Monthly Archives: January 2016

Two More Sleeps

Til shunt surgery. I’m excited, but nervous. I don’t know how long I might be in the hospital. Some people I’ve heard of get out the same day or the next one. I feel like a kid again for some … Continue reading

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I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to write about tonight, but I just read a personal essay about how she left Church because she kept getting dragged up to the altar for healing. Anyone with disabilities that comes anywhere … Continue reading

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“Bring in the Lame, the Halt, and the Blind

I just stumbled upon a novel that includes people with disabilities. I’ve never heard of it before. If some of you are readers, maybe you can join me in searching for it. It’s called Four Freedoms by John Crowley. During … Continue reading

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In Discovery/Exploring Mode

My eyes are open My mind is open I ask questions of everything I see Is this all there is? Is there something new that no one knows about? I go where no one else goes I look where no … Continue reading

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This Can’t Be Happening To Me Again

This Can’t Be Happening Again I walked into the hospital today It looks the same It’s only been six months (of course it looks the same) The volunteer at the front desk didn’t remember me The registrar didn’t remember me … Continue reading

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Let Your Creativity Be Free

If you are a person with a disability who loves creativity, it’s probably crossed your mind a time or two to try making money with it in some way. Writing books or articles for money is my big dream. Selling … Continue reading

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Respect for People Who Do It Differently

I know that David Bowie wasn’t disabled, except by his 18-month long battle with cancer that just ended. But I’ve read so much these past few days about what he did for music, what he did for those who were … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again….

I found out this morning that I have to have shunt surgery. For those of you who have no idea what that is, shunts are used to reduce pressure on the brain when cerebrospinal fluid is causing too much pressure. … Continue reading

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Creating Beauty in Empty Spaces

This came from Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook fan page. I read it and wanted to weep. People come and go so inconsistently in my life sometimes that I don’t always believe they are really gone for good. I block off that … Continue reading

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International Day of Acceptance

Most people with disabilities know about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, even though it’s not widely acknowledged in the public awareness. Have you heard about the International Day of Acceptance, though? It’s one of my … Continue reading

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