Coming Up: Early Leanings of a Crippled Man

The foundations were poured and my underpinnings securely in place. With passing of time, that gimpy strip of DNA began to stake its claim, and make a name for itself….. With growth, comes progress. Such developments may come along in many ways. The mastery of a talent or skill, can be a beautiful thing. OrContinue reading “Coming Up: Early Leanings of a Crippled Man”

Right to Try?

‘Remember her as the badass she was.’ The first bit of the title caught my attention, as I expect that it was intended to do. I had a look. I like to stir the pot from time to time, this one delivered. Expanded Access always seemed like a good idea to me, I mean ifContinue reading “Right to Try?”

If Opportunities Should Knock

Many years ago, I read a wonderful book, Roughing It, By Mark Twain. I am hazy on the details, but the gist was that this was a manifest destiny thing. If memory serves, the narrator’s brother scored a once in a lifetime opportunity to be the Governor of the Nevada Territory, or something along thoseContinue reading “If Opportunities Should Knock”

Is Bigger Better?

My dearest friend since second grade, Golf and I had discussed canoeing the Mississippi practically forever. How we came to this was a bit of a tale in its own right. Coming up, we had a couple of creeks. No matter which you picked; Flint Creek, or Spring Creek, after navigating through golf course, forestsContinue reading “Is Bigger Better?”

I Posted a Silly Video Demo Of my Accessible Van Some Weeks Ago: This Piece is Much Better

Flipping through my Google alerts, I came upon this piece by Max Gravenstein: How to find a used wheelchair van. Hats off to you, Max, this piece puts my effort to shame. He has taken an analytical approach to getting the right deal on the car, far more in depth than anything I ever managed.Continue reading “I Posted a Silly Video Demo Of my Accessible Van Some Weeks Ago: This Piece is Much Better”

2013: Loose Ends

That was the end of the notes that I kept documenting my go around with AMN. I wrote the following, today, 2 August 2021, based on what I can remember. Looking at it all in retrospect, it seems like a continuous, drawn-out rollercoaster ride, with high highs, low lows, loop de loops and hairpin turns,Continue reading “2013: Loose Ends”

Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?

A strange thing happened to me yesterday. When I was a young man, freshly diagnosed, I was full of vinegar, keen to learn the science and seek out potential cures. Not snake oil, oh no. There plenty of these salespeople to be had. This was not it. I wanted science-based answers. Sadly, there really wasContinue reading “Am I done? Am I Resting? Something Else?”