Podcast

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

It’s OK To Stare At My One-Handed Life – OHS040

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

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

One-Handed Aikido – OHS039

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

conversation, speech, mistake, podcast, disability, one hand, embarrassing, storytelling

Embarrassingly Funny Things People Say About My One-Handed Life – OHS038

People say the funniest things. And when you have one hand in a two-handed world certain statements can be funny,...

artificial arm disability festival Oregon country fair Podcast prosthetic

Seeing My Opposite At The Oregon Country Fair – OHS037

I am not sure how often, or if ever, people get to meet their “opposite” in life. I have encountered...

A close-up black and white image at the beach of a sandcastle being formed by a young boys hand.

One-Handed Boy Goes to the Beach – OHS036

As a very young one-handed child I was not a fan of going to the beach. I was stared at...

A cartoon like image of two orange right hand working gloves with AlejAndro's One Hand Speaks logo on them.

Trying To Buy Two Right Hand Gloves For The First Time – OHS035

“I have more left handed gloves than I know what to do with,” I would often say. Other times I...

An image of a yellow refrigerator magnet in the Shape of the State of Kansas. It reads, "Kansas, A State of Excitement."

We Almost Died Driving Across the Country – OHS034

Let me start by saying we did almost die a couple of times on that drive across the state of...

A black and white profile close up view of a human eye looking at the title of the podcast.

Seeing Myself For The First Time – OHS033

One of the interesting aspects about being born with one hand is, “this is all I know.” What I mean is...

Sitting outside under a tree a young boy is consoled by a young girl who is a few years older than him.

Memories Of A One Handed Life – OHS032

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

9-Ball, gambling, billiards, pool hall, pool table, handicap, disability, podcast, storytelling, pocket billiards

The $150 Dollar Pool Shot – OHS031

I grew up with a pool table in our home. I can say it was a family past time. Often...

Paris, France, travel, international, solo, elderly, disability, podcast, inspiration, storytelling

Traveling at Age 81 – OHS030

It is interesting where we find our inspiration. Sometimes it is more interesting when inspiration finds us. This is just...

barista, coffee, espresso, kindness, disability, blog, Java Hyde Park, Coffee shop, storytelling

Coffee Shop Kindness – OHS029

I am a big fan of coffee. Which I can say is related to my love of coffee shops. As...

Greatest One-Handed Moments #1 – OHS028

Greatest One-Handed Moments #1 – OHS028

Living this one-handed life has many fun, unique, and funny moments. In fact, the opportunity to lift people up, make...

TED Talk, TEDxBoise, TEDxTwinFalls, Speaking, Storytelling, Disability, Buddhism, Coaching

Talking TED Talk With An X – OHS027

This year I delivered my second TEDx talk as part of the TEDxTwinFalls event. In 2015 I was one of...

Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, Kuala, Lumpur, storytelling, Podcast, Disability, With This One Hand.

The Road to the 2014 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking – OHS026

I have been a Toastmaster for the past seven years. This week’s podcast will cover my experience, insights, and advice...

Physics, Storytelling, Podcast, University of Washington, Seattle, Inspiration

The Physics of Storytelling And The Equation of Appreciation – OHS025

I think most of us as children grew up with our parents reading to us. My father mostly worked nights...

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