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Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST

Agustus the Great

by Laurie Crosby

Augustus started coming to my door almost seven years ago.  It breaks my heart to think about how emaciated he was when I first saw him, nothing but gorgeous black fur and bones, huge yellow eyes peeking out from his angular face.  
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Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 09:04 AM PST

Jaxon's Necklace

by Laurie Crosby

Jaxon is a cat, a female, to be exact. Don’t let the name fool you.   When she first came into our lives she was so tiny that we could not tell if she was male or female. After the vet confirmed that she was indeed Miss Jaxon, I saw no need to change.
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Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 03:10 PM PST

Indiegogo Campaign

by Laurie Crosby

Hi all, looking for a way to support a small business owner?  Well, I've found a website called Indiegogo.com that's a lot like Kickstarter.  I've created a campaign there.

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Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 04:23 AM PST

The It Girl

by Laurie Crosby

Clara Bow was born in 1905.  Bow’s young life was fraught from the beginning.  Her mother underwent a high risk pregnancy in order to have Clara.  Unfortunately when her mother was in the last weeks of pregnancy there was an enormous heat wave in New York City, and of the day she was born Bow said, "I don't suppose two people ever looked death in the face more clearly than my mother and I the morning I was born. We were both given up, but somehow we struggled back to life."

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Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 07:25 AM PST

Mae West

by Laurie Crosby

Each Saturday I will showcase one of my pieces with a short story behind the inspiration and making of it.  This week we start with one of my favorites, my Mae West Pendant and Earring Set (link at bottom).

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Sat Nov 01, 2014 at 08:20 AM PDT

Merging Stereotypes

by Laurie Crosby

I gave a presentation for work the other day on aging and disability.  Not that I’m particularly old, but there are only a couple people in the office who could have taken my place and I happen to fit the criteria the best.   Besides, I can see 40 on the horizon, so while I don’t consider myself “old”, I’m not in my twenties either and my body tells me so quite often.  But I wanted to talk about not physical but social changes that come with disability.  

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Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 08:40 AM PDT

What Kind of Life?

by Laurie Crosby

When I talk about my personal disability experiences here, I’m usually referencing my physical disability.  But changes in my life lately have brought the other to the forefront: my clinical depression and anxiety.  It’s been a major factor in everything in my life, which is probably why I don’t talk about it that much; it’s so big that it’s background noise.  But the truth is it runs me.

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Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT

What Kind of Love?

by Laurie Crosby

I feel like I’m ready to start seriously dating again, finally, after a couple years of being single.  That last breakup rocked my world and really broke my heart, and I can be a slow healer inside.  

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 07:43 AM PDT

The "Sick Model" of Disability

by Laurie Crosby

At a recent conference I attended there was a talk about what they called the Sick Model of disability.

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 08:11 AM PDT

Shameful Promotion

by Laurie Crosby

Because I've always hated selling myself, although I've gotten better at it over the years, especially since acquiring a disability.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 07:24 PM PDT

#WhyDV

by Laurie Crosby

Please take a look at my new blog for stuff about domestic violence and disability, and some personal experience of my own.

http://1crippledbitch.blogspot.com/

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Wed Aug 13, 2014 at 07:54 AM PDT

Moving Day

by Laurie Crosby

I've moved to a blog on Blogger.  This diary is more of a catch-all, less edited, less censored, more stream of consciousness.  Different issues.  Latest issue?  Depression, of course.

http://1crippledbitch.blogspot.com/

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