Tag Archives: St. David’s Court

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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Welfare and the Irresponsible Family


            Jason lived upstairs from me in HUD subsidized housing.  He was paying $11 dollars rent on an apartment that had a fair market value of about $900.  His monthly income from Welfare was about $412.  The way it works … 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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Newhouse: The School, the Newspaper and the Buy-out


            Depending on who you talk to, Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication ranges from being number one in the world to being one of the top three in the country.  A typical class includes students from China, … Continue reading

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The Wheelbarrow


            The wheelbarrow sat in front of the apartment building when I moved in four years ago.  I didn’t notice it then.             Maybe it was the next year that I was well enough to notice it.  It was old … Continue reading

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