• nablopomo,  quotes,  Uncategorized


    >A bad cold wouldn’t be so annoying if it weren’t for the advice of our friends. Kin Hubbard (1868-1930), U.S. humorist Like everyone else, when I don’t know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds. George Jean Nathan, (1882–1958), U.S. drama critic There is only one way to treat a cold, and that is with contempt. Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician I signed up to do NaBloPoMo again this month.  Then I woke up yesterday morning with a scratchy throat and has become apparent throughout the day today, a cold.   So I have very little motivation for blogging or thoughts of what to…

  • disability,  friends,  quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Quote

    >I’ve been looking up quotes tonight on various sites.  Specifically, disability related quotes.  That’s actually turning into a larger post because I feel the need to comment rather than just sharing the quotes as I’d planned.  But I thought I would share this one as it’s so great “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”  William Arthur Ward All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • acceptance,  disability,  Poetry,  quotes,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >It Doesn’t Interest Me

    >A blog I read most days is Malisa’s.  She is a very strong woman and a wonderful writer.  I feel like I learn a lot reading her words (although I’ve never really told her that or interacted with her too much).  I forget if I’ve shared her link before or not but definitely think that her site is worth a read and also that a couple of the specific people I know who read this would probably also enjoy reading it and get something from it.  She writes on caringbridge so I can’t link to specific entries but in her most recent one she shared the following poem which I…

  • disability,  quotes,  Uncategorized


    > I just refound this quote and thought I would share it here because 1) I love it and 2) it was something I needed to read tonight. Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot do things the able-bodied feel they must do in order to be happy, ‘normal,’ and sane….If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place. ~ Susan Wendell,author of The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability All content copyright Emma Crees,…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Puppies Quote

    >I was looking for a random quote (any quote) to include in a card I sent to my sister last week.  I used this one – love it “Not only is life a bitch but it is always having puppies.” ~Adrienne Gusoff All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • CP related,  hopes and dreams,  quotes,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >CP had me

    >I always say that I do so much and everything because I don’t know how to do or be any different.  I was brought up no different to my brother and sister and was brought up not to let the fact I have CP and use a wheelchair stop me. It’s an attitude I’m grateful for and I couldn’t imagine being any other way.  I have CP.  I’ve always had it.  And I always will have it.  If I want to live my life and do things and achieve goals and make the most of whatever time I have then CP just is – it has to be.  I was…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  quotes,  sailing,  Things I am proud of,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Lose Sight of the Shore

    >This is the 700th (public) post on this blog. The post below is a paraphrased version of part of what I wrote in a card to a good friend. As she received it yesterday I will share the thoughts here. It’s not word for word as I didn’t think to note them down before I sent it. *** “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gilde The above quote came to mind a lot when we were at Rutland Water a few weeks ago for the regatta. Not the exact wording, I had to look that up. But the…

  • NEED EDITING,  quotes,  Race for Life,  Uncategorized

    >Pic Post: Race for Life Photos AT LAST

    >Huge thanks to Alison over at Ideaslist for the reminder about this post! I did half of it the other day and had to abandon it and then forgot… so serious thanks for the reminder because I would hate not to get these up here! This is me taken right before the race for life. I’m wearing a bright pink top with my runner number pinned on using safety pins. My number is 8856 (just in case you were interested!). I’m wearing a cap as well. Mostly the background is grass but you can see bits of a some people too. My back with the back sign pinned on.  It’s…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Courage ~ Faith ~ Hope

    > ” Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow’ ” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher *** ” If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains ” Matthew 17:20 *** ” You can’t give up hope because its hopeless, you gotta hope even more, and cover your ears and go blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah! “~Philip J.Fry, Futurama *** The first quote is one of my favourites, if not my all time favourite quote.  The second is one I am ambivalent about.  I don’t really like the full…

  • carnivals,  quotes,  Uncategorized


    >A while back I spent some time browsing the Blog Carnival site.  I love the Disability Blog Carnival and I was wondering what other carnivals there are out there.  Sadly there are a lot of carnivals listed that would interest me but which seem to have been abandoned after only one or two editions.  That makes me very happy that our very own Disability Blog Carnival is going so well and will soon be publishing it’s 34th edition. Anyway, I just got a notification that the latest Carnival of Quotes is up – and that an entry I submitted is included.  I love quotes and I love this carnival which…