Monthly Archives: May 2015

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,” novel by Karen Joy Fowler

My 32-year-old book club just finished reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler. I simply loved the book, a gripping fictional story with important nonfiction substance. Spoiler alert: the rest of this blog will reveal a … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations

A few months ago I read Rain, Reign, by award-winning author Ann Martin. Ever since The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, there have been many books published with autistic protagonists. Rain, Reign is another, quite wonderful one. … Continue reading

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Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary–25 years–coming up

My granddaughter Raya recently noticed the bumps on the sidewalk at an intersection. “Mommy,’ she called, rubbing the soles of her shoes on the cement, “these bumps are for Nini.” In a beautiful picture book by the sweet rising star, … Continue reading

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Things unseen that test our sense of freedom and justice

I’m probably breaking a self-imposed rule here, writing about something other than disability and literature and excusing myself by connecting through a pun on the word “seen.” Often headlines in newspapers running a story about a blind person use titles … Continue reading

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