Category Archives: cerebral palsy

Sometimes I’m Wrong

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. In my experience, usually when t.v. shows are made about people with disabilities simply living their lives they tend to be sickeningly drippy. Think Tiny Tim meets Superman. Get the picture? Most … Continue reading

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A Lesson in “Parking”

No worries. The content of this post will be rated “G” and family friendly. A few years ago, after numerous long discussions with Lee, my wheelchair guy, and a whole lot of soul-searching, I decided to make the switch from … Continue reading

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Just Book It!

When I started my blog almost five years ago, I was because I wanted a way to articulate some of the things I was going through. Living with various diagnoses is challenging on the best of days, and can be … Continue reading

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I Don’t Kid Myself

The interaction took place several years ago and probably lasted less than a full minute, but it left an impression on me so intense that it is never far from my thoughts these days. A former caregiver and I took … Continue reading

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Give Me Dignity…

In one of my college classes, someone shared his opinion that when Patrick Henry said “give me liberty or give me death,” he meant that if he could not be in control of his life, then he didn’t want to … Continue reading

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More the Same than Different

In her poem “Human Families,” one of Maya Angelou’s lines is “We are more alike my friends┬áthan we are unalike.” __________________________________ The trip was more than thirty years ago, but because the lesson I learned was so profound, in many … Continue reading

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“Pop Quizzes”

On this blog, I have always tried to be pretty transparent about the fact that I have a psychiatric diagnosis as well as my physical one. And in the same way that my cerebral palsy affects me in a million … Continue reading

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