I Am Golden Moons and Silver Stars…

Golden Moon Casino at the Pearl River Resort a...

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by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

“No, I won’t work a 9-to-5

Because I am setting suns

And orange moons,

And my existence is this: still

Yet ever moving

I am moving beyond time

Because it binds me…” – Saul Williams, “Sha-Clack-Clack”

Whether we like it or not, most of us have to work in some form or another.

The poem above, in its full form, has little to do with our work in and of itself, but this particular entry is meant as an update on our Casino Trip (a brief vacation from work), which had been mentioned earlier.

We are no longer traveling to Biloxi, Mississippi; rather, we’re making it a simple day trip to the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, MS.

This is still a casino trip, of course, but the cost is considerably lower, and because we’re not booking hotel rooms, the arrangements are much simpler.

So, to reiterate, the trip takes place on Saturday, September 25. We will spend the day basking in the beauty and razzmatazz of the resort, consisting of the two casinos; each is connected by a moving indoor walkway.

There are many shops to explore, as well as photos and mini-biographies of famous musicians who have performed at both Casinos (on the display wall at the Silver Star).

Dining opportunities abound at the many restaurants, buffets, bistros and cafes, which are a must-taste.

And even if you don’t want to take the risk of gambling, you can always just lounge and enjoy the scenery.

But hey, you never know…you might win something!

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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