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Inspiring others to Live Beyond Limitaitons

Category: Everyday living

Stories from my everyday life that illustrate the ups (and down() of living beyond my limitations.

What I am thankful for

For many years, it has been a family tradition (a tradition that was started by me) before we ate our Thanksgiving meal, during our prayer we would go around the table and share what we are most thankful for that year. The first Thanksgiving after my stroke, at the dinner table sitting amongst my fiancée […]

Making Your Disability Part of a Costume

One of the most challenging things for any disabled person to do is to dress up for Halloween or a costume party.  The problem?  How do I make my costume look realistic around my disability that sticks out like a sore thumb? Google to the rescues! If you google the term “creates Halloween costumes for disabled” […]

Breaking the Ice with Toastmasters

There are many reasons why people join Toastmasters.  Some join as they want to improve their speaking skills for internal business meetings and presentations.  Others will join toastmasters to develop great leadership skills that can help them advance in their careers.  I as an inspirational and motivational writer and speaker, joined toastmasters for multiple reason. […]

Saying goodbye to friends at Freeman’s ICU

One spring morning in 2012, facing another long summer with little to do, I decided I needed to find something to do. For the past year or so, I had volunteered through the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters as a lunch buddy.  A lunch buddy is kind of like a friend or mentor to […]

In Memory: KC the cat (2007-2017)

On a hot Friday afternoon in July, my wife Kimberly and I were cleaning up our patio after cooking and eating BBQed chicken, when an orange and white kitten walked up onto our patio as he owned the place. He sat beside our patio door as if to say “I found my home.  Open that […]

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