Interview with The Duke Taught Me a Lesson from Voices of Central Pennsylvania, December 2009-January 2010

From Where I Sit John Wayne once granted me a telephoneinterview on his experiences with cancer.For those readers too young to remember [aconcept that defies imagination], JohnWayne (nicknamed The Duke) was anAcademy-Award winning actor whoappeared in 142 movies. His cowboy andother macho roles served as an icon for mygeneration on how a real man is … Continue reading Interview with The Duke Taught Me a Lesson from Voices of Central Pennsylvania, December 2009-January 2010

Why I came to State College: For the money from Voices of Central Pennsylvania, November, 2009

From Where I Sit: I came to State College for the money. In March 2002, I was sitting in the Office of Professor Elias Mpofu, program head for Penn State’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program, a program I was just invited to join. Professor Mpofu asked, “Why did you decide to come to Penn State?” “For the … Continue reading Why I came to State College: For the money from Voices of Central Pennsylvania, November, 2009

New column speaks to disabled, elderly issues–from Voices of Central Pennsylvania

July 2017. State College/University Park, PA. Years later, this reflection on the Sandusky scandal still rings true: ++++ “As a former graduate student at Penn State with a disability and as one who is part of the elderly community, the focus by powerful officials on football-above-all has also been used to cover up exploitation of … Continue reading New column speaks to disabled, elderly issues–from Voices of Central Pennsylvania

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