What We Can Learn about Disability from Harry Potter’s Amputee Characters

Harry Potter Logo

I listened to the Harry Potter books on Audible this summer as I trained for the Ironman and watched all of the movies recently as well. I had read the books when they first came out, but I realized during this go-round that we can learn a few things about disability by examining the characters …

Stepping onto the Red Dot and out of My Comfort Zone at TEDxCherryCreek

Me on the red dot during my talk

“If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.” ― Roy T. Bennett Last Friday I got to stand up in front of 500 people (and who knows how many others through live-streaming) at TEDx Cherry …

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Me with my PC award at Athlete Village the day after IM Boulder 2018

I FINISHED THE BOULDER IRONMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still telling this to myself over and over today because I still don't believe it, and I still look at an Ironman as an insurmountable feat even though I just did one yesterday.  I think it's going to take a while for the gravity of what I just …