Words from Jeff Harmon, an AMN brother

Jeff sent me this video about his journey. Please have a look. I think what is so great about Jeff’s talk is his openness to discuss his challenges, issues that many of us have. While I am now older and maybe a bit wiser, I realize that most of the stuff comes with the territory.Continue reading “Words from Jeff Harmon, an AMN brother”

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”

Beginnings

On Friday February 19, 1965, General William Westmoreland was on the cover of Time Magazine. Closer to home, Ken and Joan Gillespie were in the process of welcoming their second son, Bradley Kent Gillespie into the world. That would be me. From what I am told, I was not the easiest baby. I seemed toContinue reading “Beginnings”

What was the Point of Darwin Post?

The message that I tried to share was: if you are disabled, you had best adapt. Not sure of the alternatives, but I can say with authority that it includes a less than full life. I have faced a couple challenges as I descended into disability. Some were pretty ugly, they knocked me down hard,Continue reading “What was the Point of Darwin Post?”

Does Disability Force Evolution?

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution reckoned that it is drawn out process: “…Natural selection acts only by taking advantage of slight successive variations; she can never take a great and sudden leap, but must advance by short and sure, though slow steps[1].” Well. It is fine if you have a few generations. What about someoneContinue reading “Does Disability Force Evolution?”