Category Archives: language

The Language of Disability

I seem to be in a learning mode today, so I thought I would share some of what I’ve learned. I’ve always hated the word “handicapped.” In the back of my mind, I’ve always retained the notion that it has … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Create Rather Than Sacrifice for the Next 40 Days, #365StrongStories 41

I’d like to introduce you to one of my blogging colleagues, Marisa Goudy. Reading this tonight gave me the push I needed to observe Lent (it’s usually too difficult to figure out what to sacrifice). Marisa invites us to create … Continue reading

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Daily Words Are Doing Me Good

I have a life It’s not a bad life; Though it could be better. I love where I live I love the mountains I only wish I could get out of the house more than I do I want to … 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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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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#365poems–a little addition

I’m going to do something a little different today. Before I decided to do #365poems this year, I had joined a group to follow daily prompts and write poetry every day with my favorite poet Beth Morey at She of … Continue reading

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Which Piece of Your Life Would Be the Hardest to Lose?

I’m now reading Still Alice, and she says that she wouldn’t be herself without language, because words and language are part of everything she does as a professor, a researcher, a lecturer, a wife, and a mother. Communication is her … Continue reading

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