Category Archives: dance

I’m Not “Special”

Special. The word warms my heart in many ways. Except when it is used in the context of my disability. Then it kind of drives me crazy. Maybe it’s the label. When I was in school, I was mainstreamed. It … 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 than 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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“I’ll Always Make You Different.”

When I was a senior in high school, I was in a kick ass creative writing class. The woman who taught it had also taught me junior English and I liked her immensely. In fact, thanks to Facebook, we are … Continue reading

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Only Some of Them Had Freckles…

It seemed like something I would really love. When I first heard that a nationally known wheelchair dance company was coming to my city and performing, I knew I wanted to go see them. For several years, another type of … Continue reading

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The Power of Perspective

For many years now, I have been fascinated by self-improvement.  How can I move from where I am to where I want to be?  How can I lose some of my negative habits?  So I often find myself reading various … Continue reading

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What Inspiration Porn Isn’t

Do you want to know my definition of a pet peeve?  It’s pretty simple.  A pet peeve is something annoying that people do that is totally unnecessary, in my opinion. There are several that get under my skin.  People who … Continue reading

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I Have A Dream!

Martin Luther King Day is still a few months away, but if you will indulge me for a minute I would like to tell you about a dream I have. I want to perform my favorite dance routine on the … Continue reading

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