If you’ve ever wondered why there’s such a gap between my blogs, there are many reasons.

One is that this blog is written by a human.

Robots, AI, Chat or whatever electronic mind, writes much faster than I do, and by “writes” of course I mean consolidates words and ideas from the great conglomerate that is the world wide web and orders them into a pleasing format much faster than I can write my thoughts or experiences into a similar order.

Do I sound bitter? I’m not. Jealous? Only at the speed. But, AI gathers its words from every shared experience before us; I am sharing from my own singular experience. And, once I share my thoughts here, they will also become part of the conglomerate, but it will always be mine first.

To be clear, of course I use AI’s super brain at times. I’m thankful to our forthcoming robot overlords for making some processes easier, like proofreading and emails, in particular.

But I learned pretty early on that, for this website, being human matters.

There are other reasons between sharing here.

Time And…

The time to write has to coincide with the energy to share. Work, family, community, and health, make squeezing the time/energy to share tricky.

The next biggest obstacle is…
How do I say this?
I want to share when it matters. Now that we’ve endured a pandemic in very unique bubbles, I’m wary of what “matters” even means

I want to share when it can help; if our experience speaks to a larger experience, or can educate or entertain.

Whatever it is, I’m quite sure AI doesn’t have this dilemma. So, there are gaps.

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So, today?

Everyone knows public speaking is terrifying in its own way. Even after speaking at the United Nations, we still get nervous, so…I guess it’ll always be a thing.

Last weekend Marcus was asked to speak on behalf of The Global Down Syndrome Foundation at our local DSA event. He shared with the audience a little about himself, as a Global Ambassador, and the recent work and achievements of Global’s advocacy and research.

One point I featured is the medical guidelines for adults with Down syndrome. Check it out Here to download for families and for medical professionals.

What I learned: seeing Marcus shine never gets old. He works through the nerves and gives it his best shot.

Mardra Sikora and Marcus Sikora speaking at a podium

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There’s another thing Marcus and I are nervous about, a semi-independent move from home. It’s a bit away, date wise, but we’ve started a potential process, and … it’s a big idea.

I very well may share more on that later, but for today, just the first steps taken are a pretty big deal. After all, it was about ten years ago I published in the Huffington Post that he would likely always live with me.

But, opportunities, and Marcus, have changed so we’ll adapt.

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Back to the event, the speaker just before us was Harrison Phillips, founder of *Harrison’s Playmakers* an organization that is committed to coaching and mentoring children facing social, physical, and economic challenges.

He said two interesting things.
1. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
And
2. Moderation is for cowards.

I’m very behind on, well, everything. And I require more sleep and “downtime” than I’d like to need. Yet, I’m still trying. I’m still reaching. I’m not where I want to be, but thankful to keep trying at least.

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So, fellow Humans, I hope when you find us here, you may also find some comfort or learn something new.

‘Till next time, Cheers 🙂