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The World Without (Part II)


I only saw one man herding a group of children at the Refugees Festival.  He was tall, thin and dressed in a long white garment.  As he urged his children to make way for me and my wheelchair, I asked … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Institute, and My Home, Part I


I keep thinking about The Wall.  It is made of concrete, stands about three and a half feet tall and is topped by about four feet of wire fence, which is wrapped in dense fabric.  It’s a very wall-ish wall.  It runs down … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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An Activist’s Creed


I believe that doing something is better than doing nothing.             When a bus is stuck and blocking traffic, I call 911 and ask for police to direct traffic.  When a spare tire is in the middle of the Rt. 81 … Continue reading

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Face-to-Face or Facebook?


Some complete stranger wants to be my friend on Facebook.  What’s up with that?             Have we completely lost the meaning of the word “friend” or has it never meant what we think?  It appears in the dictionary right after … Continue reading

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