Monthly Archives: June 2007
One of the things I love most about my job is that you just never know what is going to happen next. It’s never boring! Here’s just one small example of what I mean. The setting: The geropsych unit where I work, in “Fred’s” room, where he’s just waked up and I’m helping him dress for breakfast. Fred: “Have you seen my brother?” Me: “I didn’t know you had a brother.” Fred: “Sure, I have a brother. Unless he’s dead… He could be dead, I guess. Shoot, he’d be in … Continue reading
Amidst much continued protesting of “we didn’t know” and “it didn’t say it was copyrighted” and “everybody else does it,” (not to mention the references to how “rude” my friends and I were for complaining — stealing people’s work is what’s rude!) and “we don’t make any profit” when there are ads all over the website that somebody’s getting paid for, etc., the plagiarism perpetrator has, at least, apologized to my dad and sent the following to her mailing list subscribers: We have received a complaint from the family of … Continue reading
The flurry of e-mails (thank you!) generated by my previous message about WackyWits.com’s use of one of my dad‘s original cartoons finally prompted a response: We have had an e-mail from your daughter re a page done a long while ago. She has said we used one of your pictures. This picture was freely available on the internet at the time with no copyright notice on it at all. We take very great care in trying not to use copyrighted images or pictures and always, always give the name of … Continue reading
This Sandi V. woman runs a for-profit humor website called “WackyWits.com,” and a Yahoo! mailing list called “Thingos.” On her site, she has a six-paragraph page about copyright infringement, with numerous links to the US Copyright code. Yet this image, which she claims ownership of, contains an original cartoon that my dad created, which was taken from his website (FamilyPoet.com). I have tried contacting her to resolve this nicely, but she has ignored my messages, and that makes me mad. She’s messing with MY DAD, by golly, and I don’t … Continue reading
Me and My Girl Originally uploaded by Geek2Nurse. I have the bestest daughter in the whole world. Isn’t she pretty?