Monday, February 7, 2011

My REAL Blog is After Gadget


If you've come here looking for Sharon Wachsler (writer, disability activist, service-dog trainer/handler, etcetera), unfortunately, I need to direct you elsewhere.

Blogger did not meet my needs for access for my readers and myself, so I built my blog at wordpress, instead.

Please visit my active blog, After Gadget.

After Gadget has been going strong for over a year. It's been a real thrill and learning experience, and I hope you will stop by.

I actually will eventually be switching to my own domain, which will be

But, until then, use the current URL --

At After Gadget, I blog about. . . .

- Losing my service dog, Gadget, to cancer;
- Training my now-one-year-old puppy, Barnum, to be my next service dog;
- Random disability rights, Lyme disease, MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity), and CFIDS/ME issues;
- Other tidbits I'm forgetting now.

I sometimes have videos (captioned and transcribed), and often, photos (with descriptions).

After Gadget is also the home of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival!

If you want to contact me about anything (writing, editing, all things service-dog related, clicker training, information on MCS or Lyme, etcetera), please do NOT email me at the sickhumor2 e-addy here or at my other old sites. Use the contact form at After Gadget, instead.

Likewise, the contact information at and at is out of date. I am hoping to move these sites to a blog and update them.

You may still order postcards from Sick Humor Postcards (I hope you will!).

However, much of the information on is not current. It's better to use the contact form at After Gadget instead.

Thank you so much for following me around the web!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Meet Gadget the Wonder Dog

OK, my second blog. It's only taken several months.

You can see youtube videos of Gadget and me and see what's been taking over all my time, energy (and money), here:

Along with my first widget! That's right. Ring the neighbors. They'll be sooo jealous I'm sharing this experience with you:

Now I'm going to sleep. Sleep has become such a thrill for me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sick Humor* Is Back! (-ish)

Have you missed me? I've missed you.

I am sloooowly working my way toward transforming my old-style Sick Humor bulletins into a Sick Humor blog. Meanwhile, I wanted to get back in touch, tell you where to find my first blog, and other developments.

I'll blog more frequently than I published bulletins (i.e., more than once or twice a year) but I'll keep things shorter and more focused.

First Up – Blogabitch:

Bitch magazine (Feminist Response to Pop Culture) invited me to write for their series, The Douchebag Decree. With a name like that, how could I refuse? I learned some HTML, how to make hyperlinks, and viola! (Or violin.) Here tis: Who's Douchier?...

(Warning: The aforementioned protoblog contains liberal use of the word, "douche." How many variations can you find? First person to email me the correct answer wins a free six-pack of Sick Humor Postcards!)

Enjoy. (And comment! It's good for feminists to know there's a readership for disability issues.)

Future Sick Humor blogs will include info on recent publications (online and on shredded tree pulp), plus you'll be treated to more humor, hot off the keyboard, including upcoming Sick Humor blog themes like:

* Wanna read this thing I wrote? (blogs, articles, short stories, etc., and where you find 'em)
* Aphasics Speak Out! (the life of a nonverbal blabbermouth)
* Sick Humor Niblets (humorous blogs on life with disability & chronic illness)
* What I Didn't Accomplish Today (cuz ambition is endless, but fatigue is tireless)
* Ticks Suck (life as a Lymie)
* IntervYOU (interviews and profiles of regular people doing great stuff)
* They did/said What? (oh, you know what's coming here)
* The Norm Corner (visionary activism, hope, and/or pessimism, in honor of disability rights activist & hilarious dude, Norm Meldrum)
* Click! (praises, little hallelujahs, service-dog or training epiphanies, or unabashed dog lovin')
* You know I'm a lesbian, right? (queer stuff; disabled femmes, invisible no more)

As ever, Sick Humor Postcards and other merch are available to buy for your very own, online and by mail, at

I welcome your feedback and comments, as I transition to the 21st Century. Especially if you have any accessibility problems with my blog - please let me know what they are so I can address them.

Please subscribe! And spread the word to friends, family, colleagues, people who you think might not be offended, etc. If you want to stay on my Sick Humor mailing list as well and have a change in address, please email me both the old, incorrect addy to delete, and the new one.

Best wishes for spring!

P.S. I'm on a blogging fact – and faux-pas – finding mission. If you read other blogs, please share: which one(s), why you like them, what makes them accessible, etc. You can tell me about your own, too. Thank you!