About Mike Ervin

Mike Ervin says he has written for New Mobility since before water was invented. His writing has been published in everything from the New York Times to The Progressive to Jobber and Warehouse Executive magazine. Mike has also been active in ADAPT for decades and boasts of being arrested about 20 times, which no doubt has something to do with his pen name: Smart Ass Cripple (read his blog at smartasscripple.blogspot.com.) Smart Ass Cripple’s Little Red Book, which has a blue cover, and Smart Ass Cripple’s Little Yellow Book, which has a red cover, are available at lulu.com.

October 2016

Ervin: Of Movie Scripts and Butt Wiping

By | October 3rd, 2016|

Polite society is much more comfortable publicly discussing how to help cripples die.

August 2016

Ervin: Managed Care Mobility Device Replacement

By | August 1st, 2016|

They call it the Seduction wheelchair. Apparently if a guy drives it down the street, women throw themselves at him. They can’t resist.

June 2016

Why Mentoring Scares the Crap Out of Me

By | June 1st, 2016|

I’d be pretty suspicious about a kid being mentored by a degenerate like me.

April 2016

Ervin: Mount Rushmore for Cripples

By | April 1st, 2016|

Being crippled is like being Catholic. Once you’re crippled, you’re always crippled.

February 2016

Ervin: DIY Adaptive Printing

By | February 1st, 2016|

I see where some people used a 3-D printer to make a wheelchair for a crippled cat. That’s good news for crippled cats.

January 2016

Person of the Year: Reveca Torres

By | January 1st, 2016|

Reveca Torres wants to start an image revolution and change the way society sees people with spinal cord injuries and disorders.

December 2015

Ervin: Dial-A-Ride Kissoff

By | December 1st, 2015|

It was a bright, fresh, rejuvenating spring morning in 1993. I entered the dial-a-ride vehicle that was to take me to my destination. Little did [...]

September 2015

Ervin: Doing My Patriotic Duty

By | September 1st, 2015|

Having one’s butt wiped daily is a privilege, not a right.

July 2015

Ervin: Son of Telethon

By | July 1st, 2015|

Jerry’s telethon was like a tornado. Part of what made it so dangerous and destructive was that it spawned others like it.

May 2015

Ervin: Famous Cripple Roles

By | May 1st, 2015|

The love the Oscar people have for the artistic accomplishments of fake cripples doesn’t discriminate.

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