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On Being Loaded


As a society we maintain a fiction that electric wheelchairs enable people with disabilities to be independent.  The fact is that people with disabilities no longer have anyone upon whom they can depend to push their wheelchairs; that’s why we … Continue reading

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St. David’s Fire–Another Story the Post-Standard Wouldn’t Report


In the Event of Fire              A very long time ago, Carol was in a car crash and lost both of her legs at the knee.  Decades later, after the death of her husband, she moved into an apartment at … Continue reading

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