Brought Tears to My Eyes

This has erased the last doubt in my mind over the question,

“Was Stephen Hawking really a mensch?”

Read it and tell me.

Disabled, or Handicapped? What’s the Difference?

Here’s a post I wrote on the wonderful mental health group blog, A Canvas of the Minds, that published today. I’m interested to hear y’all’s comments on this issue. Myself, I go back and forth between feeling disabled, and feeling handicapped by my disability. Some days (minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years) I feel paralyzed. Other times (seconds, minutes, hours, or, rarely, days) I feel empowered, and not the kind of grandiose power that comes with mania, but the feeling and, yes, knowledge that I can act, from my little corner of the world, to help others and create or at least catalyze change. Let me know what your thoughts are.