Often I find that my use of a wheelchair makes people on two feet very uncomfortable.  I’ve come up with multiple theories on this phenomenon.  Perhaps they realize that if he can be so young and have to use a wheelchair, then so could I.  It is as if seeing someone with a spinal cord Read More →

Maybe it is because I stayed in higher education for way too long, but I’m a firm believer in reading. After I was injured it not only became an outlet for my time, but also an inspiration to write about my experiences. In doing so I believe that I assisted in my recovery and the Read More →

A good friend of mine has been pushing his chair for close to twenty three years. In that time he’s been asked just about every question you could think of. But despite the ubiquity and novelty of the questions, one was getting to this guy on an almost daily basis. It’s a simple question, one Read More →

Recently I used a term to refer to myself when talking to a friend. The term was gimp and I followed it with another one of my favorite monikers, cripple. When my friend was shocked at these terms, I was not all that surprised. When I’ve used these names in the past around able bodies Read More →