Found History is Disability History Meredith Ritchie

Found History is Disability History Meredith Ritchie As you may have heard in the past couple of months archeologist in England have unearthed the skeleton of King Richard III.  King Richard III was the last king of the House of York, ruling in the mid 1400s.   The skeleton was found under a parking lot in…

Good Intentions Gone Bad

The article below was reported on May 5, 2009 by WSBT television in South Bend Indiana and has received wide distribution on the internet.  It illustrates how good intentions often produce unhealthy outcomes.  As you read the article, please notice that every person involved in the story wanted to be positive, say yes and empower…

Finding Your Passion

For most of us, finding our dream job is a slow and uncertain process.  Recently I spoke to somebody who indicated that the reason he wasn’t working was that “I’m not sure yet what my passion is.” It occurred to me that perhaps some folks may be confused about following their dreams and fulfilling their…

DOES THE JOB MARKET REALLY NEED ME?

This is a great time of year to look for work.  Everybody who is actually in their office is in a good mood because of the summer and not too busy to talk with you.  This is the time of year when creative CEO’s and directors are recharging their batteries, formulating plans, and analyzing shortcomings. So,…

NCIL’d and Dimed

What do you do when you hate your disability and are suddenly surrounded by hundreds of other people with disabilities? That’s what I was trying to figure out while staring at my scooter’s steering wheel during the opening plenary of the annual NCIL conference in Washington, DC. Everywhere I looked in that conference room I…

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