Not Your “Average Joe”

Dear Joe, I was intrigued when I first read your profile. I have been on this site long enough to know that most people here do not describe themselves as Christian. I was curious enough to want to get to know more about you, so I "swiped right;" and instantly saw...

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The Question that Sparked a Career

Her words stung with such intensity that I felt like I had just done battle with a porcupine. On that Saturday several years ago, I had some errands to run out of town, so after the regular morning routine of getting me out of bed, getting into my wheelchair and...

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The Dog I Needed

I have some thoughts about the coming decade, but I could not solidify them enough to make them into a post. So, stay tuned for that. 🙂  For now, the following is my latest submission to Chicken Soup for the Soul. The theme of the book is self-care. I know that July...

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Perfectlee!

The day started out as devastating. Mid-morning or so, my manual wheelchair broke. Completely. The screws that hold the back upright were stripped or missing, and that meant the back would not or could not stay in place. Almost at will, the back of the chair would...

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Some Days It Drives Me Crazy!

I know that I've lived with my disability for more than fifty years now, so one would think I would be used to my circumstances. For the most part, that is true. I would be the first to tell you that it takes two transfers to get me in and out of bed. One to go from...

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Part of the Introduction

The following is from my book "More the Same than Different: What I Wish People Knew About Respecting and Including People with Disabilities." The book is available on Amazon. The shrill of the phone ringing in my dorm room during the predawn hours of that morning in...

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Looking to the Future

There has been a lot going on in my life recently, and consequently, I am a few days behind. On July 26th, I “celebrated” an anniversary of sorts. The 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law....

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Two Dates to Prom! Gabby, you GO girl!

It's something I am not ashamed of. Well, not much anyway. I have about a billion pet peeves. I don't like overhead light. I drink Coke, not Pepsi. (They are NOT the same thing.) And I keep lettuce off burgers because the thought of warm lettuce seems pretty gross to...

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The Angel in Our Life

It was a typical weekday evening, after dinner, and I was in my office doing some writing when the phone rang. “Lorraine, this is Tom Leibl.” I could hear the smile in his voice, which was matched by my own. My vet is one of my favorite people. “Hey Dr. Tom, what’s...

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Dr. Phil continued…

Do you know how sometimes there is an issue that is in your head and you just can't let it go? That can be nerve-wracking at times, but to me, it also means that the issue is important. The following issue is one of those for me. In the middle of March, Dr. Phil had...

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