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Life with a Disability

Behind the Diagnosis

I generally try to avoid obsessing about doctors, medical visits and hospital stays (both on the blog and in real life!), because life is so much more than just a diagnosis. Daphne Xiao is a medical student, soon to be…
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Explaining: It Makes Everything All Right

I had some time to kill after lunch, and decided to check out a clothing store in downtown Boulder that I had seen multiple times, but had never gone into. Getting in was a little tricky; it was slightly uphill,…
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Parking Space with Snow

The Havoc That is Snow

Snow wreaks havoc on my life. All of these things happened today: 1. I drove to the rec center. The lot hadn’t been plowed, and so the lines in the parking lot weren’t visible. The result? Eight cars parked tightly…
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Gender Equality Assumptions

My kids are tut-tutting (or maybe cringing) right now, because this is another post about restrooms. And showers, because it’s a followup to the pool shower story. Why I know now (and should probably try to remember) that what is…
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How Much Better Can It Get?

I gave up going to one of our public pools a good long time ago (a year?) because it’s really hard to get a shower there—the one shower with a bench has a shower head that leaks water where the…
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