Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Coming Out Ball In The NFL

Our country has come a long way in the Civil Rights Movement.  In 1920, women gained the right to vote.  In 1954, the segregation of public schools  was ended.  The passion and sacrifice of past individuals such as Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy are[…] Read More →

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All In Good Time…

For the last six months, I have been working on a business project.  As most people, I need to make money.  Living with a disability is expensive! The initial phase of my project was writing a book.  It is now finished. I am extremely happy and very proud.  I self[…] Read More →

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A True Olympic Spirit – Bode Miller

As the Olympics are coming to a close, I find myself going over the biggest moments. The American hockey team defeating the Soviets, having three American Downhill skiers on the podium at once and a new Champion of the half pipe. There is one moment specifically my mind keeps repeating.[…] Read More →

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The Gift Of Grace

It’s not always easy sharing details regarding your disability.  It can, at times, leave you vulnerable to scrutiny, criticism and the worst, pity.  Sharing is one thing, but I have yet to meet a disabled individual who wishes to be a poster child. Why do it then? By telling the[…] Read More →

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No Excuse Resolutions

At the start of each New Year, most of us have a few resolutions in mind. With good intentions, we think of ways we can improve ourselves and our world around us.  Unfortunately, the majority of us do not put these “resolutionary” ideas into action. Why is that? Some of[…] Read More →

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A Doctor’s Scam

If you are an individual living with a permanent disability, I’m sure you’ve been approached by countless of individuals guaranteeing they can “cure” you, or they have something to offer no one else has to significantly help you. I stay away from the “cure” folks. While I do believe healing[…] Read More →

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Those Who Go Above and Beyond

Good home healthcare aides are a rarity. Phenomenal ones are on the extinction list. I have had the experience of working with both.  This article is dedicated to a group of girls who got me through the hardest time in my life.  The death of my father. My dad and[…] Read More →

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