With My Guide Dog in Italy

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My dog follows me into sleep. I dreamt of her while in Venice.  By day we floated on the Grand Canal, at night I swam with her in a New England lake.  Animals are the key to all the secrets of the subconscious.  Corky followed me up a slope of raspberry bushes.  Beautiful flowering trees […]

Hey Disabled Dude, Can I Ask You Something?

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“How did you get that way?”“How many fingers am I holding up?”“How do you dress yourself?”“How do you find the toilet?”“Can you see what I look like?”“Who selects your clothes?”“How do you know people aren’t cheating you?”“How do you watch movies?”“Can I pray for you?”“Do you know my friend X who is also blind?”“How do you […]

Hey Disabled Dude, Can I Ask You Something?

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“How did you get that way?”“How many fingers am I holding up?”“How do you dress yourself?”“How do you find the toilet?”“Can you see what I look like?”“Who selects your clothes?”“How do you know people aren’t cheating you?”“How do you watch movies?”“Can I pray for you?”“Do you know my friend X who is also blind?”“How do you […]

Disability Now

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In the blink of an eye it will be the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Within the borders of the USA the ADA has been praised, excoriated, upheld in courts, crushed in courts, adopted as a model for future design, ignored and labeled as an “unfunded mandate”. In short, like many other […]

February and Silence

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Spring is under the snow, improbable as lizards and flowers here in the north. Spring with its tonic sub-categories, the green that appears like smoke in the branches, the trunks of trees silver as knives in a pawnshop, even the breath is renewed, a reconciliation with the air itself. I think this year I will […]

 

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