Monthly Archives: January 2014

Check Out This Action – The Action Trackchair

When I was initially injured, I had a very scary experience in my power wheelchair.  It malfunctioned and caught on fire.  I was physically fine, but emotionally was not.  It was years before I could use a power chair again. When I made the decision to get back in a[…] Read More →

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You Can’t See Hair Grow

We live in a society where instant gratification takes too long.  We do our best to get everything we need, wish or want yesterday.  There are circumstances, however, where forces greater than us take over and instant gratification is replaced with baby steps. Grasshopper baby steps. Sustaining a spinal cord[…] Read More →

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“You Can Do It, Dad! Just Spank’erass.”

This story has absolutely nothing to do with being disabled. It is just too funny not to share. I was at my friend Andrea’s house for dinner.  It was just some family, about eight of us. Andrea and her husband, Ross, have three beautiful children.  At the time, the oldest,[…] Read More →

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The Top Five Most Fabulous Things About Having A Spinal Cord Injury

Twenty years ago, if someone told me I would experience fabulous things due to my spinal cord injury, I would have punched them in the face.  Actually, I would of hired someone to do it for me, as my newly paralyzed arm could not.  But you get my meaning. In[…] Read More →

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SPA

For most of us, today’s lifestyle requires the pace of an Olympic runner. This seems to be especially true in the day of the life of a parent.  I do not have children of my own, but I have been a close observer for thirty years of family members who[…] Read More →

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The Top Five Things That Stink About Having A Spinal Cord Injury

You may automatically think not being able to walk is the worst thing about living with SCI. When I was first injured, I thought the same thing. Quickly, I learned that is not so by far. Not for me, anyway. 1. Being cold. Until I injured my spinal cord, I[…] Read More →

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