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Author Archive: Katja

Amsterdam by Wheelchair

Here’s a video I came across recently: “With a Wheelchair in Amsterdam: A Wheelchair User’s Spontaneous Trip”. It’s in German, with some English (and no captions, alas). It’s a “get packed and go to the airport and then we’ll tell…
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Packing Light: Five Days in Seattle

Thanksgiving with the family in Seattle. Highs in the low 50s, lows in low 40s, slight chance of rain, and of course a lot more humidity than I’m accustomed to here in Colorado. Besides celebrating the holidays, we’re going to…
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Dave Hingsburger: Leaving 'the gathering place'

Disaster Planning and Evacuation

Dave Hingsburger’s article “Leaving ‘the gathering place’” brings up, again, the issue of disaster planning and evacuation for people with disabilities. I’ve written about this before (here, here, here, here , here, and here, as well as about my one…
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Ade Adepitan

Getting Across London in a Wheelchair

Christiane Link and Ade Adepitan in a contest to get across London. Christiane is using public transport (brave woman!), and Ade is handcycling through London traffic (brave man!). Afterwards they discuss the legacy of the London Paralympics.

Progress, Year 5

It’s now been five years since I started lifting weights. I recorded my one year progress numbers, and this seems like a good time to write down where I am now:   Aug 08 Aug 09 Aug 13 DB bench…
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We All Look Alike

I guess life must be pretty calm (read: boring), because all I have these days are gym stories. Toward the end of my workout the other day, a woman who sees me there most every week comes up to me,…
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