“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...

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...

Memorial Day Parades| Attitudes about disabilities

Dedicated to Marine Sgt. John P. Huling of West Chester, OH who was killed in Afganistan just days before his 26th birthday. His mother, Debbie, works with my husband Tom. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetary Memorial Day Weekend, 2012. photo credit: Envios...