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Gary Presley

I'm a writer, mostly essays on a variety of subjects, but often on the place of people with disabilities in society. My own journey as a person with a disability is chronicled in a memoir, Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio, which was published Fall 2008 by The University of Iowa Press.
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Modern Love: Another Reaction by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities By Carol VanHook A teacher in our school has adopted “A Day in a Wheelchair” and is providing a couple of wheelchairs per day for staff and later, students, to “bre ... Read on »
"We All Need a Sappy Story ... ?" by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities image from Wikipedia A comment on Modern Love from Voulez-vous and Tigger Too ... "I love this story, Reader's Digest-sappy though it may be." ... Read on »
"I'm Crippled, Not Disabled!" by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Illustration of Quasimodo from Wikipedia I have been surprised by some of the reaction to an essay of mine that appeared in the Sunday, November 29, 2009, issue of ... Read on »
Modern Love in the New York Times by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities An essay, which is an expansion of an anecdote in my memoir ( Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio ) appeared in the Sunday, November 29, 2009, issue of The New York Ti ... Read on »
Modern Love in the New York Times by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities An essay, which is an expansion of an anecdote in my memoir ( Seven Wheelchairs: A Life beyond Polio ) appeared in the Sunday, November 29, 2009, issue of The New York Time ... Read on »
Guest Post: "Home Sweet Home" by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities ADAPT Supports the Community Choice Act! “Home Sweet Home” By Joy Caldwell “Home, sweet home.” What does this phrase mean to you? What kind of feeling ... Read on »
Guest Post: "Home Sweet Home" by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities ADAPT Supports the Community Choice Act! “Home Sweet Home” By Joy Caldwell “Home, sweet home.” What does this phrase mean to you? What kind of f ... Read on »
Just Food: A Book Review by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I had the good luck to be assigned James McWilliams' Just Food for a review in this month's Internet Review of Books. It's a superbly argued thesis advocating a thorough ret ... Read on »
Just Food: A Book Review by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I had the good luck to be assigned James McWilliams' Just Food for a review in this month's Internet Review of Books. It's a superbly argued thesis advocating a thorough ret ... Read on »
An Interesting Contretemps ... by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The story begins ... "Glee" wheelchair episode hits bump with disabled By LYNN ELBER (AP) LOS ANGELES — The glee club members twirl their wheelchairs to the tune of ... Read on »
An Interesting Contretemps ... by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The story begins ... "Glee" wheelchair episode hits bump with disabled By LYNN ELBER (AP) LOS ANGELES — The glee club members twirl their wheelchairs to the tune ... Read on »
Congratulating Peter Singer by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities There is an article in The Daily Princetonian celebrating Peter Singer's ten year anniversary at that institution. Of no special import, this article, other than it accu ... Read on »
Congratulating Peter Singer by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities There is an article in The Daily Princetonian celebrating Peter Singer's ten year anniversary at that institution. Of no special import, this article, other than it ac ... Read on »
One Small Step for the Wheelchair Bound by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The issue of the so-called "Dignity Wheelchair" came up for discussion about people with disabilities who can sometimes influence the media. One person took action, Brewster ... Read on »
One Small Step for the Wheelchair Bound by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities The issue of the so-called "Dignity Wheelchair" came up for discussion about people with disabilities who can sometimes influence the media. One person took action, Brewst ... Read on »
An Undignified Observation by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I keep a Google Alert running for "confined to a wheelchair" and "wheelchair bound" simply because [1] I don't like the terms and [2] I am curious about how they are still ... Read on »
An Undignified Observation by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I keep a Google Alert running for "confined to a wheelchair" and "wheelchair bound" simply because [1] I don't like the terms and [2] I am curious about how they are stil ... Read on »
Richard the Monkey as a Service Animal, or Not by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities photograph linked to the story on the Springfield News-Leader website. The local "monkey as service animal" case made the radio talk show to which I listen today, and ... Read on »
Richard the Monkey as a Service Animal, or Not by Gary Presley Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities photograph linked to the story on the Springfield News-Leader website. The local "monkey as service animal" case made the radio talk show to which I listen today, a ... Read on »