March 2015

Why Are Strangers Smiling at Us?

By | March 6th, 2015|

I was out to brunch recently waiting with a crowd of other hungry customers for tables to open up. My friend and I, both wheelchair [...]

February 2015

Will Polio Return?

By | February 18th, 2015|

So, American parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children because of a misinformed (in my opinion) fear that vaccines might harm their babies. Now, [...]

January 2015

Do We Need Day of Acceptance?

By | January 23rd, 2015|

Annie designed the Wheelchair Heart symbol and had it tattooed on her shoulder. Today it's the symbol of the Day of Acceptance. I [...]

On “NCIS: New Orleans,” Wheeler is for Real

By | January 14th, 2015|

On 'NCIS: New Orleans,' Daryl Mitchell plays a computer geek. Is he or isn't he? Is the wheeler character named Patton Plame on [...]

December 2014

Dems to Tammy Duckworth: No Accommodation

By | December 8th, 2014|

Tammy Duckworth represents Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tammy Duckworth — congresswoman, double amputee, Iraq war veteran, mother-to-be — recently asked [...]

November 2014

When Discrimination Happens to You

By | November 19th, 2014|

I was put into a patient cubicle where I waited, waited and waited some more. We all know that discrimination exists in the [...]

October 2014

Sled Hockey Team Gets Ice Time

By | October 31st, 2014|

A sled hockey player takes a break from action on the ice at the retrofitted rink in Depew, N.Y. Sometimes good comes out [...]

October’s Focus: Jobs and Disability

By | October 16th, 2014|

It's truly sad that only during the month of October, aka National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is attention officially paid to the critical issue of [...]

Meet the Amazing Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

By | October 6th, 2014|

Have you heard about Amy Van Dyken-Rouen? I just found out what an amazing athlete she is: six Gold medals in Olympic swimming competitions, four [...]

September 2014

Kanye West vs. His Disabled Fans

By | September 16th, 2014|

I normally don’t pay an ounce of attention to Kayne West and his vapid wife, but when the news broke over the weekend about his [...]

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