Tag Archives: Learning disability

Finding Dr. Tucker


So there it was:  I was living a pointless life.  The bad news was that I had no family or health, and those are the two things that people identify as the most important things in their life.  The good … Continue reading

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“It Never Gets Any Easier, Does It?”


I wake up in the morning and there it is, reverberating around the inside of my skull:  “It never gets any easier, does it?”  The words spoken to me yesterday by a man with a big Labrador dog lying across … Continue reading

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Wilt the Stilt and Me


According to objective aptitude testing, intellectually I am in the top one or two percent of Americans.  So what does it mean to be smart?  I asked my psychologist and he detailed some of the differences between smart and stupid … Continue reading

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“Tabula Rasa” by VESID (part II)


[Recommended reading:  “Why no prayers for Bishop Long’s accusers?” at http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/10/01/granderson.bishop.long/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn%5D Then I call up the counselor and ask her if she has any experience working with people who have learning disabilities.  ‘No,’ she says, then she changes it to ‘yes, … Continue reading

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“Tabula Rasa” by VESID (part I)


I’m multiply disabled so I get Social Security Disability, Medicare, Medicaid, HUD Section 8, Food Stamps and HEAP.  I am a tax-user.  You all are paying to support me, so I figure you and I ought to talk about this, … Continue reading

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