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There is No Benefit to Being Disabled

“Before my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, I knew what ‘the disabled’ looked like and I’m sure I had the right instincts towards ‘them’. But I had no understanding of what it was like to be ‘disabled’ and no understanding of … Continue reading

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Venice to Barcelona by Sea Day One – Getting Started.

Going on a cruise might not seem like the obvious holiday choice for someone who is disabled with impaired mobility: well, it is a boat, it rocks about a bit and there are those stairs to consider, and what about … Continue reading

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After the Dust has Settled

This something of a reprise, or perhaps a reflection, on my experiences of writing ‘Eugenica’ and what has followed since the book appeared in the Amazon Kindle market. They say that reflective learning can be useful but it is not … Continue reading

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The X-Men, Me, and Growing Up Disabled

Although it might seem like we have lived with superheroes for a rather long time I can remember when they were rather new to Britain. It was back in the late 1960’s that I first discovered this American genre of … Continue reading

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Prejudice Without Pride

Prejudice is alive and well and living right here amongst us. I am sure that for many that is not an earth-shattering revelation, if we are honest we all know it is still practiced, what often annoys me is the … Continue reading

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Tod Browning’s ‘Freaks’, Have Times Changed?

When I first became interested in the horror movie genre, many years ago now, I read a reference to Tod Browning’s film ‘Freaks’ that fascinated me. It was not so much the lurid portrayal of ‘real freaks’ that attracted my … Continue reading

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Mindfulness, Observing, and discovering a fad before it became popular.

Just recently I have been hearing talk about something referred to as ‘mindfulness’. It seems to be in vogue. My wife mentioned it a week or two ago and a trainer on a work course that I am attending also … Continue reading

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