Category Archives: Government Programs

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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Give Me Dignity…

In one of my college classes, someone shared his opinion that when Patrick Henry said “give me liberty or give me death,” he meant that if he could not be in control of his life, then he didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Not the Sidelines

It is a lesson I learned when I was about fourteen years old. About halfway through my freshman year in high school, I started going to the varsity basketball games. Some friends of mine were on the team and I … Continue reading

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How Medicare Cuts Might Affect Me

When I started this blog, I was pretty sure that I simply wanted to write about my life experience and how my disability affects me. Although I love advocacy efforts that increase the quality of life for people with disabilities, … Continue reading

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Dorothy, Are You Sure?

Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas.  In her quest to do so she found some friends that needed a heart, a brain, and some courage. Let’s get something straight.  I like to work, and I like to work hard. … Continue reading

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Hot Towels Required

It is a ritual that I started only recently. Just before I hop in the shower, I put two or three large towels in the dryer, so they are nice and warm and I can wrap myself in them when … Continue reading

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Wait In Line

At first, I thought it was a joke, easily dismissing it as something somebody must have made up.  It was too outrageous otherwise.  But when I saw the story all over facebook, and on websites I frequent as a wheelchair … Continue reading

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