All posts by Stephen Drake

Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging

Back in my teens (late 60s-mid 70s), a popular poster displayed the following statement: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they AREN’T out to get you”. I think it’s still fairly popular – not to mention relevant – today. First, as most people already know, the EpiPen, a portable injector absolutely essential to people with … Continue reading Sometimes They Really ARE Out To Get You: Allergies, EpiPens, Playgrounds & Price Gouging

AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

A few days ago, we reported the news of the massacre of 19 disabled people in Sagamihara, Japan. There’s been a lot of writing within the disability community about this horrific hate crime, but very little in the mainstream press. There have been a few vigils for the victims of the attack, but it’s hard … Continue reading AUGUST 4: ONLINE VIGIL FOR THE MURDERED DISABLED PEOPLE OF SAGAMIHARA

Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”

During recent “Me Before You” discussions, some of us wondered if most fictional romances between disabled and nondisabled characters were always cut short. I started thinking about a story I read a long time ago. I don’t  remember how old I was when I first read The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading Paul Gallico, Disability and Love: How and why he changed the ending to “The Snow Goose”

VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

There’s a brand new video created by Carrie Ann Lucas celebrating protests of the movie “Me Before You” by the disability community on three continents. Carrie is on the Board of Directors of NDY and one of the leaders of Colorado NDY. Here’s how she describes the video: The disability community responded to the disability … Continue reading VIDEO: The Disability Community Responds to Me Before You movie

Do You Enjoy Martinis, Bloody Marys and Margharitas? You can Make Them Tastier AND Help NDY!

There are three things that a lot of people do this time of year: Shop; Give gifts; and drink alchohol. Some of the more popular drinks are martinis, bloody marys and margharitas.  And for a lot of people, those drinks aren’t complete without a salted rim on the glass. Salting a rim of a glass … Continue reading Do You Enjoy Martinis, Bloody Marys and Margharitas? You can Make Them Tastier AND Help NDY!