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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TO MY FRIENDS IN JAPAN

Back in 1998, I traveled to Japan where I gave 7 concerts in 7 different cities. It was an awesome trip, and I met so many wonderful gracious people. My heart is broken because of the disasters that have hit that beautiful country. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Japan.

TOURETTE'S SYNDROME

I have Tourette's Syndrome, and often wonder why more people don't know what it is. It is a neurological disorder that causes the person to have involuntary movements and/or vocalizations. It's kind of like a short circuit in the brain. If you hear someone yell out, or maybe screaming the word, "hey", when you are in a store or other place, that probably is me (or someone else who has Tourette's). It's O.K. to look the one time, but after the first look, please stop staring. It makes it really hard for me because when someone doesn't understand Tourette's it increases my movements or vocalizations. There are many people who suffer from Tourettes, and it would be such a blessing for those of us who have it, to get some understanding from the public. After you figure out that we have Tourette's then give us a smile. That would make all the difference in the world.