Rolling Around In My Head doing damns the darkness/ A Blog By Dave Hingsburger

Oh Well

The noise caught her attention first. She wasn’t startled by it, not at all, but it did call for her to look over towards the door. We were entering the mall through a different entrance than we normally use. As we went through the  center set of doors, I made the comment that every entrance should have electronic doors. Joe said, “Oh, this one has it too,” and went over

And I Wonder

We were waiting to go into a clinic where I’ve gotten an appointment to see a nurse. There are a number of people waiting and we’d had a difficult time finding a place for me to park my chair. I’m very wary of ‘sticking out’ or ‘being in people’s way,’ so Joe and I have to move a chair out for me to get in, sounds simple, often isn’t. But

Gay Man’s Response to Jussie Smollett

I do not apologize for believing Jussie Smollett. There is a growing chorus of people who, delighted at the idea that his beating and abuse was faked, are taking control of the discussion of racism and homophobia. They feel they are in the driver’s seat now, as if they haven’t always been, and are making it clear that claims of institutional and confrontative  prejudice doesn’t exist, or if it does,

The Power of Fact

Some think that researchers are people who sit behind computers and dream up studies of little consequence. We have come to be a society that has discarded facts and lionized opinion. But research can do something magical with their statistical wizardry if it asks important questions. Questions that have the potential for real life impact. As such is a recent study done by H-CARDD  (Health Care Access Research and Developmental

The Ramp and The Woman In The Cobalt Blue Sweater

It was hard going. I was pushing uphill, on carpet, and was working very hard. I could feel my muscles burning, I could feel forward motion. “This is what it’s all for,” I thought, as I crept slowly towards the top of the long ramp. The hours in the gym, the hours with dumbbells at home, the aerobic exercises I follow along with on-line, all of it, it’s for this.

I’m Good With That

It lay there on the floor. I was standing. I can stand. I can walk a bit. But I have to have something to steady me, a wall, a railing, and arm or shoulder. I had put my clothing in the laundry hamper and a receipt had fallen out of my pants pocket. It lay there, on the floor, looking like it needed to be picked up and put away.

One Word

There are times when powerlessness is the only sensible reaction. Joe and I were watching a television program and just as it ended, building up to an emotional climax, one of the characters uses the ‘R-word.’ It’s like a sucker punch, the whole of the ending is thrown off, our understanding of the characters involved is knocked off course, the time we’ve enjoyed watching the show is now thrown into

This Post Is Not About The Gym

Yesterday I gave my first lecture of 2019. I’ve had a long time off from travel, and even this was just an hour and bit away, it still counts. Hotel rooms, supper via delivery guy, room full of people looking at me. The longer I take off from lecturing, and this was the longest time ever, the more nervous I get about the whole thing. But I arrived at the

Accessibility …

Accessibility is Attitude because Attitude leads to Action because Action conquers Architecture. Did I mention that I love alliteration? Actually, I’m not at all trying to be cute. I believe every word of that sentence. Access comes from an attitude that believes that people with disabilities have a right to exist in all spaces and participate in any activity of their choosing. Existing in all spaces is still a wild

Ruby’s Smile

The girls are staying with us this weekend. We have a routine we all like. It starts with Saturday morning hoping in the car and heading over to the center where I go to the gym and Joe and the Ruby and Sadie go to the pool. We’re there for 2 hours. When we’re done we go do something – movies, mall, games. This weekend we headed over to the

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