Category Archives: Dancing

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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Taking the Stares

It was a summer evening a few years back. The days were long and green outside and a new caregiver was still green around the ears.  He had just started the process of learning the ropes. The sun was setting … Continue reading

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Tallies Unnecessary

It was definitely one of my “disability” days, the kind I struggle with a little more often than I would like.  When I dropped something on the floor, couldn’t access something else on a high shelf in the fridge, and … Continue reading

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Don’t Think…Just Dance!!

Icy prickles of fear flooded through me with such intensity that I was sure I had swallowed Alaska, and the butterflies that multiplied with momentum in my belly made it difficult to breathe.  Omaha was the destination, and on the … Continue reading

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The Most Important Step

Okay.  I have a confession to make.  It is a simple truth about me that not many people know:  I don’t like to ask for help. That seems strange for me to say, given that I require the assistance of … Continue reading

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