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This Is My Truth...

It was a promise that I made a long time ago, and even if it is uncomfortable sometimes and might go against my grain, it is a promise that I intend to keep. 1,052 more words

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"Try"

It’s a subject I have thought about often.  A few months ago, I even wrote a blog post about the whole thing.  To say I am not a fan of the word “inspirational” as it relates to people with disabilities is like saying a glacier is a small piece of ice.  831 more words

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Does It Matter?

Most people close to me know that in the last few months I have been working on my first book. It has been a true labor of love because the information within it is what I am sincerely passionate about. 608 more words

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I Don't Kid Myself

The interaction took place several years ago and probably lasted less than a full minute, but it left an impression on me so intense that it is never far from my thoughts these days. 767 more words

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Just One of the Crowd

Most of the time when I go places, I stand out. People notice me. Not by choice, just by circumstance. Because my situation is different than most, accommodations are required routinely in my day to day life. 722 more words

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My Cloud

The question usually comes from good friends, at a time when I am struggling. They want to know how to help me the most.

What is it like to have a psychiatric diagnosis? 791 more words

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I'll Never Run...

It was a beautiful and crisp October day a couple of years ago when I met Chris. As Director of Community Health at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, he, like me, wasn’t officially one of a team of people spearheading the effort to renovate East Ninth Street in Lawrence.   806 more words

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