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Life with a Disability

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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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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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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Looking Forward to Spring

Nothing like the end of a bleak, cold, windy February to make a person’s thoughts turn to the upcoming racing season. Between the walking (hard work, I tell you, hard work), surgery in late December, and the weather, I’m way…
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