Private and Public Policy Reviews for the Disabled

Miles Wise, Hours Foolish

The implementation of the new policies based on this ridiculous question will require me to justify why I drove somewhere instead of taking the buses. To me, it’s upside-down. Given the above facts, I should be required to justify why I wasted valuable skills-training time by taking the buses.

Size Madness

A couple of years ago, about the only place I could find casual clothing for my large body was Kmart. There were other stores, including Casual Male Big and Tall, but the prices were too high for me. Then, suddenly, everything above 2X seemed to have disappeared from the Kmart racks. Be the first to […]

California Travel Advice

If you are disabled and rely on a parking permit or placard in your state, I have some advice for you on traveling to California. Simply stated, it is: Don’t go! Well, that’s probably a little harsh, but I’m a little annoyed right now. 2 people like this post. Like Unlike

Parking Space Abuse

I went to the pharmacy today to pick up a prescription. I’ve been suffering from cellulitis after a leg injury. That on top of my usual osteoarthritis has made me need the parking spaces reserved for disabled people with mobility issues. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Eastside Athletic Club – Portland, Oregon Metro Area

Eastside Athletic Club in Clackamas, Oregon is a medium-sized athletic club. It has a weight room, cardio room with standard machines, rooms for classes, a pool, a co-ed hot tub, and dry saunas in the locker rooms. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

What Keeps Me at Home

I hate things that start out with, “In a perfect world…” Yet, it seems to me the best way to start this… Be the first to like. Like Unlike

Staring Still Alive and Well

Well, it’s not well, really. It’s sick. I suppose it’s human nature for people to do a little staring at people who look different than the usual. Whether you’re sitting in a wheelchair or have some visible evidence of your disability, there will always be people who stare. At one time I thought people had […]

Coping with Hidden Disabilities

A lot of progress has been made for people with disabilities who use various tools and instruments to live their lives more included. I’m aware that there is plenty yet to be done. Yet, someone like me who doesn’t use any highly visible supports, can often be frustrated at the options available for being accommodated. […]