Archive for “August, 2007”

On this page the following entries were made in the “August, 2007” time-frame.

Love the Phrasing "…able-bodied and disabled"

Posted August 30th, 2007 by Anthony

This morning in our local paper, the Press Democrat, a columnist said, talking about the invitees for an upcoming community supper, “The idea is that folks wealthy and poor, native-born and immigrant, able-bodied and disabled…will sit and visit… .” I wrote to thank the columnist, Chris Coursey. When I read the column I was struck […]

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Change in the Zeitgeist

Posted August 22nd, 2007 by Anthony

For the second time this week I’ve seen reference to how someone’s disability helped to make a new product or song. This is the exact opposite of the super crip or the overcomer. It shows a reality that I know. When you’ve got a disability you have to be inventive. The first is Doc Pomus, […]

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Old Attitudes

Posted August 12th, 2007 by Anthony

from a disability perspective. Archives Sunday, August 12, 2007 Old Attitudes The word amputees and surfing in an LA Times headline on my newsreader caught my eye this morning. It was a nice, little feel-good piece on veterans with recent amputations going surfing. A swimsuit manufacturer sponsored a weekend to teach them how to surf. […]

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