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April 15, 2011 • It’s been over a year now since Ruby messed up our lives.  I know that sounds harsh, but it’s beginning to be the way I feel.  On top of my other responsibilities–my kids, my husband, my job, my mom, Brian’s parents–I have taken on this massive project, and frankly the results are discouraging so far.  I have provided the town with lots of information, good people like oaklandfiddler and modined have shared their stories and suggestions, and yet that stupid “care index” is going down, not up.

What do we have to do to improve the way we care?  We’ve talked a lot about it, but what have we actually done? It seems like we are struggling just to get the conversation started.  Everyone who comes into the library gets a flyer and a finger-point to my shelf of resources, and mostly I just get back polite nods, tight smiles or outright blank looks. People are more interested in the new books shelf or the periodicals rack than they are in PODCare meetings or town wikis or community support directories.

That directory–the one I was so hopeful about, the one that would unite the people who need care with the people with the resources–has turned into a listing of realtors and handymen and a few other trades. As my kids say, WTF.   (more…)

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Mar 6, 2010 • I have something to say, and even though it might upset some people here in Deepwell, it REALLY needs to be said.

Don’t get me wrong… I really apprecate how people here have tried to help me since this whole Ruby thing started.  But that’s just the problem.  It’s only been SINCE Ruby’s Bequest!

I’ve been suffering without enough help for quite a long time now, and it seemed no one cared until now!  And if people DID care… well they sure as heck didn’t DO anything about it all this time.  Then Ruby comes along and people suddenly start pretending to care just because they are accused of something in some paper half way accross the country!  Well this town DOESN’T care right!  At least it’s never cared right for ME!!!

So it’s great and all that people are finally starting to take notice.  But it really upsets me that it takes something like Ruby’s Bequest to make people start trying to care.  It’s really just sad.  Especially for me.

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