My continued thanks to all who have received and commented on my book, “Embracing Inclusion: People With Disabilities Enriching the Workplace”. Many have asked if there is going to be a follow up. I have always given it a second thought as there is a dramatic need to visually exhibit that there are positions in the workplace for everybody. Although nearing my mid-70’s, I think daily about more walks on the beach and longer hours catching up on “me” time but there remains one more driving force.
In the late 1970’s I enrolled in a personal enrichment course at the Massachusetts College of Art. Little did I realize at the time that one assignment would change my life- to design a “Time” magazine cover that reflects a critical issue in our lives. It didn’t take me long to design a hand gun with the barrel focused toward the reader. The text simply read, “Guns Kill”.
Guns in America has not been a new thought to me. Now, with over 35 years of working with those with a disability, the answer to the question, “Another book?” becomes more impactful than ever. I reach out to each of you as I begin my research with one objective, to locate individuals who have become disabled as a result of a guns through accidents, war, in the line of duty, criminal activity, senseless violence or any other means. This will be a long and difficult journey. I am asking you to help in initiating the research by referring me to those who live with a gun injury. I look forward to your thoughts, referrals, and support. I feel this project is long overdue.
Marc is an active volunteer at the famed Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, California and enjoys applying his art and design background to designing and creating contemporary hooked rugs and other artistic projects. He resides in the beach area of the California central coast and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Congregation Am Ha Yam which approprietly means people of the sea.