Monthly Archives: September 2012

On Their Knees

Hopefully, most readers know a simple fact about me by now:  I happen to embrace my disability.  I’d be the first to tell you that there have been many times throughout my life when my situation has caused frustration and … Continue reading

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But He’s A Boy…

It was an adventure that I never thought I would go on.  No.  I didn’t recently go rock climbing or skydiving, but, to me, what I did a couple of months ago posed just as much of a risk.  I … Continue reading

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Not A Perfect World

Towards the end of the summer of every fourth year, the Olympics is an event that I always look forward to.  There is something special about hearing the stories of athletes from all over the world, who have overcome obstacles … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly

Life is not remembered in days; it is remembered in moments. There are embarrassing moments we would like to forget, and spectacular moments we always want to remember. This momentous day held a little bit of both. May 19th, 1990, … Continue reading

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“Push Girls”

When news of the new reality series “Push Girls” came out in the spring, I was intrigued, and eager to see where this adventure would take all the women involved, as well as all the people who were watching. The … Continue reading

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