Category Archives: Independent Living Program

ILP–LAST CALL FOR SILVER QUEEN

The flavours of Fall are subtle but welcome. A slight chill in the air or the new-found fog are just the hallmark of a September morning. I think the sun has rose-tinted goggles on that cast a glow on everything … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW 9/22/16–THE ILP WRAP?

Jerrel and the Bugtustle crew invited me over to do a show at Hadit.com on Thursday. Airtime commences a 1600 Hrs Local Pacific and 1900 Hrs Eastern. Standard practice will be to check my political correctness at the door and … Continue reading

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CAVC– #116-2098-POST GAME WRAP AND POST MORTEM

After every CAVC encounter and especially Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus, I like to dissect them to ascertain what was gained, lost or ignored. Basically, those are the only talismans to wave after the dust settles. So, in retrospect, what did … Continue reading

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CAVC–#16-2098–POSTSCRIPT-ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT, ST. MARGARET?

Never being one to leave an errant sweater thread alone or a VA scab unpicked, I felt compelled to at least answer in my defence and protect my honor. Having hornswoggled sweet ol’ Saint Margaret into believing that maybe I … Continue reading

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CAVC #16-0298–THE RISE AND FALL OF ANOTHER EX. WRIT

I love the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) method for Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus. Just like those fabled Chinese dry cleaners’ claims of ‘In by ten, you come get when little hand on three.’, my Ex. Writ was ‘in’ … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING FOR FUN AND PROFIT

Over the last several years I have remarked about how my corn reached 12’6″ and mostly threw three ears per stalk. I had to use a step ladder to reach the highest ones (two Pinocchios). Beets got so large we had … Continue reading

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ILP REWARDS PROGRAM

The genus was Lil The species Magill But everyone knew them as Nancys My peaches came due about a week ago. They’re a month early so I wanted to know if I should blame Bush for it. I keep hearing … Continue reading

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ILP–FOR HE WHO SHALL HAVE BORNE THE BATTLE (NOT)

Just when you feel you’ve heard the worst story about deprivation of benefits, another one floats to the top. Just when you think the VA could sink no lower than whale shit, they outdo themselves with another personal best. Today, … Continue reading

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ILP–DEEP THROAT-THE FLY ON THE WALL

Every good VA story has a fly on the wall somewhere who can tell you what’s going on in the back room. In my case, Deep Throat is well-protected, well-informed and keeps me in the loop on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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CAVC-ILP #16-2098–THIS ILP’S FOR YOU

Sometimes, promised gifts from VA are a long time in coming. Some are rather hollow fulfillments of promised offers. Some are outright scams. The ILP is much the same chimera. It looks so promising from afar in what it offers. … Continue reading

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