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It starts with the kids

How do you teach your kids to interact with, talk to, and talk about people with disabilities? Growing up, I heard a lot of kids ask their parents what was wrong with me, only to hear the parent respond “She’s sick.” I don’t overhear these exchanges nearly as much anymore. […]


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About that time…I shut down a skating rink

When I was 8 years old, I was involved in that girlhood tradition known as the Girl Scouts. To be specific, I was a Brownie – and only a Brownie – throughout my GS career. Scouting wasn’t really my thing. Even though I wasn’t going to continue on to the […]


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Let’s Discuss Rachelle Friedman Chapman

I’d like to have a frank discussion with the media about Rachelle Friedman Chapman, the so-called “Paralyzed Bride”. In 2010, Chapman was paralyzed when she was thrown into a swimming pool at her bachelorette party. It was practically the definition of “freak” accident. But, it wasn’t enough to just report […]


Confederate flag flying

Not a Rebel, Not a Saint

There has been a LOT of attention given to the Confederate Flag these past weeks, following the tragic murders of nine congregants in a Charleston, SC, Bible study. I was as horrified as anyone to hear about the killings in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, especially considering it was […]