Horsey

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Diane StandifordLeave a Comment

My first cane was named “Horsey.” Oh, don’t laugh, one day you too will name your cane if you haven’t already. Horsey came into my life by way of the corner drug store. First came stolen glances, then stopping to stare while pretending to buy tissues, followed by a day …

A Letter To Myself

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Marelise PrinslooLeave a Comment

The year is coming to an end, and with a few weeks off, I never know what to do with myself. I seem to always end up cleaning the whole place, throwing things away and then later regretting it. But this holiday, a few days ago, I stumbled onto some …

Charlie’s Nature

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Our ReadersLeave a Comment

I wrote an autobiography in the year 2000 as part of a home study in anticipation of adopting a child from China. I am a middle-aged man who wants to be a parent. When I began the autobiography I felt reasonably healthy, able, and willing to settle down, raise a …

The Pain Within

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Marelise PrinslooLeave a Comment

I sit in my room and think about what the rest of the world is doing. I know somewhere someone is having the best night of her life. City lights and late night dancing, cocktails and laughter. Great! All that while I’m sitting here, alone. But then again, somewhere someone …

Can Words Hurt Us?

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Louise Norlie3 Comments

“My complaint fell on deaf ears. I think it is a lame excuse. He regarded the issue with a blind eye. That method is being used as a crutch.” How do these phrases make you feel? All four phrases above are examples where disability is used as a metaphor for …

Talking to the Wall

In Features, My Piece of the Sky, Opinion by Louise NorlieLeave a Comment

When talking to inanimate objects Martha never lost her sense of humor. “Abracadabra!” Martha shouted into the wall, laughing, “Does anyone hear me? Can you open the door please?” Passing students stared at her, even more than they usually did, with their eyes wide and quizzical. Yes, accessing the library …