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Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix

I had a lovely time Friday at the Musical Instrument Museum (“the MIM”) in Phoenix. I had a free evening, and stumbled on a piano concert that was being given at the MIM. I’m not sure what I was expecting…
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Accessibility at Taliesin West

I went out to Taliesin West for a tour today. Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home from 1937 until 1939. It currently houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and is one of two campuses of the Frank Lloyd…
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Rough Waters

This weekend, we took a ferry trip to Bainbridge Island, an island in the Puget Sound near Seattle. I was driving the rental car, and my husband was in the passenger seat. The wheelchair and the luggage were in the…
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Extended Travel Tips

I’m on a long business trip. Here are a couple of things I’m doing to stay sane: Better Eating There are only so many meals in a row I can eat out (astonishing, I know). Even though I get a…
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One Lovely Blog Award

Kathryn of Kathryn’s Brain and Alpacamundo (new website coming soon, Kathryn says!) has awarded me the One Lovely Blog award, which, it turns out, comes with conditions (kind of like the chain letters of our youth): Thank the person who…
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Beware the Inspiration Juggernaut

(Total aside: I love the word “juggernaut“, defined as “a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution”. I also love the fact that it’s used in Britain to refer to a very large truck. I’m very fond of the word…
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Another Day, Another Weird Restroom Story

This afternoon I stopped in at Barnes and Noble, and, having MS, needed to use the restroom. Three stalls, one of which was accessible. Its door was closed. I peeked under, and saw feet. I settled back to wait. Women…
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Packing Light: Four Days in Phoenix

Packing for a four day trip to Phoenix. Two travel days, two days of meetings. Day time temps will be 95-102, night time temps in the low 60s, and the temperature indoors may be in the high 60s. On the…
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Adjustments

My brain is having trouble adjusting to this whole walking thing. Thursday night we went to a friend’s clarinet recital in Denver. We found the place, we parked, we walked up to the door. The concert was being held in…
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Wheelchair Racing and the Fear of Falling

Here we are at the beginning of the racing season. The weather has warmed up, and it’s time to hit the road and get some training in. I’ve been hunting for an event or two to do before the Bolder…
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