Legs for Days

That's what I was told I have today by a man whose business it is to measure bodies. Lady, you DO have legs for days! This guy, whom we will call Al, came by to measure me for a wheelchair (its only been almost 7 months since I joined the footless few and I've been … Continue reading Legs for Days

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Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

Near the end of WWII on the Pacific front, my grandfather Cuyler, who was in the Navy, was stationed in Okinawa. He was a member of a PT boat crew that didn't have a PT boat. They were camped on the beaches during the late spring and summer of 1945. He was a creative sort … Continue reading Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

The Seagull Theory, or How Not to Be a Shit

I've come to the surprising conclusion that people can be categorized into two groups: The first group are seagulls. The second group are everyone else. Okay... So... Maybe my theory is a little askew and there are more categories inside the "not seagulls" group, but I'm not interested in those groups so like any good … Continue reading The Seagull Theory, or How Not to Be a Shit