Chronological Archives

  • Things That Make My Life Easier, A Reintroduction (Part 1 of 3) A long time ago, I decided to start up a series. I lacked a catchy title, so I went with the mere truth: Things That Make My Life Easier. What I meant by that is, of course, things that make my life with a disability easier. Disability can introduce certain complications to a life — meaning ...
  • A.I. spotlight: Keepon and Paro At the risk of understatement, exciting things are happening when it comes to robotics and artificial intelligence and the potential applicability of these fields in the lives of PWDs. [Description: A small, bright yellow robot with two eyes and a black nose stands in front of a white background. Outlined in orange and bright blue, the ...
  • I’ve Got Your More Responsible Pain Management, Right Here Not many of you would know this but I had my first experience with acupuncture the other day. I went to see a physical medicine doctor about a TENS unit because my current dose of my narcotic pain medication for breakthrough migraine and body pain is no longer sufficiently covering the amount of breakthrough pain I ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 18 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 17, 2010 Sarah Fenske at the Phoenix New Times: ‘Til Death Do Us Part: They Got Married. Then Everything Changed This is a love story, albeit one with a medical twist. Unbeknownst to anyone — including Kevin himself — there was a tumor the size of a Granny Smith apple pressing onto Kevin’s brain. Kevin didn’t need therapy. He needed ...
  • Non-Fiction Book Review: Signs of Resistance by Susan Burch I give this book 5/5 stars, and would totally recommend it to anyone. The only thing that makes me eager to put it aside is that I have some of Burch’s later books and edited anthologies in my To Be Read (TBR) pile.
  • Predatory Lending and Health Services Here in Los Angeles, we’ve recently witnessed an explosion of billboards, radio ads, and other solicitations for people to get weight loss surgeries. The ads make it sound so attractive – “let your new life begin, call 1-800-GET-SLIM!” And each of the billboards prominently advertises that they accept payment from Medi-Cal (CA’s Medicaid program) or ...
  • Working Towards the Neutral Place Something that I see coming up a lot in discussions about language is the argument that, by asking people to refrain from using words that refer to disability as pejoratives because they reinforce the idea that disability is categorically bad, people engaging in discussions about language are saying that disability is a bed of roses ...
  • Recommended Reading for 16 August 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles ...
  • Weekly Job Roundup Jobs in Toronto and Bangkok.