Love has No Labels, No Disabilities, No Gender, No Limits

Two skeletons teach us that Love has No Labels. Kissing, hugging, sharing, we see the image of others with no shells to define our judgements. With the march to Selma marking its 50th anniversary, we can see places we've been and how far we've traveled. Yet, we have distances yet to go. People still struggle to vote, get equal wages, and be treated as a person, not a label. ...more

Love has No Labels, No Disabilities, No Gender, No Limits

Two skeletons teach us that Love has No Labels. Kissing, hugging, sharing, we see the image of others with no shells to define our judgements. With the march to Selma marking its 50th anniversary, we can see places we’ve been and how far we’ve traveled ....more

Balancing Life with the Word Retarded: Brain, Child Magazine Publishes My Story

Heard it? THAT word? Retarded. Said in jest or with intent to label and degrade, the word has harsh tones. The language is going through a change. The R Word is no longer accepted as a way to refer to people with disabilities. Yet, the handling of language is a tricky process....more

Special Speak: Managing the World of Language

Commanding the physical world occupies much of my time. Washing hands, cleaning vegetables, vacuuming, picking up clothes, and all day long putting things "just so." My son and I don't always see the world in the same way. I've got a lot to learn to communicate effectively with him. His command of the world takes a twist he sees no reason to justify. To him, licking the window on the bus might be the greatest thing ever. Why not? ...more

Special Speak: Managing the World of Language

Commanding the physical world occupies much of my time. Washing hands, cleaning vegetables, vacuuming, picking up clothes, and all day long putting things “just so.” My son and I don’t always see the world in the same way. I’ve got a lot to learn to communicate effectively with him ....more

The Daily Challenge of Seeing the Good

I found buckets, gathered towels and told my son not to move. On my hands and knees, I held back a gag that clung to the base of my throat. Hard time to find the good, but it is sanity exercise I cling to like rolling marbles in my hand when nervous. The desire to swear, yell, and loose it looms strong. ...more

The Daily Challenge of Seeing the Good

I found buckets, gathered towels and told my son not to move. On my hands and knees, I held back a gag that clung to the base of my throat. Hard time to find the good, but it is sanity exercise I cling to like rolling marbles in my hand when nervous ....more

Finding a Way in the Cold: A Collection of Photographs

The landscape of cold shifts and changes as much as the blossoming spring. The art of subtlety rules. Looking, waiting, and moving with shadows that duck between and around brilliant light can give some gorgeous shots, perhaps easily missed behind scarfs and fuzzy mufflers ....more

Someday Soon This will be Totally Normal

Actress Jamie Brewer, known for her work on American Horror Story, walked the runway at the New York Fashion week. Notice anything? The actress is a gorgeous girl, loves fashion, and can act. Oh yeah, she has Down syndrome. In addition to Jamie's début, Danielle Sheypuk, modeled at the fashion event. Oh yeah, she's in a wheelchair. ...more