A continuum of advocacy.

A continuum of advocacy.

At a time in the world where there are so many issues calling out for our attention, it is hard to know where to put one’s energy. I have written before about how to recognize issues requiring advocacy. (Four years later, Paul Corby is still awaiting entry into a...

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An attitude of improvisation

An attitude of improvisation

I have been listening to Esperanza Spalding and thinking about improvisation. “Improvisation,” Spalding says, “is about showing up with no agenda and no idea of how to get to the end and working together to create value.” In other words, it’s what we do every day. How...

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the myth of independence

the myth of independence

In the US of A, we value independence. We planted the idea with our revolutionary roots, nurtured it through immigrations and cowboys and have carried it into the 21st-century with our cell phones – connected and disconnected simultaneously. The urge to go it alone is...

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New H/W S/W combo requires reinvention skills

New H/W S/W combo requires reinvention skills

This month, I am turning to the kind promise “to reinvent my life whimsically.” At this significant level of disability, I depend entirely on others to help me with reinvention (and with everything else). Using the computer every day helps keep me connected (email and...

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Traveling with a wheelchair – is the glass half full?

Traveling with a wheelchair – is the glass half full?

I am just back from a 27,000+ mile, 10 day trip from Minneapolis to Montréal and back again. I had a wonderful time. When you are traveling, especially when you are traveling with a significant disability, it helps to adjust your attitude before you go. I intended to...

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Befriending the mind 3 – radical acceptance

Befriending the mind 3 – radical acceptance

For all anxiety and fear, all sufferings in boundless measure, their source and wellspring is the mind itself. --Shantideva I am having trouble with my morning PCA staffing. These are the people I count on to help me get out of bed in the morning, get dressed, get on...

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How can our lives become more compassionate and creative – even in the face of difficulty? How can we connect with the sacred? I explore these questions by practicing the kind promises, report my wrangling here and summarize my discoveries in a monthly newsletter.

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