Category Archives: Disabilities

Abstract Art

I always considered myself a somewhat creative spirit but lack the tools necessary to express that side of my personality, though in my defense, I did give it a significant effort. My list of failed artistic endeavors includes but is … Continue reading

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The Grass is Greener in Bali

John Hardy: My green school dream (I’m technologically challenged and am trying to get the video to appear directly in the blog . . . but it’s a work in progress . . . the link will have to do … Continue reading

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Blind only to fear

  Everyone seems to hold some fear of the unknown, whether this materializes in fearing the unknown future, the unknown feelings in a relationship, the unknown “mystery meat” in Vietnamese street vendors, the unknown outcomes of taking a risk, the … Continue reading

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“Are you happy now?”

  It’s funny how life works out sometimes.   Five months ago, back home in Chicago, I was walking through the streets of Old Town looking for a summer job.  I walked past one store, Old Town Oil, and was … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Buddhism?

Pictures like this one project many images Buddhism as a break from other conditional Western religions.  There are no pedophile priests or angry cults in Buddhism projected on CNN every night.  Rather, many people see Buddhism as a religion and … Continue reading

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