Category Archives: communicaiton

Lightning and A Lightning Bug

Words have always been extremely important to me.  Well, the right ones, anyway.  Mark Twain said it best when he said: “The difference between the right word and almost the right word is like the difference between lightning and a … Continue reading

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The Issue Is Only…

Picture it. Me, a seventeen-year-old recent high school graduate, ready to leave behind everything familiar, and looking forward to my future with equal parts excitement and terror. But that wasn’t going to happen for a few months yet. It was … Continue reading

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Just Say “Hi!”

Lately, I have been thinking often about communicating with people with disabilities. To some people, it might seem like a weird topic to take up space in my head. Nonetheless, I have spent some time in the last few weeks … Continue reading

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Walking the Tightrope

It’s just like walking a tightrope, and to me, it feels like it requires the same amount of focus and concentration. One wrong move could spell disaster. And just like a circus performer, if the setup is wrong or the … Continue reading

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Be the Cinnamon

It was not the most brilliant thing I’ve ever done. When I wanted a snack one night, I opened a container of Greek vanilla yogurt and went to my spice rack to sprinkle something on top.  Cinnamon has always been … Continue reading

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Losing the “Weight”

“You are being closed minded and you’re not willing to budge!” “And you are making incorrect assumptions about things that you just don’t understand!” I was having a major disagreement with someone significant in my life, and I was taking … Continue reading

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