The subway car, like always, was jammed during the Monday evening rush hour. John Hagar stood close to the door, hanging on to the railing with one hand and holding his briefcase in the other. The train moved forward with a jerk and instantly people pulled out their phones, paperback books and anything else they… Continue reading THE SUBWAY MAN
A petite woman named Caroline sat alone against the back wall of the large room. The party was in full swing, but no one came near her. In fact, people rarely even glanced in her direction, making her feel as if she was invisible. Everyone else was talking and laughing, engaged in animated conversations. There… Continue reading THE PARTY
I am going to tell you a story about a humbling personal experience so that the next time you do something embarrassing (and trust me, it is only a matter of time for all of us) you will be able to think back to this mostly true story and find reassurance in the fact that… Continue reading ZIP IT!
Lauren opened her eyes and took a moment to get her bearings. After blinking a couple of times, the fog cleared, and she remembered she’d stretched out for a nap on the living room couch. As she slowly sat up, the residual soreness from the C-section two weeks earlier made her wince. However, when she… Continue reading A LETTER OF HOPE
Kenneth Patterson was desperately late. Everything had gone wrong this morning, and unfortunately, this was one of the most important days of his career. Even the cab he’d taken had broken down. Now there were just minutes to get to the meeting that could secure his future. As he rushed for one of the six… Continue reading THE ENCOUNTER
The myths surrounding developmental disabilities usually have no basis in fact. They are unfounded beliefs or assumptions that have been perpetuated for so long that they have been accepted as truth by some in society even though their inaccuracy is obvious. These myths create indifference and intolerance. They foster stereotypes that are completely unfair and… Continue reading DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY MYTHS
Over the years, travel has continually evolved. Bulky road maps transformed into revolutionary GPS devices which soon morphed into convenient phone apps that now provide invaluable assistance at the touch of a fingertip to every motorist in America – except, unfortunately, to me. From the moment I slide behind the wheel of our car, it… Continue reading LOST AND FOUND