Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sharing Can Be Hard

Sharing can be hard sometimes, especially if we are not surrounded by like-minded and supportive people.  Add to that, the fact that practicing any art can more often be a release for ourselves, and not necessarily something that wants to … Continue reading

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Labels Are For Cans

Click Here to Support this free Blog This post is in response to a problem presented by a parent with a four year old child who was born with dwarfism. This young child is already obsessed with height, and gets … Continue reading

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Saint Carmelle

Sign up for just $1 per month, and receive a free PDF copy of my first children’s book, and access new stories, poems, music, and artwork by yours truly.  To find out more, click on the following link:  https://www.patreon.com/gutsydwarf To … Continue reading

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“Inspiration Porn” or Just a Compliment?

Click Here to Support this free Blog There is an insidious phrase gaining popularity over the last few years called “Inspiration Porn”. Lene Andersen (Health care writer, RA and disability advocate, and wheelchair user) states: “Porn involves the objectification of … Continue reading

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Hiding Hands

Click Here to Support this free Blog       There was a time I felt ashamed about how different my hands looked. I knew my face and upper torso were not so different looking than those of an average … Continue reading

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Determination Better Than Talent

Click Here to Support this free Blog       Here’s a sample of me playing an Irish song called “Inisheer”, on Low D Whistle, small D Whistle, and Hammer Dulcimer: I’m writing this post today, not to sound like … Continue reading

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Being Different (Staring Countermeasures)

Click Here to Support this free Blog   From a painfully young age, I was made aware that I was different from the stares that other people threw my way. It took me a very long time to realize that … Continue reading

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Stand Up To Your Doctor

Click Here to Support this free Blog Being raised as a good Catholic kid, it was ingrained in me to always respect authority.  One of the biggest authority figures one can have in life is your doctor.  Especially if you … Continue reading

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Life Lessons of Chess

Click Here to Support Frank “Don’t be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something.” – Dan Heisman “Win with grace, lose with dignity!”  –  Susan Polgar Life is not so much about being first, … Continue reading

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My Rock and Roll Days

Click Here to Support this free Blog When I was five or six years old, my family would catch me singing along with the radio. “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin was one of my favorites at the time. As … Continue reading

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