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Nothing Is Quite As It Was



Nothing Is Quite As It Was ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
June 28, 2021

Nothing is quite as it was,
Quality gone down the drain
Sit in a restaurant expecting the best
Expectations are all in vain
Buy a car brand new-great deal!
Get ready for the fall!
Three months go by and now guess what
It’s part of a huge recall!
That house you bought, that wonderful dream
It set you back a bunch
Well after those leaks and termites too
You can’t even afford a lunch!
Nope-nothing is quite as it was
Quality gone down the drain
But what can you do but live and laugh
It doesn’t pay to go insane
So just keep trying, take the plunge
Life’s gonna slap you in the face
But so goes life, yep so it goes
Welcome to the human race!

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A humorous look at the state of "quality" in the world.

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Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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