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julia-stein's picture
Feb.23.2014
I’d like to thank Diane Lefer, for inviting me to take part in the Writing Process blog tour, where I’m asked by a writer, Diane in my case, to answer four questions about how and why I write, and then I ask other writers to continue writing about their process on their blogs. I’ve just enjoyed...
susan-keefe's picture
Feb.22.2014
A truly beautiful and inspirational story. About the book: A puppy has been born into Silver Ilver's home. He does have a problem that is unknown. Zeus is the name that Silver Ilver gives him. He is tiny and weak.  His his odds look grim. Inside a special book is where she does read, a trip...
jodi-bowersox's picture
Aug.04.2013
I have a funny, little cat named Scooter, who has gone way beyond what anyone expected of him.  When he was born his back legs were bent the wrong way. I took him to the vet, who said it was a birth defect probably caused by breeding too close in the family tree. And he offered to "put him...
raymond-mallette's picture
Apr.09.2013
  Still unable to speak at the age of seven, Nicholas has a way of brightening the days of anyone he encounters. The happy mood reflected in his smile causes others to stop and take notice. When people are upset, sad, angry, or frustrated with their personal stresses, for the brief moment they...
cindy-kloosterman's picture
Jul.11.2012
  I don’t usually mention this to a lot of people but, I’m disabled.  It happened about five years ago.  I was in the process of moving and had been doing a lot of heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling.  In addition to that I was working twelve hour shifts at the hospital.  ...
cynthia-brian's picture
May.17.2012
  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany showcase an hour of power on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with featured guest, Rick Huntress.   Rick Huntress had everything—and he had nothing. He was a self-centered man living a selfish life, until one fateful day when his whole world changed. A...
lana-nieves's picture
Jul.05.2011
 What could be more patriotic than being an outspoken American and taking part in the democratic process?   When Rosa Parks got sick of being treated like a second class citizen…when she got good and tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, she didn’t stop and file legal papers,...
holly-weiss's picture
May.31.2011
The Story of Beautiful Girl was released in May 2011 by Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hatchett Group. Within two weeks, the book hit the New York Times best seller list. How does society deal with those of us who cope with disabilities? How would you want to be treated if you had a...
deborah-fruchey's picture
May.29.2011
Here’s the latest: following Senator Feinstein’s intervention in my case, my Disability benefits have been continued for now; it has also suddenly been decided that I do NOT owe 20 years of back pay to Social Security. You can imagine my relief.   But new issues have risen in their wake....
christiane-wells's picture
Sep.14.2010
In 1999, when I was living in Las Vegas, I got a temp job at a wire and cable company. I’d been on Social Security Disability since 1996, and that summer was the first time I’d worked since 1995. I needed to work in order to help support my crack habit. The guy I lived with, Joe, also had a job,...