Category Archives: America

Don’t Blame His Mental Illness

I have made a point not to write much about gun violence on this blog so far. There has been plenty of opportunities. After Sandy Hook. After Las Vegas. After three people died of gun violence in the early hours … Continue reading

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We Can’t Do This Alone!

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a video. (Thanks, Beth!) It profiled Kevan Chandler, a young man who is a wheelchair user because he is affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Kevan loves to travel, but because … Continue reading

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Go Dance!

As a mentor, he came into my life at the perfect time. When I was fourteen years old, I joined a sports team for people with disabilities.  It changed my life.  Because I had always been mainstreamed and up to … Continue reading

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Why It Matters

There were several videos I watched about the protests.  I was fascinated.  10 protesters with disabilities from the Colorado chapter of ADAPT (a disability rights organization) sat in the lobby of Senator Cory Garner’s office for 59 hours (In those … Continue reading

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In My Own Home.

It’s time for me to share a story.  No, this one doesn’t have handsome princes or fairy godmothers waving magic wands.  Although I wish it did.  That would be so much easier. This is my Medicaid story, and I want … Continue reading

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Make Your Move…

I had to think about it.  For a while. Since I don’t have cable, I didn’t watch the Golden Globe awards in real time last Sunday night.  But several of my friends sent me the video of Meryl Steep’s speech … Continue reading

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The Last Two Words Are Important…

This is why I am frightened.  Actually, the word  “terrified’ might be more accurate. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, I confess that I have paid more attention to this election and the events leading up to … Continue reading

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