On Edge: Plagued by what ifs... Weather watcher. A quick smile; Gleeking plus bagels. Fun tunes. Lazy bones; Awash in hopes and dreams. The fog takes the city... *And that's as articulate as Saturday gets this week, friends ūüôā


In Review

2014 was action packed. It was stressful. And it moved so incredibly fast. It has been just over a year since I started this blog (December 13, 2013), and almost 2 years since I first moved in here at Sami Central (February, 2013). Where does the time go?!

The Sammy Shuffle: part 8

No Joke: People are ignorant. The internet really hasn't helped in regards to the casual dispersal of misinformation and snap self-diagnoses. People who actually live with these conditions and have a clear diagnosis now have to overcome the skeptics made by others who acted on prejudice, misinformation, misunderstanding or a simple lack of knowledge. How... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 7

Invisibility and Disability: If your disability is invisible, people tend question your diagnosis (and your sanity), and those who don't know any better will treat you like everyone else -- which, in this context, is a bad thing. Because no matter how small the adaptation or how minor the accommodation, it is designed to make... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 6

Visibility and Disability: For me, being visibly different is more of an advantage than a disadvantage. My crutches make me visible, they allow me to go more places and do things that I wouldn't be able to do as easily without them. And they make people take notice.¬†The best possible example I can give of... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 5

Social Models and Stereotypes: In this video, Stella Young says she subscribes to "the social model of disability, where we are more disabled by... the society that we live in... than by our bodies and our diagnosis," and I guess I do too. Society restricts me more than my diagnosis does. Of course it would... Continue Reading →


Distract. Distracted. Distractedly... That was today in a nutshell.¬†The reason? Beats me...Yesterday was fine. I ate well, slept well, got all my homework and readings done and all my ducks in a row. I was all set for today to be peachy. But I woke up and felt off. I was distracted the entire day.¬†Objectively,¬†I... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 4

The Right Word: This is a debate I've been having with myself. My observation is that the world is currently undergoing a labeling and terminology crisis. There are so many labels and terms, and we just keep inventing more of them. And it makes things so bloody confusing! They¬†are created in order to define something,... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 3

True Stories: I read Rick Hansen's autobiography, Rick Hansen: Man in Motion¬†for the first time when I was 13, and I've reread it several times since. Now, I'm paraphrasing here, because I can't find the exact quote in the book. But I thought it was very profound - and I still do, that everyone has... Continue Reading →

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