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Braver

Chapter 25 Braver I really missed hiking. It was a ritual that rejuvenated my mind, body and soul. It was a way to let go of my responsibilities, there was nothing to do except let the calm of nature become … Continue reading

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How Could This Happen?

CHAPTER 23 – 2003 How Could this Happen?   Like the long ago television show, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, I packed up, sold my house in Cambria, and moved to Madison – closer to MATC, closer to the TDU. I was … Continue reading

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Testing the Future

Chapter 12 Testing the Future   I was sitting in my backyard reading a text book to boost my knowledge of geology, a very fascinating subject if you ask me. At that time reading was a ridiculously complicated task. Because … Continue reading

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Understanding DisABILITY

To understand something we usually try to learn as much as we can about it, right?  Well, I learned that disability falls into the search for understanding category as well. The Reading Girl by Magni, National Gallery of Art, Washington, … Continue reading

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Disability is…

At the onset I thought that I would never find my way out of the incredibly life strangling emotional nightmare I was screaming in.   It was controlling my every thought, movement, desire, and wishes.  It took control of me…             … Continue reading

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Don’t forget – BLAME – it’s noisy too!

Image from Google Images 5-7-2013 Oh, looking for that someone or something to blame… anything to direct your anger, to point a finger, to say, “It’s all your fault”! I was once hardened by putting the blame, and the work … Continue reading

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What do I mean by “noise” – the “noise of disablity”?

  Have you ever quietly sat listening to the sounds of birds singing, of children playing, of music that touches your heart?  Have you strolled through a garden or prairie to marvel at nature’s colors, shapes and smells?  Have you … Continue reading

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