children

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...

An image of a young boy who fell of his bike and was crying. A man in the background in coming to help.

Repaying the Kindness of Others

Sometimes a moment unfolds and we take action like a superhero. It does not always have to be like saving...

An image of a large back bicycle jump built out of wood.

A One-Handed Bicycle Jump to the Moon That Went Horribly Wrong

One-Handed life on a bicycle. From childhood to adulthood it has been quite the ride. For me the freedom and...

A young girl snowboarding

The Right Moment to Make a Difference in The Life of a Little Snowboarder Girl

This is one of my most precious and personally most endearing stories I like to tell. As part of my...

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