Le Gimp, C’est Moi!

As I indicated in my last post, I’m inaugurating my new Krip Kam© series of videos on YouTube beginning this week. The name ‘Krip Kam’ is not intended to minimize or trivialize the nature of my disability, it’s meant as a handy tag to clearly distinguish the videos I’m making from others out there and make them readily searchable for interested viewers.

The name is also a reminder to myself not to take things too seriously. There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a deadly serious business for me, but being able to have some fun in my life is every bit as important as keeping my responsibilities met…life is not some grim utilitarian exercise, it’s meant to be lived, an idea I intend to celebrate every day.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video has to be worth at least ten. I can talk about the difficulties and hazards of transferring to and from my power wheelchair all day, but I think a video like this really demonstrates the subject far better than words alone can.

I hope you find it instructive, with time and experience I think this aspect of documenting my life and doings will be rewarding. I’m already researching ways to mount my camera on my chair, as well as other forms of videography that will enable me to share my perspective with the world even more successfully.

My special thanks to Marc and his Wheelchair Kamikaze blog for providing an inspiring example of a disabled person living life as fully and rewardingly as possible.

Without further ado, I present Krip Kam© Video #1 for your delectation. If this doesn’t illustrate the importance of this blog’s goal, I don’t know what will!

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About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at http://libertyonwheels.com/ if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on October 23, 2011, in General Stuff, Videos and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You’re right about a picture or video being able to bring reality to us more directly than words. Truth is, that words could never be enough to describe some things. Watching your tentative grasps and hesitant motions leaves little doubt in my mind, of both the horror in losing mobility and the anxious uncertainty in trying to reclaim it.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I’ve imagined it, but seeing it brought a deeper level of fear for the disabled. The chair is a wonderful thing, but it dumps you at the edge of profound uncertainty.
    This brings to mind how it surely must involve a huge chunk of your day just willing yourself to muddle through to the next leap of faith you must take, knowing full well that you may end up in a heap on the floor, with no help in sight. The panic, the horror of that, is–I believe, what could drive a person to insanity. Knowing you’ve been in the grasp of that and found your way through and to the other side is why I respect you as I do. You’re a very strong willed, solid kind of man, with a wild thirst for life, no matter your disability. That’s why it’s so hard to consider you disabled. Thanks for shining this light on what is “real” for you and others in shoes like yours. You have my deepest respect, Glenn.

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