Terri Schiavo on My Mind

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

Let’s talk life and death. Most specifically, the life and impending death of Terri Schiavo. Here are the facts, as I know them, and what I think about them. Fifteen …

To Live or Not to Live

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

I recently came across a news story about the U.N. diplomats writing a treaty regarding the rights of the disable ach department phone d. The focus of this particular story …

Closest to Us

In Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

It’s a rather interesting phenomenon: As members of the disabled community, we spend our time denouncing stereotypes and proving to the outside world that we are more than what they …

Today I am “Okay”

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

If you haven’t read Wendy Shanker’s “The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life” yet, then get thee to a Barnes and Noble. I don’t care if you’re not a girl. It …

Ugly Double Standard

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

Recently, a woman emailed me seeking advice for her cousin. She had seen my articles in our local newspaper and thought I might be able to offer some assistance in …

Beaches and Wheels

In Columns, Life With Laura by Laura Stinson

In another life, another situation, under different circumstances, I could have been a beach person. If I do some extremely deep soul-searching, I find that I am a beach person. …