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What's in a name?
Don't know if this has been done before, but how ppl got their handle interests me. There's often a story to tell. Mine, as might be blindingly obvious, suggests a more than passing passion for that recreational pursuit invented by the Inuit people---kayaking. The 'yakka' part of it is reference to a phrase used down here to refer to work: as in 'hard yakka'. If anyone has ever paddled into a 25 knot headwind they will know what I mean. It also means chat as in 'yakkity yak' which is another one of my favourite pastimes.
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there is a tale that the island people tell... dont know if it is true but i love it so well....jollyman sings for his supper everynight....the people feed him well causes he treats us so right......jimmy buffett
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For me I needed help and lived in Utah - now I feel like it stands for me being here to help!  
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I think mine is self explanatory. IL is independent living which I've discussed in enough posts not to need to detail again. Something I always did but in becoming homebound wanted to have an oppurtunity to reach out to other people regardless (and still gain some ideas and support as everyone else).
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Jolly, you know I love you man, but with regard to the latter part of your s/n, please drop the "69;" you're SO much classier than that.
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I picked my initials + one of my hobbies/passions.  Before I came to medhelp I was actively writing out a series of books. I sort of lost that passion over time like I had before. My passion in writing and art seem to come and go in phases.  I go through dry spells, then I go through stages I'm actively writing and you won't see me at all.

When I first joined, I came on to help parents on the forum to understand their children with autism.  I can't speak for anyone but myself, so I use my life to help others by sharing things about myself. In sharing about myself, some people find things in common with their child.  At the same time I find there are areas I need help in and I'm thankful for everyone who has been patient with me so far.

It's all a learning experience, both the good and bad.  I realized even if I am not working on a story all the time, I still am a writer. It's my passion.  Writing doesn't have to be poetry or art. Even just expressing one's feelings is writing.
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A Good friend  used to call me that I thought it was cute ,
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694961_tn?1228736188
And cute it is too.

ILADVOCATE, thank you, I had assumed the IL was 'ill'

And Jollyman, I'm sure the numerals refer to 60's nostalgia, not sexual position, ay?

Everyone else: Thanks, I feel I know you better
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