Category Archives: disability humor

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’m Here to Apply…

Back in 1988, I was a brand spankin’ new college sophomore, still a little naive about the way the world worked, and pretty solid in the conviction that the way I had always done things was the only way that … Continue reading

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Then, I Can Hope…

When I answered the phone on that Sunday evening, the person on the other end was one of the last I expected. “Lorraine, this is Charlie Y.” My intrigue grew. This man is one of the nicest people on the … Continue reading

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It’s a Kick…

The list of things that I like to do has always been both long and diverse. Here are a few examples.  Empower people and help others feel good about themselves.  Watch movies.  Challenge negative perceptions.  Advocate.  Cook.  Go for strolls … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh!

“Danielle Perez, Come.   On.  Down! You are the next contestant on the Price is Right.” It is the phrase that everyone in the studio yearns to hear, and Ms. Perez was no different.  When her bid on an item was … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly

Life is not remembered in days; it is remembered in moments. There are embarrassing moments we would like to forget, and spectacular moments we always want to remember. This momentous day held a little bit of both. May 19th, 1990, … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

When I anticipated my first week of college, I expected it to be challenging.  I had struggled with my grades in high school and knew that college level academics were a whole new ball game.  I knew that if I … Continue reading

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