Sex and disability used to be strange bedfellows, but no more. After decades of declaring that cultural stereotyping is responsible for the misconception that disabled people are mostly asexual, maybe it’s time we changed our tune. Two television series, Push Girls, and now the remade Ironside, have been hawking sexuality like peanuts at Yankee Stadium. […]
By moving a power wheelchair’s drive wheels toward the center and adding both front and rear casters for stability, maneuverability dramatically increases.
Guinness Beer Ad: Dedication, Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?
Let’s face it: Most wheelchair users are way too nice. We all want to do the right thing, be independent, be strong, never ask for pity or a helping hand. That’s certainly admirable, if, say, your goal in life is for people to say glowing things about you at your funeral. Someone might even record […]
After Damon Boiser dove into shallow water 10 years ago off the Big Island, the transition to life as a C6 quadriplegic was hard. But he was able to weather the adjustment by clinging to what had always pulled him through difficult times — his attitude.
Q. We have a luxury movie theater in town that has plush seats, like easy chairs, and you can order food and beverages of all types during the show. When I called to make reservations for a movie, I was told that if we purchased general admission seating, I would be able to get my […]
No one likes to wait. We avoid long lines of people waiting their turn to buy things; we get irritated when stuck in snail’s pace traffic; our frustration rises when we have a slow connection on the Internet. But there is a far more insidious type of waiting that goes on every day, all around […]
Horses have been Amberley Snyder’s passion since she was 3 years old, and she rode in her first rodeo at the young age of 7. That was the year her dad, retired Los Angeles Dodger, Cory Snyder, moved his family to Elk River, Utah. When her dad told her the news of moving, she said […]
This past July, recuperating from hospitalization, I missed my 48th anniversary of the plane crash that paralyzed me. I usually distinguish the occasion with the flying of handmade paper airplanes, rubber-band driven planes or cheap balsa wood replicas. Whoever is with me on that day must participate in a contest to see who can produce […]
The ocean waves are pounding on the shore beside you as you lean back and enjoy the sun. The wind is behind you, the breeze filled with the aroma of the sea. Before you the sky is a deep blue, dotted with white puffy clouds gliding by. Seagulls soar overhead, intrigued by a strange object […]