autographed To Sleep in a Sea of Stars poster, bookmarks, letter, photograph of Christopher Paolini
Accessibility (#A11y), Advocacy, Sports, Writing

Blog book update, fractalverse awesomeness, what else?

Fractalverse awesomeness I got some amazing things I want to share with you. I am just so appreciative and don’t know if authors or just people in general always realize the impact they have on others. On Wednesday, I watched the mail delivery person bring two packages to our door. The banner picture shows the… Continue reading Blog book update, fractalverse awesomeness, what else?

Tie-dye Vans shoes strapped on wheelchair footplates
Advocacy, Health

Tie-dyed hope

What a couple of weeks! Two weeks ago I was driving around a Vaccinate the Vulnerable rally and now I'm cautiously hopeful. All of my direct support staff, including my parents, received their first COVID vaccine shots within the past couple weeks. On Wednesday, rare diseases and other disabilities were added to the eligibility list… Continue reading Tie-dyed hope

Cars with signs and balloons driving on street, trees, snow, St. Paul Cathedral in background
Advocacy, Health, Political

Vaccines + Disabilities + MN = Not Eligible

Yesterday I got out of the house for the first time in months except for x-rays and seating appointments that I had at Gillette Lifetime Clinic. What did I do on my exciting day out? Went to a car (actually mostly accessible van) rally for Vaccinating the Vulnerable in Minnesota. You might be thinking, surely,… Continue reading Vaccines + Disabilities + MN = Not Eligible

T-shirt that says Democrat
Advocacy, Political

Another Sunday

Remember the three issues that I care about: disability rights, health care and Medicaid. I know that they are divisive issues in politics and they should not be. I want to be straight with you with what’s at stake in this election for me. You’ve heard me say it before, Medicaid services for people with… Continue reading Another Sunday

Justin smiling in front of Democrat candidate lawn signs
Advocacy, Political

Definitely VOTE!

Why vote? Watch my video and find out! https://youtu.be/jf-Bqkcea0M I just made this video on Sunday - thanks for the help mom! How to vote in Minnesota? To start, everything in this blog has to do with me and voting in Minnesota. I feel fortunate to live in Minnesota, a state that finds ways to… Continue reading Definitely VOTE!

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
Advocacy, Political

Why it matters

Voting by mail this year Last week, I voted absentee for our primary election in Minnesota. That’s one way I make my voice heard and hope that you all do the same. It’s pretty simple – register to vote, request your vote-by-mail ballot for your upcoming elections, and then follow the instructions on the mail-in… Continue reading Why it matters

Justin with mask on face
Advocacy, Health, Political, Writing

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It’s been a difficult 2020. I would say that it’s been a difficult couple of years for me personally in figuring out what to do with my life and dealing with medical issues. But 2020 just added a whole new meaning to difficult. Thoughts on COVID I am at high risk of catching this virus… Continue reading 2020202020202020202020202020