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Disabled Thinking, TED Talks, TEDx, TEDxBoise, Blog, Storytelling, Disabled, The Power of Sleeping

An Idea Worth Sharing, “Disabled Thinking.”

The opportunity to deliver a TEDx Talk was such a great experience. I was able to express my “Idea Worth...

Calligraphy, Melaka, Malaysia, Toastmasters, Blog, Storytelling

The One-Armed No-Handed Malaysian Calligrapher

In 2014 I had the great privilege of competing in the semi-final round of Toastmasters World Championship in Kuala Lumpur,...

College Application, Affirmative Action, Indiana University, University of Washington, Blog, Disability, Storytelling, One Hand

My College Application Process

I normally do not tell the story of my application process or how I got into Indiana University and later...

One Hand, Disability, Blog, Asymmetry, Bootcamp, Workouts, Crossfit, Blog

Asymmetry Is A Natural Part Of My One-Handed Life

Naturally I am asymmetrical. I was born like this. I was born without my left hand and have lived my...

Children, Disability, A Helping Hand, Coffee Shop, Kindness, Blog, Storytelling

A Child’s Helping Hand

It is interesting how some children want to go out of their way to help me do the simple things...

Star Wars, Rose City Comic Con, Portland, Oregon, Podcast, Disability

The Hand Of A Jedi Knight

I was born and raised on television. To be more specific I was mostly raised watching science fiction and superheroes...

Tibet, Tibetan, Dzogchen, Buddhism, Free Tibet, Poverty, Third World, Vajrayana

The Reason Why A Homeless Tibetan Beggar In China Wanted to Give Me Money

I recently traveled for thirty-five days in Tibet and China. I was part of the 2017 One Path Outreach Medical...

Disability, Disabled Traveling, International, Malaysia, Maleka, Solo Travel, Storytelling, Travel, Blog

One-Handed International Solo Traveling

Solo traveling international style with one hand has it’s own flavor. Traveling with a disability has an entirely different set...

Children, Staring, Curious, Disability, Social Etiquette, Q&A, Questions

Get A Good Look! It Is OK To Stare At Me And My Arm!

In most cases I am telling the parents of children, “It is OK for them to stare at me. They...

Disabled Fashion, Fashion, Style, Sharped Dressed Man, Disability, GQ, Tailored Jacket

One-Handed Fashion

After living this one-handed life since the day I was born, I have finally started to bring a bit more...

infatuation, Romance, Disability, Relationship, Seattle

With Her One Hand She Stole My Heart

The one-handed girl crossing the street stole my heart. I cannot really say it was love as much as it...

Oregon Country Fair, Dating, Advice, Disability, One Hand, Love, Relationships, Mentor

How To Date A One-Handed Guy

These two girls wanted advice on dating a one-handed guy! I am a good person to ask if you are...

Amputation, Limb Deficient, X-ray, Arm, Hand, Life With One Hand, Wounded Warrior

Cutting Off My Arm To Live A Better Life

“I want to cut my arm off to live a better life.” This is a real true to life statement...

Hiring, Disability, Help Wanted, Schedule A, discrimination, ADA, One Hand

Looking For A Job With One Hand

How do you find a job without experience? How do you get experience without a job? Try finding a job...

help, support, boy, teen girl, blog, storytelling, inspiration, kindness

The Girl Who Lived Up The Street

This is simply a short story about a very early one-handed experience. In fact, it is one of my earliest...

Aikido, Martial Arts, Black Belt, Weapons, Storytelling, Podcast, Dojo, Ukemi, Jo, One Hand

Earning 3rd Degree Black Belt In Aikido With One Hand

Earning first degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido was a great accomplishment and milestone in my life....

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