A magnificent mansion, war, politics, and death by spinal cord injury. No, it’s not a Hollywood movie. It’s all part of the accessible tour at My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, Kentucky.Continue reading “An Historic and Accessible Trip to My Old Kentucky Home”
Do you want to stay active at home, but not sure where to begin? Watch this video to see how I workout at home with little to no equipment needed.Continue reading “How to Do an At-Home Wheelchair Workout”
Sleep and SCI. I’ve heard the horror stories. I’ve experienced it from time to time myself. But I’ve discovered a number of things that help me to get a good night’s sleep.
Click on the photo below to read this article I wrote for BardCare.
Back in November 2019, I arrived early to an event and was grateful to find an accessible parking place. Unfortunately, when I returned several hours later, I found a vehicle parked in the blue striped area, called an access aisle, which blocked access to my side-loading van and ramp.Continue reading “When Advocacy Works: Louisville Ordinance 72 allows towing of vehicles in access aisles”
Have you ever heard the term “visitability”? If not, let’s learn something new! Whether or not you have a disability, you should consider if your house is visitable. Read this article I wrote for BardCare by clicking on the picture below.
I’m not one to get weepy very often, but between the death of my aunt and two men from my circle of friends with spinal cord injuries, 11 weeks of isolation, the current racial tensions ravaging our nation, as well as an increased workload, I feel frail and broken.Continue reading “A Timely and Short Discourse on Grief”
Over the past few years I have heard a new-to-me word used by people in the disability community: ableism.
Another –ism? I understand racism. And sexism. But ableism?Continue reading “The Surprise I Felt When I Experienced Ableism Firsthand”
I’m always looking for new and accessible ways to explore Louisville, Kentucky. And that’s how I stumbled upon the Mary M. Miller.Continue reading “An Accessible, Informative and Carefree Cruise on the Ohio River”
This article is written mostly for people with spinal cord injuries and/or neurogenic bowel who are researching the BCIR or Koch Pouch as a way to manage their bowel program.
On March 30, 2018, I took control of my problem. The previous 8 or 9 years had been hell. And I decided to have major surgery to do something about it.Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of a Continent Ostomy with SCI”
I’ve learned that if a child asks me a question, an adult is probably wondering the same thing. So in this video I show how I position myself to sleep at night. Everyone with a spinal cord injury is different. But side sleeping works best for me.