Guest Post: Sarah Trites – PE Teacher

I had a wonderful PE teacher in the 4th grade.  The year was 1977. My school was Fernbank Elementary School located outside of Atlanta, Georgia in DeKalb County.  I do not remember what my teacher’s name was, so I will call him Mr. Langley.   What...

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AN EXERCISE IN EMPATHY – from Marco Orlando

I don’t want this to turn into a politically charged discussion. But it’s impossible to ignore how terrible our current political climate has gotten in recent times. I feel like humanity has lost its way to an extent because of it. I don’t know how else to get through...

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from Marco Orlando PREFACE: This is the third in a series of posts I made online recently as I’ve been contemplating my current situation in life while addressing larger systemic / societal issues that are likely major barriers to many other people with disabilities...

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Marco Orlando I haven’t always had such good luck with women. I don’t know if I would ever be able to prove it, but I feel being disabled has likely contributed to it and my lack of success with dating and relationships in general. I get that I’m not for everybody and...

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The Bachelor’s Lament from Marco Orlando

(Originally written February 2023) I'm probably harder on myself than usual this time of year. Chalk it up to this whole "keeping up with the Joneses" thing and feeling like I'm missing out on something. I struggle a lot coming to terms with how subjective "normal"...

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Guest Post: Memorial Day from Jon McGovern

Hi Everybody Memorial Day is coming up next week.  How do you spend Memorial Day? Do you go to a Memorial Day Parade? Do you honor what the day is about?  There are dads, husbands, wives, mothers, and kids that have served in the military and made the...

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