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Todd Winther
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Best of 2017
TV 1. Orange is the New Black 2. American Crime  3. The Girlfriend Experience 4. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 5. Barracuda 6. The Good Wife 7. Speechless 8. Love 9. Netanyahu at War 10. House of Cards Movies 1. La La Land 2. OJ: Made in America 3. All ...

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Still Mourning, Not Celebrating the Cripple in Me
I rather sarcastically refer to International Day of People With Disability as 'Yay, I'm a Cripple Day!'.  This rather cynical 'differently abled person' fails to see the logic in such self congratulatory landmarks. Is it to commend the broader public for b...

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Stayin' Alive
When you're a person with a disability, death hangs in the background from minute one. Doctors give you a definitive diagnosis: either telling you that you should be dead, or that you might as well be. Should you survive that gauntlet, your first friends na...

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Telling People How to Live and Die: The Political Response to 'Me Before You'
Over the years I've explored in writing what is like to hate being disabled: to question why people in similar positions love their disability, the lack of tolerance when it comes to diverse opinion in the so-called 'disability community', and my general di...

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My Longest Love Affair: Two Decades in Politics
20 years ago this evening, Saturday March 2 nd 1996 my longest love affair begun. It has been with me through good times and
bad. I have embraced the love, I’ve become disillusioned and spurned it when
things have not gone to plan. That night when it all be...

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More Than Just An Office Job
This week I started a part time position with Youngcare as its Grants Administrator. It is my first office job, and that presents a whole set of unique challenges for me. On my first day I was fairly confident that I had the skills for the position, I just ...

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2015: A Wish Granted, But A Dream Lost.
A year ago, I posted on Facebook that I had one primary goal in 2015, which frankly has been my yearly goal since 1997. I repeated my oft quoted remark by the protagonist of the television show, Girls , Hannah Horvath: I just want someone, who wants to hang...

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The Best of 2015
There
is less than two weeks of 2015 left, so here comes my best of 2015 list. The
usual disclaimers apply, the most obvious thing is that I didn't get to see or
hear all the things I wanted to this, and thus the list reflect my personal
taste. I encourage ...

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The Best of 2015
There is less than two weeks of 2015 left, so here comes my best of 2015 list. The usual disclaimers apply, the most obvious thing is that I didn't get to see or hear all the things I wanted to this, and thus the list reflect my personal taste. I encourage ...

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Moving Yet Another Barrier.
The day after my 32nd birthday, FRG moved into my apartment officially. Though we had only been dating for a little over 6 months we agreed that the timing was right. She had been spending almost all of her time sleeping at my place, and the place that she ...
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