Next up in our Meet the COG series is Nancy Richards!
Nancy is the Executive Director for the COG and was interviewed by Terri Roddy.
In today’s world, what do you consider to the be closest thing to Real Magic?
Technology and the Internet. Take Google Home for example; my daughter will ask it to play nature sounds for her pet and voila….nature sounds. Technology has gotten so amazing, it does things you can’t even perceive. And even the watches today can do so much! It transforms people’s lives!
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic event, what would you have a chance to “Medal” in?
Because I am so passionate about things like Project STIR – I could “Gold” in teaching people who get supports to stand up for themselves; teaching in a way that leads to action. It is likely that I will be still be helping with Project STIR until the day I die! (And it is likely I could silver in wine and Fish Fry Friday!)
If you could re-design the food pyramid, with no dire health consequences, what would it look like?
At the bottom, (what you can eat the most of) would be chocolate, soft cookies, wine and meat. Next, in the middle would be cheese, nuts, and berries. At the top would be anything green, except salads, I hate peas and beans and for that matter anything “mushy!”
What is something that your brain tries to make you do, that you have to WILL yourself to do?
I have to Will myself NOT to eat carbs and drink wine. BRAIN, tell me not to do it, tell me not to do it!!! But in reality I give in all the time. I have never met a soft cookie I did not like!
How does DD look in 10years, in your imagination…..in reality……..
In ten years, in my imagination, people are out participating in everything they want. They have the jobs they want, they area living where they want, with whom they want, and basically living the dream. Everyone will be in the same classroom (regular classroom) in school and there will be no bullying. Respect for all people will exist, everyone will matter. Society will have adapted, everyone will be accepted. And people will all realize that it is OK to be DIFFERENT! In Reality, I don’t think we will be quite there yet. But there seems to be a shift happening, even today, especially with the youth of today. I think the kids of today are our hope for the future!