Monthly Archives: December 2015

Just Like Other Daughters–or is she really?

I read the book Just Like Other Daughters once and cried. I read it the second time and realized that it went against everything I had learned through working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. I read it again to prepare … Continue reading

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I Think, Therefore I’m Dangerous

Last night I was watching “Borm That Way.” For the most part I’m enjoying watching this reality show more than I expected. I watched last week’s episode and was struck by one situation.  One young woman named Megan, who  is … Continue reading

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#whyiwrite

Some of my fellow writers for The Mighty are posting #whyiwrite. It’s interesting to read the stories. I can’t help chiming in with my story, so here goes. i can’t remember how young I was when I really caught on … Continue reading

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Be a Failed Artist

Author Patti Digh is one of the first people I think about when it comes to creativity. This is from her book¬†What I Wish for You “Chapter 4, let go of certainty–be unsure.” Being unsure sounds completely bonkers. But if … Continue reading

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So This Is Christmas….

This is just about my favorite Christmas song, even though it is so sad-sounding. I played the newer Glee version because it doesn’t have the same sad connection to John Lennon. However, I feel as if I’m committing blasphemy, so … Continue reading

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Wonder If It’s Wonder in My Heart

Yes, I love Oreos. But that’s not why I love this commercial. I finally had to Google the lyrics. (They were kind of hard to find.) (Lyrics) Wonder what’s inside the holidays  What’s inside all these presents anyways?  What’s behind … Continue reading

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My Wish for You

I’m too late for Christmas Eve for most of you. But I still wish for you a Christmas Book Flood.

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Merry Christmas, Whoever and Wherever You Are!

Well, Merry Christmas, y’all! I just want to say thanks to all y’all who have found me in the past few months. I’ll put our general topics on break tonight. Maybe tomorrow we’ll get back to normal. Maybe I’ll wait … Continue reading

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My Voice Doesn’t Need to Be Published By The Mighty to Be Mighty

  I hate to jump on bandwagons, but you might have heard all the kerfluffle that’s floating around about the website that tells the stories of people with disabilities–The Mighty. As a disclaimer, I need to explain my involvement with … Continue reading

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Answer the Knock

Have you felt that knocking? Do you think that what you’re doing isn’t art? Well, I’m here to tell you that is not true. Do you dance? That’s art. Do you do crafts? That’s art too. Do you do performance … Continue reading

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