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Blue Christmas

I’ve been feeling out of sorts all day long. I kept putting off writing this post, then I decided to write about how I feel. I’m in the midst of a separation but not actually living in separate spaces yet. … Continue reading

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Disability and Stigma in Other Cultures

I just discovered this video on Youtube. It’s about an hour long, and it talks about disability and the stigma of it in Ghana. I think it’s always interesting to see how different cultures view disability and how they treat … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Day 1

Don’t you just hate when you make a public commitment to do something and then when the time comes to do it, you realize you really don’t want to? Well, I do want to; but today, I just keep thinking … Continue reading

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Declare Yourself Independent

Do you ever think too much about what people will think of your creativity? Well, I’m declaring today Independence Day from exactly that. I’m giving you permission to write/art for yourself and permission to remember that your art/writing doesn’t have … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole

Sometimes the world feels inhospitable. You feel all the ways that you and it don’t fit. You see what’s missing, how it all could be different. You feel as if you weren’t meant for the world, or the world wasn’t … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers on the 70273 Project

Between January 1940 and August 1941, German Nazis murdered 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people, calling them “a drag on the economy” and “social misfits” and “inferior”. Posters and public service announcements warned parents of the unpleasant consequences of exposing … Continue reading

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Fingers on Keys

Patti Digh told me if I didn’t know what to write, sit with my fingers on my keys. Something has usually come for me with that advice, so I need to get back to just that. It really is hard … Continue reading

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Dear People Who Care: Listen!

How many of my readers with chronic illness and/or disability who go to church have been told, “I’ll pray for your healing, honey”? After they say, “Bless your heart, darlin’, “do they ever offer everything they’ve been told about any … Continue reading

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Fuzzy and Warm Feelings

Sometimes when I don’t know what to write about, I look for an image that speaks to me for inspiration. Before I saw the questions below the image, the kittens gave me a warm fuzzy feeling that said, “Write about … Continue reading

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The Book That Changed My Life The Most

I never thought I could pick one of the books I’ve read over my lifetime that has changed my life. Some are like electricity when I read them; some just make me comforted. Some challenge me. It’s like picking one … Continue reading

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