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March 2015

Letters: May 2015

Disney Universe; Boston’s Freedom Trail; What About Contractures?

Letters: April 2015

Letters: April 2015

Sex, Wheels & Relationships; Wound Care; Smart Ass Cripple

Why Are Strangers Smiling at Us?

Why Are Strangers Smiling at Us?

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 users, received the usual number of stares and glares when out in public, especially in pairs. But I also noticed people looking at us with strange, stiff smiles. Most were […]

Letters: March 2015

Letters: March 2015

Jason DaSilva; Penalized for Working; Assisted Suicide

December 2014

Letters: February 2015

Accessible Fitness Center, Smart Drive

Letters: January 2015

Letters: January 2015

Consumer Guide, Exercise for Quads, Affordable Vans

Letters: December 2014

Assisted suicide, unitedspinal.org, Race of Truth

Kayne West vs. His Disabled Fans

Kayne West vs. His Disabled Fans

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 bullish behavior at the concert in Sydney, Australia, there was no ignoring him. For those who missed it, here’s a recap: West ordered everyone in the audience to stand up […]

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Robin Williams, Depression and SCI

Robin Williams’ battle with depression was not news to those of us who are fans. Although mind boggling to some, most brilliant minds carry the traits of both extremes — exuberance and despair — Williams was no different. The criticism on his suicide has, however, left me saddened. How can we judge? We never know […]

Assisted Suicide Ad in NM: Yay or Nay?

Assisted Suicide Ad in NM: Yay or Nay?

For the first time ever, New Mobility has accepted an ad that takes a side in a “culture war” issue that directly deals with disability. It’s not that we’ve turned down controversial ads in the past — to my knowledge it’s just never come up before. Perhaps you’ve seen the ad I’m referring to running […]