Category Archives: Getting to know people

Camaraderie at its Finest!

All of my adult life I have tried to embrace diversity, and encouraged others to do the same. The logic goes like this. If one of my purposes in life is to break down barriers between people with disabilities and … Continue reading

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The Parking Just Rocks…

January of 1987 brought lots of changes in my life. I started college in Kansas, far away from everything familiar at the time, and it definitely took some doing to adjust to my new life. Not only was I living … 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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But He’s A Boy…

It was an adventure that I never thought I would go on.  No.  I didn’t recently go rock climbing or skydiving, but, to me, what I did a couple of months ago posed just as much of a risk.  I … Continue reading

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