Disabled Adventures!

I like to think that I stretch the boundaries of what can be done in a wheel chair, well at least I used to until I ran across this young man in Maine! This is incredible stuff. I guess we all face at least some self imposed limits. Go Enock G! Makes me think thatContinue reading “Disabled Adventures!”

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”

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”

Easy Backyard Access

I was in a bad spot. Before disability, I got great satisfaction from my yard. Keeping the grass trimmed, the trees pruned and the bird and squirrel bellies full. The wheel chair did not enhance the enjoyment, I tell you. I needed a solution. I built with my own two hands, from the comfort ofContinue reading “Easy Backyard Access”

Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!

Maxime has taken advantage of a plastic mat to facilitate his access to the beach. I had the same fabulous experience many years ago in Wilmette, Illinois. This an example of a very low-tech, low-price, high impact adaptation. Anyone in a chair who has struggled in the sand would appreciate this simple accommodation. I haveContinue reading “Maxime Rolls up to the Beach!”

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?”