Pop-Up Support Group

The waiting room in the Neurosurgeon’s office resembled the aftermath of a minor bus accident-minus any visible blood.  A novice might have mistaken it for an ER. The Scene A half-dozen young women are wrapped in neck braces; one sits in a wheelchair as her husband caresses her hair. A twenty-something (initially upright but winds […]

Judging Happy

Facebook peeps liked it, so I’m going with it.  Here is a quick story about a recent encounter I had in a health food store.  As always, I’ll add some insights.  Hope you Like! Life is funny. A lady just questioned me about parking in a handicap spot. She apparently watched me walk into a […]

Disability, Not Quite Disney World

“So, you are retired,” she said. “You can do whatever you want.” She smiled broadly, with excitement, awaiting a rundown as if I just visited the Amalfi coast.  Nope, got nothin’… “Not quite,” I murmured, and instantly felt the need to defend, shed light, even school her… I have heard similar comments before.  I know I am […]

Healing: Faith & Action

When Cynthia was in college she was rushed to the ER with excruciating abdominal cramping and heavy bleeding. She needed her brother’s reassurance that everything would be ‘ok’ to seek treatment. Extremely scared and concerned, she said it was the most uncertain time of her life. She knew something was terribly wrong.   After being tested for […]