Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Disabilities Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans With Disabilities Act is a joke. It’s revision in 2009 is more of a joke. It’s a wide-ranging civil rights law that protects people with disabilities from discrimination. After spending hours going through it in a vain attempt to understand it, I understand next to nothing. But I[…] Read More →

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What I Am Thankful For

I am thankful for Thanksgiving Day 2013. I shared a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner at the Mohonk Mountain House with my mom and My Mike. Their annual buffet dinner was fantastic. The food was excellent, the maître d’ remembered us from last year and gave us VIP treatment. We had a[…] Read More →

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PNN…Positive News Network

As I began writing this article, something seemed familiar. Had I read about what was on my mind somewhere? Then it clicked. I searched my article archives, and there it was. Two years ago I wrote a similar article about what our network news consisted of and its effects on[…] Read More →

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Discrimination… I no longer care.

For the first two decades of my life, I never experienced discrimination. I knew what discrimination was, of course, but I knew it from a distance. Like a cousin once removed. All that changed after I broke my neck and became paralyzed when I was twenty-one. Being disabled, I was[…] Read More →

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My Greatest Inspiration

The greatest inspiration in my life is, without a doubt, the children in it. I have seven nieces and nephews, the oldest being thirty-one and the youngest being four. I do not distinguish which ones are on my boyfriend’s side of our family and which ones are on mine… I[…] Read More →

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Cap In Hand Equals Handicapped

When I was initially injured, a new life started for me. Not one I would have consciously picked, but it was mine nonetheless. My new life came with a new body, and my new body was high maintenance. It needed help with a lot of things, so I had to[…] Read More →

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Think Outside The Disabled Box

A family member shared an interesting online article with me recently.  A man parked in a disabled parking spot on his way to play wheelchair rugby. When he was finished and went back out to his car, there was a note waiting for him on it. The note said it[…] Read More →

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