Saturday, January 27, 2007

Ground Zero I

January 20, 2007

Photographs and Notes by Lois Bly

Ground Zero II

January 20, 2007

Photographs and Notes by Lois Bly

St. Paul’s Chapel

It stood. Not a window broken. Not a stone dislodged.
It stood when nothing else did.
It stood when terrorists brought September down.
It stood among myths. It stood among ruins.

To stand was its purpose, long lines prove that.
It stands, and around it now, a shrine of letters,
poems, acrostics, litter of the heart.
It is the standing people want: To grieve, serve and
tend celebrate the lasting stone of St. Paul’s Chapel.

And deep into its thick breath, the largest banner
fittingly from Oklahoma climbs heavenward with
hands as stars, hands as stripes, hands as a flag; and
a rescuer reaches for a stuffed toy to collect a touch;
and George Washington’s pew doesn’t go unused.

Charity fills a hole or two.

It stood in place of other sorts.
It stood when nothing else could.
The great had fallen, as the brute hardware came down.
It stood.

-A poem by J. Chester Johnson

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

NDT Priceless series: IV by Danielle

# of Subway taken to Delmonico's: 1
Blocks to walk after subway to Delmonico's: 3
Blocks I didn't walk and took a cab instead for: 3
Cost of cab to go those 3 blocks $5.00
The number of times Lois said my name while shaking her head after hearing that story: 3
The fantastic experience of having a night out with my dear friends: PRICELESS

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

NDT Priceless series: III by Kim Meyers

Mileage Driven: 70 miles round-trip
Parking: $7.00
Train Ride (PATH): approx. 15 minutes-$3.00 round trip
Brisk Walk: 6 Blocks
Weather: Bitterly cold, snow flurries, & windy
Dinner: Delmonico’s
Drinks: 2 bottles of delicious wine
Good Times with very Special friends-PRICELESS

Sunday, January 21, 2007

NDT Priceless series: II

Roses: free
Attendance: 4/20 plus Lois & Colleen
Delmonico's: Since 1837 A.D.
Dinner: 2 hours 45 minutes
Teeth whitening: 10 shades in 1.5 hours
Smiles @ 1st little reunion after 6 wks: Priceless

NDT Priceless series: I

Temperature: Single digit
Wind speed: 50 mph
Layers: 39 in total plus 3 scarves
Big smiles & bad hair day for Lois & Colleen:

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Lois & Colleen @ Manhattan, Jan 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

NDT 2006 PA: Graduation Day series II

Colleen's NDT Journey

The Journey to become a Coordinator Instructor (CI) within the NDTA is a Journey. Here is what I have learned so far…..

Always make an extra copy

Pass out copies individually to students, if someone doesn’t have the handout, tell them to look harder

Have presentation on hard drive, thumb drive, portable drive and burned on CD

Always accept a student with technology expertise

You can never have too many kids signed up for practicum

If a child is perfect for learning in practicum, they probably will get sick

If a referring therapist tells you that the diagnosis is unknown then the child is probably not a good match for the practicum

Nothing is easy except for the easy button

Crying is draining for the students, even worse for the instructors but often challenges you to look deep inside and grow

The students will teach you what you have not taught well

There are blue, yellow, green and orange learners but all are necessary for a beautiful rainbow

Office Max does not carry a binder large enough to hold the NDT handouts

Staplers that work are hard to come by

When feeling stressed, shuffle papers or repack your bags

Repeating a name 3 times gets a students attention: ie:Danielle, Danielle, Danielle

There are never enough mats or enough Clorox wipes

The “Five and Below” is not a place to save money

Make friends with the Mina’s and Karin’s of the world

Ask Lois to be your mentor, she may say yes

When you know what road you are going on, you will definitely get there

“The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.”

Kudos to all who got there, as I continue on my journey to get there!


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Congratulations!! Danielle & Scott

Friday, January 05, 2007


February 9-10, 2007, Tucson, Arizona

Care Resources, Tucson, Arizona
Learn and practice facilitation techniques appropriate to use with children and adolescents with cerebral palsy in this lab course. Facilitation techniques include those for transitional movements, trunk, upper and lower extremity mobility and control. Lois will demonstrate application of techniques each day in a treatment session. This class is totally lab!
Please contact Jean @ 1-888-613-2275 or email:

Thursday, January 04, 2007

We are the Top 2 NDT site on Google search results

THE "No. 2" site of Google searching results for keywords of "Lois Bly" and "NDT".
The only website advocates NDT along with NDTA official site.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Debby and Jean @ Big Apple, Dec 2006

Monday, January 01, 2007

Days after Graduation: 25 and counting...

Days after Graduation: 24 and counting.....

Do you still remember?