Because you are disabled.

File for disability benefits.

Appeal your case.

How you presented your initial application was the best you could do at that time given what you knew and were told.

But, if you were not successful, appeal (1) because you are disabled and (2) because you can improve on your presentation.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Chronic Pain

See this article in the Washington Post re chronic pain by Haider Warraich, MD, author of “The Song of Our Scars: The Untold Story of Pain.”

Friday, April 29, 2022

Fight Back Against Scammers Exploiting the Elderly

Many people, especially the elderly, have been victimized by scammers who intimidate them into buying pre-paid gift cards to pay for correcting non-existent problems such as IRS debts, law enforcement action, Social Security or utility shut offs and actual problems such as scammer-installed computer malware and viruses. See

I have written to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggesting that a warning label be placed on each pre-paid gift card, much like the warning labels on cigarette packages.

Because the elderly population is largely composed of people who get their information from reading than video content, a written warning is likely to be effective.

The pre-paid gift card warning label might say: “Government offices, including the IRS and Social Security, are not allowed to accept payment with pre-paid gift cards. No Sheriff, no court, no county, no state, no city, no town is allowed to accept payment with pre-paid gift cards. No legitimate business accepts payment with pre-paid gift cards. If you have a computer problem, call your Internet or cable provider. Only scammers ask for payment with pre-paid gift cards.”

Please join me and contact the FTC to request that it require such warning labels on each pre-paid gift card.

Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 Telephone: (202) 326-2222

By email to:

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Pain & Virtual Reality

Interesting article in New York Times Magazine re Chronic pain and Virtual Reality. See

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Thursday, September 9, 2021

bostunphoto on ETSY


Please visit bostunphoto, my new store on ETSY.


At you will find downloadable wall art for purchase for your own personal use.  You can make prints in popular frame sizes on your own printer (using the “fit to page” setting) or by way of an online service of your choice.  You will have access to high resolution jpg digital files in five common file ratios.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Disability Stigma

Interesting article:

“The Rise of Disability Stigma: Religion once held sway over how people thought about disability. How did that change with the rise of secularism?”

By Livia Gershon