Accessibility

When some­one asks, “Is (X place) acces­si­ble?” the answer is “no” if there are any stairs involved in get­ting there. It does­n’t mat­ter if every­thing inside X is on one lev­el but there are three “lit­tle” steps at the front door, or “just one flight of stairs out front.” Those “lit­tle” steps aren’t so little […]

Three Good Things!

The last time I respond­ed to a prompt from Plinky, it post­ed with absolute­ly no context—so let’s try to fix that this time. Today’s prompt is: “Share three good things about your life right now. (A lit­tle New Agey, maybe, but it nev­er hurts to look on the bright side.)”

YAY!

We were fair­ly sure of this right after I final­ly had my Social Secu­ri­ty hear­ing last month based on the very pos­i­tive state­ments from the judge, but I did­n’t want to jinx any­thing. We got the offi­cial let­ter in the mail today, say­ing that the deci­sion was “ful­ly favor­able!” SQUEE! It will still take some […]

Shouldn’t Be This Tired

The girl had an appoint­ment at the doc­tor’s office today, then we had to go to Chil­dren’s Health­care of Atlanta to have an EKG and lab work done–just part of the nor­mal mon­i­tor­ing for some of her meds. And that’s all we did today, oth­er than try­ing to pick up my meds (which weren’t ready) […]

No! Don’t Wanna!

My ther­a­pist, L, is no longer with the prac­tice I’ve been see­ing for the last cou­ple of years. It took a year to get to her — first, they assigned me to M, who was a total pain in the ass and did­n’t lis­ten. Not that I was inclined to talk to her, any­way. And […]

Online Courses Not for Everyone

It should­n’t be sur­pris­ing to any­one that edu­ca­tion is not a “one size fits all” endeav­or, online or else­where. This bit about learn­ing styles, how­ev­er, did sur­prise me: “Cor­re­la­tions between learn­ing styles and suc­cess in dis­tance edu­ca­tion have shown to be incon­clu­sive,” Strick­land1 said. “How­ev­er, one com­mon theme reap­pears: the suc­cess­ful traits of a dis­tance learner […]

Working?

I’m work­ing on a new pod­cast episode. Real­ly! And I’d like very much to hear from you. Are you work­ing? Have you had to change any­thing about work since devel­op­ing a chron­ic ill­ness? Have any of you gone back to work after tak­ing some time off? Any­body will­ing to be inter­viewed? Thanks!

Another week, another 1/4 semester

I’ve suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed 1/4 of the semes­ter! With­out using any kind of accom­mo­da­tions! I real­ize that’s a fair­ly piti­ful thing to cel­e­brate, but I have to take what I can get. The project man­age­ment course is actu­al­ly giv­ing me use­ful expe­ri­ence using MS Project, along with infor­ma­tion that is applic­a­ble in the “real world.” There’s also […]

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