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So far Barry Corbet has created 14 blog entries.

December 2014

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

By | December 1st, 2014|

It happened so fast it stunned me. After one week in a hospital, I found myself in a nursing home. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. We think nursing homes are just for old people, but that’s not always true.

May 2014

Bully Pulpit: Star Quality

By | May 1st, 2014|

Roll right up and come right in, ladies and gents, we’ve got big shots galore this month. We’ve got eye-popping movie stars and Eye-talian rock stars, world-class athletes and cold-facts activists. We’ve got the only openly quadriplegic recovering alcoholic conservative political candidate in captivity, and the second largest sporting event on earth. We’ve got Fonzi, Dangling and Squirt, and Jerry Lewis to boot.

March 2005

Our Imperfect Paradise

By | March 1st, 2005|

No celebration would be complete without a word from the guest of honor. Here is an excerpt from a speech, the 25th annual John Young [...]

July 2004

21st Century Seating

By | July 1st, 2004|

Staying healthy and happy--and free of decubiti--has always been a struggle for wheelchair users. Innovative new seating systems make the ride a lot easier. [...]

May 2003

Physician Assisted Death: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

By | May 1st, 2003|

After all the discussion, suicide remains a personal matter. Individuals, not organizations, commit suicide. We shouldn’t moralize or psychologize after the fact.

December 2001

Faith and Mystery

By | December 1st, 2001|

Philip Simmons In 1993 Phil Simmons was teaching at a small Midwestern college. He was 35 years old, married, on the fast track [...]

November 2000

Save Your Butt: Custom Orthotic Seating Can Do What Off-the-Shelf Cushions Sometimes Can’t

By | November 1st, 2000|

You get out of rehab, and you're a flash on wheels. But you're no fool--you know that pressure sores can become a problem so you [...]

The National Parks Before and After …

By | November 1st, 2000|

The parks have always been my very own playgrounds. Growing up in British Columbia, I escaped childhood to the provincial parks, playing in Garibaldi, working [...]

Sit-Down Comics:Speaking the Unspoken Words

By | November 1st, 2000|

"The material I do is not really handicapped jokes," says Chris Fonseca. "It's jokes about things that happen because I'm handicapped. I'm not doing, [...]

An All-American Fourth of July

By | November 1st, 2000|

Craig Hospital, in Englewood, Colo., is a spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility, so there's nothing unusual about seeing people using wheelchairs around the neighborhood. But [...]

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