Monthly Archives: August 2012

More Than Just A Tree

A few years ago, I was able to achieve what was, for me, part of my American dream.  I bought a house.  Designed by a graduate student in architecture at the local university, the floor plan was created with the … Continue reading

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Exceptional Friend

They say good friends are hard to find, and for the most part, I have found that to be a very true statement. Many friends have come and gone in my life, close friends stay a little longer.  But every … Continue reading

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He Already Won

“Disability does not have to be a disadvantage.” That was the quote from Oscar Pistorius, who made history on Sunday by being the only athlete ever to compete in both the Olympic and the Paralympic games.  He is a runner … Continue reading

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It Comes From Within

People ask me about various aspects of my disability all the time. There are all kinds, but probably the most common question I get asked is “What is the worst part about having your disability?” Some people wonder if I … Continue reading

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