Sunday, December 29, 2013

Gosh, it's been ages since I've posted - why?  Still a very painful and frustrating road to travel.  I've been thinking about John lately, Hart Island and my hopes and dreams for its future and inhabitants. I've read a few recent articles about the Island and have to admit I'm very pertrubed over the fact that neither John nor me are mentioned.  WTF?????  We all have a story, don't we? We all have something to say about something, right?  I've still got so much to say about John, the Island and what happened to him - what DID happen to him BTW? - and my mouth is bigger than ever. I feel my blood boiling up again and when that happens, I get in gear. I can't predict my next move but there will be a move . . . I assure you!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New York! New York!

Just got back and I'm exhausted.  Lots to tell, lots to relay, lots happened.  I'm too tired now though so it will have to wait til I recover my mental & emotional strength.  Plus, I still need to confirm all that happened actually happened - my mind is still reeling.  Or was it all a dream?  Maybe-e-e-e-e-e-e.  Not!

Friday, November 4, 2011

What next?

What do I do next?  How do I keep myself involved?  How can I be involved living here with my passion over there? Who can I celebrate this little victory with?  John.......but not quite the same. Hoopin' & hollorin' all by myself,  freakin' out the cats cause they don't know what's going on, somehow just doesn't quite cut it.  I don't know how to recognize myself, to give me some credit for this little bit of progress.   I'm not emotionally evolved enough so that I can truly appreciate my efforts.  No celebratory parade yet people keep rainin' on it.  Looking in the mirror does not help for all I see is a little girl in front of me, still afraid of the dark.

Friday, October 28, 2011

You CAN fight City Hall...............

Well, the Oversight Hearing of the Committee for Fire and Criminal Justice Services has probably wrapped up their meeting today, 10/28.  So, so disappointed I was unable to attend since it happened as a result of my being persistent w/City Council over the past year - somewhat of a "win" and unable to celebrate.  I should be happy I was able to get this far but..........not having the financial resources, the support and voice is truly frustrating.  Well, I do have my written words so...........Ms. Melinda Hunt had absolutely nothing to do with the scheduling of this meeting - I'm putting that fact out into the Universe - and she is NOT the only one. Does she honestly think the Hearing just all of a sudden got scheduled, or she did something to cause it? I guess so.....but she did not!  Is it wrong for me to want a little recognition for my efforts?  Is it wrong for me to want some media attention for the Island?  Is it wrong for me to want support, financial and otherwise, for the Island?  Is it wrong for me to want personal support for what I'm trying to do?  I guess I appear like a "hater" - And? So?  Bye now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Things are a poppin'.......................

and that's all I have to say..............for now  :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Power of One...............

Because people who are
Crazy enough to think
They can change the world
Are the ones that do.

Steve Jobs
1955-2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The more the merrier..............

Well, still haven't heard from NY City Council so the following is yet another reminder.  This time I included ALL members of the Committee of the Fire and Criminal Justice.  Think someone will respond..............this time?


"I have sent numerous follow-ups to Councilwoman Crowley (w/copy to Oddo) and she has not seen fit to acknowledge my inquiries. And, surprisingly, neither has Jim Oddo. While I can appreciate that I may now be a "thorn" in both their sides, I assure you that is not my intention. Based on my various communications with Councilman Oddo over the past couple of years, and his pledge to me that he would continue to pursue matters concerning the Department of Corrections and my brother, John S. Turner, who has been buried on Hart Island since January 1972, I will continue on and not allow the injustice that was done to me, and indirectly my brother, until the situation at-hand has been dealt with in, what I consider to be, a satisfactory manner Again, all attachments are self-explanatory and I will not repeat the facts here.

I am now including all of you, members of the Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Service, in another follow-up (my 4th) to Ms. Crowley in the hope that one of you may be of assistance to me since she has not even acknowledged my existence. While I can certainly appreciate there are more important matters at hand, I note the Committee will be meeting on September 27, 2011 @ 10:00 a.m. and, therefore, suggest the topic of the Department of Corrections, Julie Lantz and John Turner be placed on the Committee’s Agenda.

I thank you for your consideration and trust I will hear from one of you, if not Councilman Crowley, in due course.

Sincerely......."