Article Bank

You are here:

You are disabled

There was a time when people with disabilities were invisible to me. They were not seen for the value they brought to the world. They didn’t matter to the outside world. Oddly enough, this is when I loved to golf. Once I started to drive, golf became an obsession. Golfing to me was an amazing…

Details

Your own invitation

The world we live in needs more people like you. People that know how to “Lead, Love, and  Learn from people that are different from them”. Our intention is to help others be like that on January 28th.  Have you ever had differing political views with someone, but didn’t know how to share them? Are…

Details

I couldn’t believe they asked that

It was a Monday night, just like any other night. We had different clubs being held around the school. There were plenty of activities to be involved in. That’s when my friend with Albinism (a student at the school). approached me. “Hey Mr. Brian, can we play chess tonight at 5:00?” Knowing all that we…

Details

What to do with weird people

005 Web

A friend of mine confided in me, “I have Albinism. It hurts when people call me an Albino.” Labeling someone is a way of not putting the person first. This is a good way to get off on the wrong foot. You may not even know you’re doing it, but you ARE. How can you…

Details

You’re invited

033 Web

Someone just found out that he has COVID. This is a horrible diagnosis to get. However, it was only made worse when his own mother told him if he went on a ventilator, she wouldn’t cry. She knew that he hadn’t been vaccinated and was unsympathetic. Have you noticed this type of discrimination? This is…

Details

A walk in the park

Mainstream bus 11162021

It was a beautiful fall day in early December. The trees were clean, some birds were singing, and the air was fresh and crisp. It was that time of day and I wanted to get ready for my bus early. I put some leftover turkey in the oven along with some yummy, butternut squash to…

Details

I’m still glowing

Grant Jade wedding night

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is love. This weekend we got to see love on display. My oldest son married his high school sweetheart. They had dated for nearly nine years. When we arrived on Thursday, we were all set to go. All we needed to do was organize some party favors for…

Details

Starting the day off pissed!

When I woke up this Monday morning, I was in a bad mood. I had stayed up later than I wanted to the night before. I had more to drink than I wanted to. I had snored at night. I could tell because my mouth was dry. I also know I snored because Connie had…

Details

Lessons from the bus on not-a-fun day

Mainstream bus 11162021

I should have known when this day started the bus ride was going to be difficult. My intuition would have been correct. For starters, I had some intestinal discomfort. Sorry for the mental image. Then I made myself a gourmet (kind of) breakfast and sat down to eat. It was then that I looked, at…

Details

It could’ve been a scene out of a Hitchcock movie

Canes at OSSB

Picture this. You’re having a conversation with someone when, all of sudden, a group of blind teenagers starts coming at you. They’re all talking and tapping their canes. What would you do? Run? Hide? Say, “excuse me”? This was my first time at the school for the blind. The principal acted like it was nothing…

Details