Paralyzed since I was 18 years old, I have spent much of the last 30 years thinking about the reasons why the social life of crippled people is so different from those who ambulate on two feet. After reading about the so called Ashley Treatment I decided it was time to write a book about my life as a crippled man. My book, Bad Cripple: A Protest from an Invisible Man, will be published by Counter Punch. I hope my book will completed soon.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Life is Sweet
Dedicated readers will have noted July has been a slow month for me in terms of posts. Do I have an excuse? Sort of. I am very busy enjoying life. By life, I mean ordinary, or what was once routine. Sure I am still extremely cautious with skin care. -I get off my skin a few times a day for a couple of hours. However, I am back to doing what I once enjoyed. Nothing seems to upset me. I swear it is like I took a happy pill. I enjoy grocery chopping. I enjoy running errands. I love driving my car. I am kayaking and thoroughly enjoying the Hudson River Estuary. Last weekend I saw a massive bald eagle I admired from afar. I gave a lunch talk this week at the Hastings Center about predictive testing for Alzheimer's. The discussion that followed my short talk was stimulating in the extreme. This weekend I am going to Vermont to volunteer for an ultra marathon race called the VT 100. Better yet, I am going to Seattle next week. I am giving a retrospective paper about the past, present and future of health care. I will no doubt spend much of my time eating my way through Pike Place Market. I will catch up with friends who live in the area and meet new people. In short, my life has returned to normal or what passes for normal. I am a happy man. The point I am trying to make is that you will have to pardon the lack of posts for a little while longer. I am just too content with life to sit at my computer. I do plan on putting up a retrospective piece in a few days based on the paper I will deliver in Seattle. I have been working hard on this. So please forgive me and get outside and do something fun. Life is grand and I am enjoying every minute of it.
Posted by william Peace at 6:38 AM 1 comment:
PhD 1992 in anthropology Columbia University, I am interested in disability rights and bioethics.
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