Tag Archives: disabled

38 Year-Old Rugby Rookie

Back in 2009, I was alone in a bar near the University of Arizona, talking to my then-girlfriend on the phone. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw 3 guys in wheelchairs playing pool. For whatever reason I … Continue reading

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What is in a name?

Amputee, limb deficient, disabled, handicapped, differently abled, special, God’s children, thalidomide baby, war veteran, crippled, stumpy, deformed, birth defect, a burden, incomplete, helpless, gimp, freak… Sometimes a name is used to hurt, sometime they are used because we don’t have … Continue reading

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Don’t Get the Wrong Impression…

Frequently I run into people who have an idea of who I am long before they talk to me.  Many think I am a poor guy down on his luck, a war veteran with a chip on his shoulder, or … Continue reading

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Diversity is scary

 My friend and mentor “John”, was heading into a conference room to do a presentation for a group he had never spoken with in his long career. And he confided in me by saying he was a little nervous. “FYI … Continue reading

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