Justin looking at computer monitor with hand on joystick mouse
Accessibility (#A11y), Health

Reading with Visual Tracking Issues and Auditory Neuropathy

To read or not to read.... or how to read when you have visual tracking difficulties and auditory neuropathy. Sorry, I couldn’t resist the Shakespearean pun. Today’s post is that post I promised I’d do in the comments from my last post. So, I am an avid reader who happens to have visual tracking difficulties.… Continue reading Reading with Visual Tracking Issues and Auditory Neuropathy

Justin looking at computer monitor with hand on joystick mouse
Accessibility (#A11y), Writing

Best Fiction Books I Read in 2020

From coming-of-age to science fiction and mystery, I have to say that I have been a reader this year. So here it is: the top five fiction books or series I loved this year: Of course, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green is by far my favorite read in sci-fi. Read the post about… Continue reading Best Fiction Books I Read in 2020

Justin with hand on joystick mouse at computer
Accessibility (#A11y), Writing

Learning with Skillshare

What am I doing to learn to better my craft of writing and how to market me and my books even though I don’t have a book out? Recently I wrote about taking some Coursera courses which have been interesting. I’ve also been interested in trying out Skillshare for a while because it features a… Continue reading Learning with Skillshare

Justin looking at Coursera website on computer monitor
Accessibility (#A11y)

Learning stuff

Thanks to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), I have a free subscription to Coursera until March 2021. Anyone in Minnesota can sign up for the free online courses and with the subscription, you don't have to pay for the completion certificates. I'm taking a Personal Branding course right now from the… Continue reading Learning stuff

Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy

My 100th post! #ADA30

It is my 100th post. And it is the thirtieth anniversary of President George HW Bush’s signing of the American with Disabilities Act or ADA. I am going to explain why the ADA matters to me. Why does the ADA matter? I’m going to quote from my speech at the Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening… Continue reading My 100th post! #ADA30

Kris and Justin smiling
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Political

A New Way

I’m honored to again be chosen as a delegate the Minnesota State DFL Convention. It’s a pretty different experience at the DFL virtual convention this year than in Rochester two years ago. It was exciting to be around all of the people, meet the candidates and other delegates, be part of the action and drama… Continue reading A New Way

Young boy Justin in wheelchair, with mom and younger brother, lake
Accessibility (#A11y)

Thank you, mom

This is a Q&A with my mom, Kris Schulze, in honor of Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week. As some of you might know, one of my teachers was my mom who homeschooled me half days from 3rd to 6th grade. I know there are a lot of parents who are helping their kids learn… Continue reading Thank you, mom

Justin looking at computer monitor with hand on joystick mouse
Accessibility (#A11y), Writing

Books to read

These are the books that I have read or am reading while staying home: I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall is a survival story about a teenager who is trying to survive the Alaskan wilderness alone. It’s a brilliant book if you like the Hunger Games and if you want to read about… Continue reading Books to read

Justin smiling on floor at Palace Theater
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Health, Music, Political, Writing

4-year anniversary of Justin Smith Writes

Guess what? Today is my four-year blog-versary. So, I have changed the theme, design, whatever it is to the website. The reason why I changed my design is it felt like a change was needed. And, what else to do when I’m stuck at home. Tour of the new site I created a static home… Continue reading 4-year anniversary of Justin Smith Writes