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If I Should Die
Peyton Farley has settled into a new life in southwest Montana. Research and fact checking for a local newspaper is a perfectly safe job, or is it? One morning, Peyton awakens and finds a strange man in lace up work boots who is bleeding out on her kitchen floor. As Peyton calls 911 from her bedroom, someone is stealing the body.
Milk Carton People
Milk Carton People is a paranormal thriller about people who suddenly find themselves invisible, able to observe things but unable to participate. Do they go mad? Maybe they find others. It is quite possible that there is no point in being invisible.
Tag Archives: disability
A few years ago, the shopping center did a parking lot makeover, a design for less accessibility. The property management company does not maintain the lot. I have come to accept the situation and even have a favorite place to park.
In Montana, we are preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the ADA. We see the ADA as a paper, made not just of words and legal obligations, but as a symbol of the coming together of a great people. As a house becomes a home through the toil of those it shelters, so too has the ADA become something more than a law. It embodies the ideas, the vision of those who fashioned it. Continue reading
With OI, these things happen randomly and unless a bone is poking out, we tend to complete our plans.
Not only did they replace the sign, it appears they restriped the lot and tightened down the neighboring sign.
It took some time, and I gave up on the issue in fear of becoming a victim. But, it is done and I am pleased.
I was ten months old when I was diagnosed. After my second round in traction for femur fractures, the doctor advised my parents to take me home but try not to get too attached.
A person with brittle bones disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, OI, can look like every other person or they can present as extremely small, distorted and very disabled. It really has no rhyme or reason. It is a collagen disorder and can appear in a family seemingly at random.
I am revisiting the Handicap Parking Space that is Out of Order. Although my goal was clear, starting out, it became muddy along the way. I wanted to bring the issue of the missing handicap parking sign to someone’s attention … Continue reading
In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, was signed into law. By 1997, the various Titles of the ADA were supposed to be in place.
One of the overlooked aspects of the law applied to parking spaces. Yes, there were Handicapped Parking Spaces before 1990, but there was no enforcement in place for new buildings.
We express ourselves for many reasons. To persuade, defend, entertain, empower and in many cases, we write, just because we can. Expression is part of our ‘constitutional rights’ in the U.S. People enjoy protection of those rights, or writes.
My childhood was very functional and that means I was very adaptive. I could see this relative’s point about unions and that one’s point about toilet taxes and when the conversation called for it, I could sit on the fence with the best of them.
I don’t see the world in black and white, good and evil, hot and cold or high and low. I do have integrity and stick by what I think is right and just. As long as I don’t have to compromise my own ethics I can be persuaded and even bullied into falling on one side of the fence or the other.