After Pádraig’s accident, there were three things I wanted to do something about. The insurance madness, the police ‘investigation’, and the lack of care for persons with severe ABI in Ireland.

imagesWith the second anniversary of the accident coming up, I spent today finishing up the Open Letter to the Attorney General and the Governor of Massachusetts, and then faxing it to their offices (remember faxes?). Couldn’t have done it without the help of Pat, and a good friend in Boston we met on our visit there some weeks (months?) ago.

That turned out to be the easy part. I then faxed (!) it to the Irish and German Departments of Foreign Affairs, as well as our Embassies in Washington and our Consulates in Boston. Once the faxes were out of the way (pp.!!), it was all downhill with emails to the US-based Irish news channels, Boston and Cape-based papers, the Irish and the German papers, finishing up with Twitter.

If you haven’t got anything better to do and are looking for a light read you can have a go at the letter here. CIRCULATE – CIRCULATE – CIRCULATE

It’ll be interesting to see the reaction. If there will be one…

Pádraig today turned out to have a bit of a cold, not quite a temperature yet, but not well at all. Yesterday was the official start of the summer in Germany but it feels more like an autumn day here.

Today’s German Music Tip
Tonbandgerät, Deine Tasche riecht nach Schwimmbad (May2015). Sometimes I wonder myself how I find those…. You MUST check this out. Even if you don’t like the song, you’ll be hooked on the video. Promise!
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Och nee, Alexis, nich schon wieder! Warum seid ihr nur immer so knapp bei Kasse?

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