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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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Kathy Urschel, Bedbugs, and Chronic Fatigue: Answers to More Questions


  How did Kathy Urschel die? Kath was visiting a friend out of town.  She was blind, got up in the morning and thought she was stepping into the bathroom when actually she was stepping onto the stairs.  A sighted … Continue reading

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A House for Christmas


Dear Shiu, I am often mindful of the day at Plymouth Church when you asked congregants to stand if they (a) had a college education, (b) owned their own home, (c) were paid a salary instead of hourly wages, and (d) lived … Continue reading

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