No Fault

It seems weird to blame yourself for the impact of a disability. Being born with cerebral palsy would appear logically to be far from my fault. There wasn’t any way from my point of view to reach out to the delivery doctor. Letting them know this whole process didn’t appear like it was going to … More No Fault

Letting Go

Something we all probably face at points in our lives. It seems another aspect of life with the ability of being both positive and negative. While growing up the idea of letting go didn’t make sense. Letting go of people one cared about felt wrong. Loyalty appeared to trump anything that might go askew inside … More Letting Go

Feeling of Different

The idea of being different has forever been part of my life. Different has been a word used to make sense of the world around. Seemingly without much negative connotation. Void of caring whether being different means something bad or something good. The word applied to my cerebral palsy has carried both meanings. From my … More Feeling of Different

Learning to Ride

As a kid with cerebral palsy there were things causing apprehension. Wondering about being included in the things my friends did. The activities taking place in the neighborhood would be more challenging. One of those challenges during my early life would be riding a bicycle. The question would become whether the skill for riding would … More Learning to Ride

Without the Gym II

Having cerebral palsy causes movement to be important. Exercise has been one of the best ways to improve symptoms. While staying away from consistent movement seems to have the opposite impact. Without the help of exercise my muscles tend to become tighter and more rigid. This translates into making everyday tasks more challenging as mobility … More Without the Gym II

Without the Gym

We have gone a few weeks now without the ability to use the gym. While we all take measures to keep safe, along with protecting others from getting sick. One of the things we can do in protection of ourselves seems to be exercise. But, we get so used to simply going to the gym. … More Without the Gym

Mauna Kea

With one round of golf played and a couple more days into our vacation. We found ourselves ready to play again. This time playing the course we had been discussing for some time. During our prior year trip to the Big Island, we didn’t play golf at Mauna Kea. Instead choosing to play a second … More Mauna Kea

Encompass

It was one of our sun-drenched days in the Puget Sound area. This meeting would take me away from Seattle about thirty miles. Up into the foothills of the Cascade Mountains to the town of North Bend. Not far from the town of Duvall, where my home has been for the previous few years. Encompass … More Encompass

Outdoors for All

The drive to Outdoors for All was drenched in sunshine last week. Temperatures still on the chilly side, but spring felt around the corner. The bridge took me over the lake and past the University of Washington. Tucked in the Sand Point neighborhood were the temporary offices. A typically looking office building with three stories. … More Outdoors for All