Private and Public Policy Reviews for the Disabled

Eastside Athletic Club – Portland, Oregon Metro Area

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Health,Opinion,Review

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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. (more…)

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Greyhound’s Exorbitant Gift Fee

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Transportation

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This is a letter I wrote to Greyhound protesting an exorbitant guest fee when you purchase a ticket online for a customer. (more…)

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What Keeps Me at Home

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Opinion,Uncategorized

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I hate things that start out with, “In a perfect world…” Yet, it seems to me the best way to start this… (more…)

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LDS Church Releases Disability Resources Guide

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Church,Review,Web Sites

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The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has put up a new disability resources guide for its members. The guide is available at Disability Resources. (more…)

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Staring Still Alive and Well

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Opinion

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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 figured out how rude and unkind it is, but it still happens. (more…)

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Coping with Hidden Disabilities

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Hidden Disabilities,Opinion

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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. (more…)

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The Oregon Zoo

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Entertainment,Review

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The Oregon Zoo is in Portland, Oregon in the hills over downtown in beautiful Washington Park. Washington Park is 130 acres of beautiful trees, valleys, streams, gardens, arboretums, and paths located withing walking distance of skyscrapers and the apartments. Due to the zoo’s location, the terrain inside the zoo is hilly. (more…)

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A Glowing Report

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Entertainment,Review

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Glowing Greens is a blacklight miniature golf course in downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s in the basement of a building. The motif is pirate. You know you’re at the right place by the almost life-size pirate chained to the door outside. (more…)

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Wal-mart – Wood Village, OR

By Stephen Rex Goode, BSW


Categories: Retail,Review

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I just returned from a trip to the Wal-Mart store in Wood Village, Oregon. I was there to pick up some prescriptions, including pain medication for my arthritis. (more…)

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Applause for Regal Cinemas!

By barb


Categories: Entertainment,Retail,Review

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I have been skills training for more than six years, and know how difficult it is for my disabled friends and customers to access the movie theatres on their own: balance, low lighting, cognitive, and other issues.  They have the same desires as the rest of us to see their favorite movies! (more…)

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