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!”

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”

Strength? Or Weakness?

I have been described as mainly stubborn. I seem to have trouble giving up. Even when impractical. If I can get it done, I do. If I think I can, I try. And I think that is a strength, a good thing. According to dear olde dad, it has always been that way. AMN hasContinue reading “Strength? Or Weakness?”

Wanted: Conquest

Maybe it was because I was no good at regular stuff, but I always have had this real need to conquer something, anything big would do. Most likely something long, canoeing the length of the Mississippi? I became obsessed by the Appalachian Trail (AT): a single track, skipping along the mountaintops from Georgia to Maine,Continue reading “Wanted: Conquest”

Something to Consider

I love to enter road races in my wheelchair. It is part of what I do, to feel normal. I guess I have a bit of work ahead of me before I need to deal with the problems described in this article- I am consistently slow. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-wheelchair-racers-outpace-olympic-distance-runners-but-not-sprinters/ I have a racing chair that some dudeContinue reading “Something to Consider”

Mi Historia con la AMN

Please excuse my translation. Giancarlo wanted it posted in English, also. I have tried– Brad It all started 5 years ago. I was 26 years old, I worked for a clinic and played sports, especially swimming. I lived a normal life like any child and young person. I was very outgoing and had many dreamsContinue reading “Mi Historia con la AMN”

Very Happy to see New Views

Starting this enterprise does not come easy for me. I have carefully avoided the whole social media thing, and while I have occasionally thought about blogging, I had no idea how to go about that. I am not well equipped. It is slow going, but I am seeing progress as I pick up a bitContinue reading “Very Happy to see New Views”

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”

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”