks can make simple mistakes, like talking louder to someone that is visually impaired or shouting English to someone who doesn’t know English. As if one impairment implies another or shouting makes up for language differences.

This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

A Day Wasted — Wheel Tales of Willow City

A Day Wasted 00A Day Wasted 01A Day Wasted 02A Day Wasted 03A Day Wasted 04A Day Wasted 05A Day Wasted 06A Day Wasted 07A Day Wasted 08I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.


Here in the temperate areas of  the Northern Hemisphere Spring is here. In some places they are still digging out of the Winter’s snows, but in others, trees and other plants are blooming. It can be a chance to catch some time with a friend or lover in the outdoors.

If Winter is still wrapped firmly around where you live, don’t despair, Spring is still coming. In the Southern Hemisphere, enjoy the cozy cooler times with your loved ones.

Time spent with someone you care for — lover, friend, or family member — is never wasted!


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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The Further Adventures of Alfred Duncan — Wheel Tales of Willow City

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There is considerable planning involved in making public and private structures accessible. Sometimes it can’t be done, but most places are successful. A couple of friends of mine told me about something they came across. After ascending the wheelchair ramps to the entrance of a building, they were stymied to find two or three steps at the front entrance. Those steps created a barrier to anyone in a wheelchair that wasn’t a wheelchair athlete.

There seems always to be more work needed to make buildings wheelchair accessible. Perhaps it is the fact that many places are well done that make the bad ones stand out more… but I hear horror stories still.

Of course there are many who make huge efforts to help!


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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Overtime — Wheel Tales of Willow City

Overtime 00Overtime 01Overtime 02Overtime 03Overtime 04Overtime 05Overtime 06Overtime 07Overtime 08Overtime 09Overtime 10I hope you enjoy these and I would really appreciate your spreading the word. My stories are spread by word-of-mouth so this is the way that others might also see them.

Being fairly regularly able, I have found that when I cross many major arterial roads at a light, I barely make it before the light for the road traffic. I don’t mean when the pedestrian crossing light changes from “Walk” to “Don’t Walk”, but when the light for the vehicular traffic changes from red to green.

I can only imagine what it is like for anyone that travels below normal walking speed. I consider what it is like for someone with kids and groceries. I imagine what it is like for someone who walks with only one leg — proud at their progress to walking with a prosthetic, but just a bit slower than most able-bodied folk. I imagine what it is like for the person using a walker. I know that the lights can only be so long for each cycle of a light, but I know of many who barely make it “If” they start the second the “Walk” signal comes on.

I’ve seen a system where all the traffic lights turn red and all the pedestrian crossing lights turn to “Walk” — including two new diagonal cross-walks crossing from corner to corner in the intersection. That probably gives at least twice as much time to cross the intersections. Crossing diagonally means only a single crossing where you would have had to make two crossings without the diagonal. It makes a bit of sense to me and traffic still flows at nearly the same rate. (So I hear.)

Regardless, short pedestrian crossing times can impair some people’s ability to cross intersections safely.


This strip* was published before as “Wheel Tales of We’ll Make Cents” but we thought it would be better to publish more independently — hence the change in venue and name to “Wheel Tales of Willow City”.

We'll Make CentsWe’ll Make Cents” is an organization that helps support a number of not-for-profit causes which might get overlooked. Why not pop over and give them a visit and check out their current project.

Donations are actually hard to come by for Charities and other not-for-profit organizations. Consider what you might be able to donate. It might be a good time to clean that closet, attic, cellar, shed, or garage! You might have someone else’s next treasured possession. Perhaps you don’t live near Auckland and We’ll Make Cents, but there are people in need everywhere!

DWPenner

* Only the first stories were on We’ll Make cents. The more recent stories are being published here first.

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