Category Archives: Disability

A Whole New Ball Game

I am sitting on a chrome bar stool in the kitchen. I am sitting near the breakfast bar, not at it, and I am not eating. I could just be looking, thoughtlessly, out of the window, where the sun is … Continue reading

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Saddleworth: Diggle

Distance: about 2 miles Grade: mostly easy, but difficult in places This walk is a fairly straightforward affair, following the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal down the Diggle valley towards Uppermill. It begins at the car park near the … Continue reading

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Further Proof (if proof be needed) of my Foolishness!

Here are the promised photos of my ill-fated expedition to Berry Greave last week, which has resulted in a lot of proprietorial tut-tutting from those people who don’t quite get this sport of extreme disability scootering. First, there was the … Continue reading

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Everything Comes to He Who Waits

It has happened, at last, and I feel very proud of myself. The cynics said I could never manage it. The professionals said it was time to accept a new base line. But, with the help of a neurophysiotherapist, my … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden

Silence can be heard in two ways. The first way is to hear it as an absence of sound. This seems so obvious to us that it is practically the default position in our complex visual culture. However, as someone … Continue reading

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The Terrible Two Go For a Space Walk

The existence of outer space presumes the existence of inner space, which is infinitely more complex. Outer space is that part of the universe we can foul up with rockets, satellites, and dropped spanners. It is our celestial scrapyard, and … Continue reading

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Stanislavsky in the Kitchen #2

Now I come to how I use the ideas of Stanislavsky as a disabled person/person who is ability challenged/person of lesser ability (sic!). Although his (primarily) American students have stressed the notion of emotional memory, Stanislavsky himself preferred to talk … Continue reading

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