Reconfiguring life and site

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I mentioned in the last post that life circumstances were leading me to make changes. I worried a few people, so I wanted to put up a few more details.

Here’s the TL;DR: ongoing challenges with my daughter’s nursing needs are forcing me to cut down on other activities. That means it’s going to be really hard to hire me for speaking engagements as I’m going to have to be very selective, and my writing (though it will continue) will change direction. However, I may focus more on audio content. Continue reading “Reconfiguring life and site”

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Everyone has challenges–overcome yours

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I have mixed feelings about what some people call “disability porn.” Whether photos or videos, they feature someone with some sort of disability accomplishing something that would be a challenge for anyone, or maybe would just be an everyday thing for most people, held up as inspiration for the rest of “us.” Stella Young clearly articulated the dark aspect of disability porn in her TED talk.

On the other hand, such things really are a reminder that people–everyone–can overcome challenges. What may be missed in all this is that we all have challenges. Nobody has it easy, although when you look at someone else from the outside, it may look as if everyone else has it easier.

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Has it really been that long?

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I didn’t really mean to stop writing. But I haven’t posted anything here since July. I actually wrote quite a bit since then, but nothing that struck me as worth publishing. There are 25 posts sitting in draft mode. In November, I wrote a skeleton of a post that said, “This is probably my last post.” I remember what was happening then. I had just discovered that my aunt had died–a year earlier. And a favorite cousin had also died–two years earlier.

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