Day 345: Facing a Trump Presidency, Lessons Learned From a Golden Retriever

When Gideon was seven months old or so he saw his first full-size horse. He had already met my miniature guy but there is a world of difference between him and a saddle horse who is at least 15 hands tall. Even though the bigger horse was not doing anything even remotely threatening, he was... Continue Reading →

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Day 217:Things I Wish I’d Known in College

When your caregiver in college says that no one else will take care of you except her do you like your sister has been telling you for months, fire her. It will save you a ton of issues later. When Janet Norman tells you there is no safety plan for disabled students in case of... Continue Reading →

Day 213 : I Am A Teacher

Though I have never taught in a public, private, or charter school I consider myself a teacher. I teach a tiny piece of Biology every time in a retail store or a restaurant asks me, “what's wrong with you?” My answer varies slightly depending on the age of the child but is usually something to... Continue Reading →

Day:145 This ISN’T Goodbye

Sometimes you really can't say enough. I can say that without your help it is very likely I wouldn’t have graduated high school with a regular diploma. I can say that you taught me to self advocate, how  to work within the disabled student system without letting it steam roll me and get away with... Continue Reading →

Day 76: of schooldays past

How did you feel about the start of the school year growing up? Prompt found at the National Blog Posting Month website. My answer to this question is not exactly uniform. The reactions I had to the first day of school varied depending on how old I was. Before fourth grade I absolutely loved it,... Continue Reading →

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