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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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HUD’s DUNs


DUN.  Dead Upstairs Neighbor.  Your ceiling starts to leak so you put in a work order with the management office.  They send the superintendent, who comes and looks at your ceiling, then goes upstairs and finds your neighbor dead on … Continue reading

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Federally-approved Segregation


Dear President Obama, Please explain to me why the federal government is in the business of segregation.  I am referring to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy of putting age restrictions on housing.  Most people who are both poor … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Love America


(Continued from 7/6/11) Throughout all this, I took antidepressants every day for twenty-six years.  In 2001, I stopped and began to get my brain back but it was too late for my body to recover:  the side effects of medications … Continue reading

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Sadie the Crossbred Schnoodle: Learning to Care


            I escaped this morning.  The sky was blue and the sun was bright so I got in my wheelchair and escaped from the Old Folks Home.             After passing through the gate, the first house I came to had … Continue reading

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All Power from the King


Several years ago I lived in segregated housing.  The 24-unit apartment building was managed by Christopher Community, the housing branch of the Catholic Church, and they wouldn’t let able-bodied people live there.  Only disabled people.  We received no services or assistance.  … Continue reading

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