Category Archives: Service Dogs

#ShareAReviewDay Tuesday – The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Please help me welcome our second guest of the day, Donna W. Hill, who will be sharing a lovely review from her book The Heart of Applebutter Hill. I’m sure this one will speak…

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Equal Rights for Blind Americans? Author Says We’re not There Yet

As a member of various blindness, advocacy and guide dog organizations, it’s not uncommon to come across a request from a college student to take a survey on blindness, and I’m always happy to participate. Rarely, however, (in fact, never) … Continue reading

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Quiz & Fact Sheet on Blindness

After inviting me to be on his radio show on the Changing Behavior Network, psychologist Dr. James Sutton asked me if I had a quiz or fact sheet about blindness that he could make available through: http://www.thechangingbehaviornetwork.com/ I didn’t, so … Continue reading

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Police Protection for Elderly Rural Pennsylvanians with Disabilities: an Alarming Story

In late December, an elderly, rural Pennsylvania couple, with medical and disability issues, were awakened at 2:00am by the sounds of thumping and clanging on their back porch. From the peep hole in the door, the husband spotted a large … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Locks on the Erie Canal & an Author’s Dog Fighting IBD

Do you take comfort in certain manmade structures? Two of my top three – lighthouses and covered bridges – have virtually universal appeal. Lighthouses are beacons of hope, turning unforeseen disasters into visible rock formations, skirted with a flick of … Continue reading

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Friendships in the Dark by Phyllis Campbell – a Book Review

Friendships in the Dark, Vol. 1 by Phyllis Campbell My rating: 5 of 5 stars When you read the subtitle of Friendships in the Dark, what do you think you’ll be getting? Stories about great people? Great animals? If so, … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage, Americans with Disabilities & the Unintended Consequences of Refusing to Do Business

Since same-sex marriage became legal in Pennsylvania, most wedding-industry businesses have been welcoming to their new customers. Nevertheless, here in Northeast Pennsylvania, several stories of discrimination have fowled our local news. W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, Cake Pros Bakery in … Continue reading

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ADA: 24 years — Why People with Disabilities are Complaining

Americans with disabilities are supposed to have equal rights. They are protected by federal law from discrimination in areas such as employment, public accommodations, transportation and government services. The landmark legislation establishing these rights and the framework to procure and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs by The New Yorker My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ever since humans started throwing scraps to the adventurous wolves beyond the firelight, dogs have been inspiring us and drawing forth from us … Continue reading

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Stray Cat & Working Dog: Abandonment, Rescue & Redemption in the Middle of Nowhere

According to an evolutionary time-line exhibit at Wyoming’s Fossil Butte National Monument, dogs and cats shared a common ancestry until 42 million years ago. Factions from both groups ultimately took the plunge into domestication, so what drove them apart to … Continue reading

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