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Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Playing the Online Dating Game, in a Wheelchair

Source:  NY Times / Emily Ladau / DISABILITY SEPT. 27, 2017 The first time I forayed into online dating, I let my wheelchair show just a little in my photos. The good guys, I hoped, would be so taken by my clever profile and witty banter that they’d be able to look beyond my disability, if they even noticed it at all. I eagerly began swiping, quickly matching with an attractive man whose profile picture showed him sporting an enormous iguana on his shoulder. Thinking that would make for an easy conversation starter, I messaged him. A few minutes later, he replied, but instead of responding...

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WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Studebaker wasn’t a big Detroit corporation. It was a smaller company out of South Bend, Ind., and had to be highly imaginative to compete with Ford and General Motors. This resulted in unique designs and powerful engines. The one in my President is called a Passmaster (a 259 cubic inch V8); the meaning is obvious. Still, the company made its last vehicle in 1966. I knew the Studebaker would present a different kind of ownership. Parts are hard to find; you have to join the community of owners. Where I live, there are a lot of retired Boeing workers, people who can make their own parts....

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NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Source:  New York Times: “How to Be Emotionally Intelligent” April 07, 2015 What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such “emotional intelligence” distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world, according to Mr. Goleman, a former New York Times science reporter, a psychologist and co-director of a consortium at Rutgers University...

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Expedited process available for some disabled veterans

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Expedited process available for some disabled veterans

Source:  http://www.mysanantonio.com “Expedited process available for some disabled veterans” March 15, ’14 Q: I am a disabled veteran. I have a compensation rating of 100% Permanent and Total from the Veteran’s Administration. Will I automatically qualify to receive Social Security disability? A: No. You would have to apply for Social Security disability and go through the application process. You may have heard that Social Security recently announced rules regarding an expedited process for processing disability applications filed by veterans with a Department of...

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Travellers with reduced mobility

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Travellers with reduced mobility

When a disabled person makes a flight reservation, an airline cannot refuse it. Air passengers who have a disability or reduced mobility have certain rights when travelling by air. These start to apply from the moment such passengers book a flight with an airline. When a disabled person tries to make a flight reservation, an airline cannot refuse it because of the disability or reduced mobility. Furthermore, the airline is obliged to try and help disabled passengers when they arrive at the airport and to get on and off the plane. Travellers with reduced mobility should be allowed to book...

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