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 2014

Ervin: Chicken Wing Apocalypse

By | October 1st, 2014|

Chicken wings, chicken wings, chicken wings! Every establishment has a sign in the window …

August 2014

Ervin: Cripple Profiling

By | August 1st, 2014|

Just because I'm a dented up old cripple doesn't mean I'm incapable of causing trouble.

June 2014

Ervin: Bedpans and Beyond

By | June 1st, 2014|

Cripples are just like everybody else. We just pee different.

May 2014

Books: Good Kings, Bad Kings

By | May 1st, 2014|

When seeking inspiration while writing her wonderful novel, Good Kings Bad Kings, Susan Nussbaum called upon spite to be her muse.

April 2014

Ervin: No More Cripple Card

By | April 1st, 2014|

Some crippled activists take this equal access under the ADA stuff way too far. They need to be stopped before they ruin everything for the rest of us.

February 2014

Ervin: Not Crippled Enough?

By | February 1st, 2014|

I’m betting that pretty soon I’ll be seeing more fusion cripples with two or more crippling conditions that form a fusion name, like ampuquad.

November 2013

Ervin: White Elephant Disaster

By | November 1st, 2013|

If I become a hoarder, it won’t be my damn fault. You can blame it on sick children. The little runts pulled a fast one [...]

September 2013

Ervin: Pray for Nuclear War

By | September 1st, 2013|

Imagine the employment rate among cripples is still as God-awful low as always. It hasn’t improved much in the two decades since the ADA was [...]

July 2013

Ervin: Passionate Moderates of America

By | July 1st, 2013|

So I told my doctor I can’t sleep at night. And my doctor says, “Why not?” And I said, “It’s those damn lefty political magazines. [...]

May 2013

Camping in Accessible Cabins

By | May 1st, 2013|

Photo by Mary Melton I love camping. I hate camping. Camping is a pain in the ass, especially when you’re crippled. Even if [...]

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