Dr. Phil, I disagree…

I know a whole lot of people in my hometown that say that Jayhawk basketball gets them through the winter. And for those folks, I can see it. But I haven’t ever had a fabulous time watching other people play sports. Instead, I have something else that gets me through...

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An Interesting Coincidence

For many years now, I have had the privilege of talking to various classes of college students about all things disability. Usually, the audience is students who happen to be going into some type of helping profession. At those times I talk about empowerment and...

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Waiting Out the White

It snowed again last night. Again. It's been a long winter. Feels like it has been freezing forever, even though I know it has only been a few months. Everything is white. Bland and cold. Lots of things are cold and frozen and without flavor. When you go outside you...

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This is my “Why”

  For the past few weeks, I have been telling myself that it is time to put up a new blog post. Telling myself that I owed it to the readers of my blog to post much more consistently than I have in the last few months. And there are plenty of reasons that I can come...

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I am Blessed

2018 was similar to other years. Full of ups and downs, trials and triumphs, heartache and happiness. As the year comes to a close I find myself reflecting on the things that have past and also anticipating the things to come. I wrote a book. More the Same than...

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Just Wait and See

I didn’t even notice it at first, but when I looked down and saw the results of my actions, I let out a screech of alarm. I had been to Wal-Mart a couple of hours previously and was unloading the cleaning supplies that belonged in my bathroom. Since the mold in my...

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When There’s a Will…

"Do you need a ride?"    The question caught me off guard. Not because I didn't have the need, but because of who it came from. Will Katz is the Director of the Small Business Development Center at KU and over the years I have met him several times. I have sought his...

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Because I Am Strong

I haven't wanted to talk about it publicly. I'm embarrassed. Ashamed even. Confused as to how it got to the point that it did. For the last few months, I have been dependent on someone who thought it was okay to treat me less than respectfully. And every time I stood...

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Wow, I want to be you!

It happens every year, not long after my birthday and before the President pardons a turkey. A few weeks before Halloween, I start seeing pictures and stories on Facebook about how to deck out a wheelchair to be part of an amazing costume. I love the concept, and my...

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Tacos where?

Living my life surrounded by caregivers makes things much easier for me most of the time. And then there are some times when it makes life much more interesting. Working with a team of caregivers often means that I have to get creative in working around their...

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