Justin, young man, seated in wheelchair in front of adapted computer keyboard and joystick mouse, smiling at camera, Word document open on computer monitor, We are Wimbledon flag above monitor
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Random updates: Housing, Football & Travels

Advocacy: MCD Legislative Forum Just filmed part of my presentation yesterday for the MN Council of Disability’s (MCD) Legislative Forum coming up on December 16, 2022. Honored to be presenting along with Representative Reyer, the Public Policy Director from the Arc MN, and MCD board member about accessible affordable housing legislation. You can learn more… Continue reading Random updates: Housing, Football & Travels

Justin, young smiling man seated in wheelchair in front of adapted keyboard, in living room
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A week of action

Done! I have been keeping a little secret. I have finished the first draft of the book. Yes, I finished on Monday - early by three weeks. This is dual point of view (well, really multi POV) because I wanted to do this from different perspectives and for what the book is dealing with, I… Continue reading A week of action

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November: Time to read!

I have three books to bring to you readers in my personal ranked level of excitement. Each of them is the final book in series that I love. Looking for holiday gift ideas for sci-fi and fantasy readers? These are the books I’m ordering from our local independent bookstore for some of my favorite readers,… Continue reading November: Time to read!

Justin in wheelchair on Stillwater Lift Bridge
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Writing & Quests

It’s been a while. I have been tired and running a little fever all week. COVID results are negative along with other tests the doctor ordered. Otherwise, besides feeling generally not great, I am awesome. Writing I am currently 19k words into the medical thriller\horror book I am writing. I know that this is a… Continue reading Writing & Quests

Justin looking at Piotr Szyhalski art exhibit black and white prints
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Family and Big Days

It’s time for a weekly writing update: currently on pace to hit 10k words and it’s going well on my latest writing endeavor. Should hit that goal when you’re reading this post. Pictures are from my artsy day on Friday at Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center Hillside Jazz concert. Family Haven’t seen… Continue reading Family and Big Days

Justin shaking hands with Tim Walz with Peggy Flanagan smiling
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2020 Goals

I don’t do resolutions for the New Year, but I do have a ritual where I write the goals of what I know that I can accomplish. Politics I am extremely excited for this election season because we get to choose who our elected officials are – from my local representatives to state and US… Continue reading 2020 Goals

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Top Moments of the Decade

This is not an easy list. So many things happened that could have been the most memorable of the decade. Well, there are the DBS surgeries, I think they’ve had a huge impact on not just me, but my whole family. But, I want to focus on non-medical, non-traumatic moments. April 14th, 2016 My first… Continue reading Top Moments of the Decade