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Maybe College Recruiters Should Skip Wisconsin

CA-NA-DA, CA-NA-DA, as the USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team entered the Barcelona arena it seemed like 17,000 were rooting for Canada. I know that’s not true because there were Americans in the crowd, but the shouts for our rival were … Continue reading

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The Great Cookie Toss of 2015

2015 was not a banner year for me. To be honest it had its ups and downs. On the up side I was invited to speak to the Fulbright Scholars on the topic of disability. I also spoke at several … Continue reading

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Thank you Dr. Tim Nugent

I don’t remember the first time I met Dr. Nugent. But I remember the first story I heard about him. In 1990 I had moved from Oregon to Illinois, I’d been recruited to play wheelchair basketball for University of Illinois, … Continue reading

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The Disability Double Standard

The other day a rant about able-bodied people appeared on Facebook posted by a young very capable woman who uses a wheelchair. About twenty other people with disabilities (PWDs) chimed in, with their complaints about able-bodied people trying to help … Continue reading

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Why anonymous speech should not be protected under Freedom of Speech

Just today I received a response on my post “What happens in Bahrain stays in Bahrain , sort of.” It was from “Eddie” e-mail dewrew@drwee.com IP: 89.187.80.228, 89.187.80.228 this is what he wrote: “you are one dumb typical racist american … Continue reading

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I’m not upset about the swimmer, yet, but the journalism SUCKS!

Okay so I saw the headline “Victoria Arlen Banned From Paralympic World Swimming Championships, Senators Object,” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/10/victoria-arlen-paralympic-swim-worlds_n_3737830.html I was prepared to be upset. But then I read the article and there was absolutely zero information. As a former Paralympic athlete … Continue reading

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Advice to Graduates

As I agonized over what to say at the 2013 University of Oregon Commencement I really wanted to do something in the vein of “Wear Sunscreen” by Mary Schmich, which was never an actual commencement speech, but her attempt at … Continue reading

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