Tag Archives: people with disabilities

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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Great Expectations

I have heard of great expectations before, but when I listened to an interview on NPR recently, it gave the whole concept a new twist for me. Bob Rosenthal is a research psychologist. Early in his career, he went into … 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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He Didn’t Help

 The most frustrating part was that he didn’t ask me. While the sun was melting away the icy traces of winter, and daring the world to adjust to the coming of spring, the adjustments that I was making had nothing … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Potential Caregivers

Dear potential caregiver, So you want to work for me? I think that is fabulous! I want this experience to be enjoyable and positive for everyone, so I thought it might be best to clarify a few things from the … Continue reading

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I Am Not!

When I had a salesman come to my house this evening, I was prepared for a pitch.  I was prepared for him to tell me why he thought what he was selling was necessary for my life.  I was ready … Continue reading

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