children

Mr. Little Hand – OHS 132

While at a recent Aikido seminar I met a very nice and sweet 6 year-old girl who was so amazed...

Children, Kids, Questions, One Hand, Podcast, Storytelling

“How Do You Do Things With Only One Hand?” – OHS086

I spend a lot of time interacting with children of all ages. Mostly they are the ones who initiate the...

podcast, storytelling, children, one hand, perception

I Am Just Giving Them Something To Think About – OHS085

This is a short podcast about the differences in how adults and children view me. More specifically it is about...

Podcast, Storytelling, Aikido, Martial Arts, Budo, Dojo, Children, Aiki, Super Cute, San Diego, California

You Look Really Cute With Your One Hand – OHS068

  My heart skipped a beat when this little 6 year-old girl said to me, “You look really cute with...

Podcast, Storytelling, Disability, A Short Story, Seattle, Washington, Public Transportation, Bus, Children

A Short Story About “Disability” – OHS062

This is a short “slice-of-life” story about my one-handed life, riding the bus in the city of Seattle, and the...

Aikido, One-Hand, Freak out, Podcast, Storytelling, Martial Arts, Children, Teenagers

One-Handed Aikido Freak Out – OHS057

Some stories just show up and blossom in the funniest of places and at the oddest of times. This One...

Podcasting, Storytelling, Check Republic, Mosaic House, Youth Hostel, Children, One-Hand, International Solo Travel

An International Non-Verbal One-Handed Interaction – OHS056

Here is just a sweet and endearing story of a non-verbal interaction I had with one young child at the...

Podcast, Storytelling, Kids, Children, asking questions

The Innocent Question Of An 8 Year Old Child – OHS054

Sometimes children ask the most amazing questions. Especially if you do not have two hands. There usually is not a...

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...

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

The Helping Hand Of A Child – OHS042

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

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...

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...

Physics, University of Washington, Inspiration, Blog, Storytelling

The Physics Of Telling A Story

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

Grand Coulee Visitor Center, Bureau of Reclamation, storytelling, podcast, disability, one hand, children

When Children Ask Me Why I Do Not Have Two Hands

There is typically not a day that I am in out-and-about in the daily flow of life when I do...

A black and white image at the beach of a young boy's handed forming a sandcastle at the beach

I Never Liked Going to the Beach as a One-Handed Child

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

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...

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