Memorial Day and People with Disabilities

photo credit: Envios Ever wonder who puts all those flags on the graves of veterans? MEMORIAL DAY Like communities all across America, on Memorial Day our city holds a celebration to remember our basic values. A parade starts at the high school and ends at the...

Socially Constructed Attitudes| What do you see?

What do you see? Every day businesses and community groups try to influence us with logos and symbols. Did you ever look close–really close–at some of these logos? Sometimes there are hidden messages. How many times have you seen the Amazon logo? Have you...

“Superstar Dads”| Changing the World

Anyone can be a Father, but only someone special can be a Dad. (anon.) “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” (Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land, 1961.) What is a Father’s “unconditional love”? Many...

Bob Perske| The Song of Joe Arridy

I’m Memory of Bob Perske, a real hero to families and people with disabilities. Bob Perske is a pioneer, a storyteller and a “Group Man.” In his book, Circle of Friends, he tells the story of vulnerable people building circles of support. Bob wrote the following...

Hope for Families of People with Disabilities|Bob Perske

Robert and Martha Perske Today I was thinking of Martha and Bob Perske. Martha’s beautiful sketches of children with disabilities are in frames over my desk and in buildings all over this country. Bob is now gone, but as we each get older and wonder if our lives...