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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Outing myself in Life
    Nothing but respect.
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    08-17-2019, 10:17 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread iWatch in Equipment
    My wife uses one. It has its own sim and cell network connectivity to work away from WiFi. That cost extra, though, it still uses the same # as the...
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    08-15-2019, 09:06 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Quickie xenon in Equipment
    Fixed Front: as low as 19.4 lbs (14.4 lbs transport weight) Hybrid: as low as 20.9 lbs (16 lbs transport weight) Swing-Away: as low as 22.7 lbs...
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    08-13-2019, 09:34 AM
    I've used similar spacers but put them on the bigger tire's axle pin itself, between the button end and the outside of the hub. I did that because I...
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    08-12-2019, 08:35 PM
    If you're ever in need help you can try something like WAG!, for walks and feeding and such, when you can't.
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    08-11-2019, 05:15 AM
    The shell itself is 10" tall but it's mounted on the canes such that the top of the shell is actually 13" from the seat pan. It's comfortable. I...
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    08-10-2019, 10:16 AM
    Yeah, they go all the way through. I don't know why the frame hole is even there. The cane holes are the ones the bolt/nut that holds the height...
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    08-10-2019, 09:21 AM
    Here it is hanging from the same scale without all my crap in it: And here it is without the wheels, how I lift it into the car. (RoHo...
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    08-10-2019, 09:03 AM
    Thanks. Yeah, not bad for $200 out of pocket. Yes, the axle is threaded into the fork tine. Mine now won't be coming out now. Until I want it...
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    08-10-2019, 09:01 AM
    A couple 10x28 button head machine screws, a washer, and a nut. You can see them in the side guard pic. One is silver and one is black (what I had...
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    08-10-2019, 08:56 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread leaking ROHO in Equipment
    I use the Type B polyester patches that RoHo includes, clean the area with the alcohol they also include, and they stay put. My current RoHo has 4...
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    08-10-2019, 08:52 AM
    Unfortunately those issues are acute and treatable conditions, not long term disabilities. I think you need a doctor to address your actual long...
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    08-09-2019, 06:19 PM
    I neglected to take the caster axles out when doing my thread locker mania. Saw the circlip and thought that would be good. I k OW what I'm doing...
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    08-09-2019, 05:54 PM
    Yeah, its adjustable. Quite easily too. The bolt you see sticking out the back of the bracket is the adjuster. Loosen it, line up the angle lines...
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    08-09-2019, 01:19 PM
    So, for anyone who didn't see my original thread on my new chair journey, here it is: ...
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    08-08-2019, 09:32 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Ti lite zra in Equipment
    The forks should have a couple of mounting hole options to accommodate different sized casters. You have a ZRA so adjusting to correct alignment and...
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    08-07-2019, 09:48 AM
    So, then, are we to surmise that those stem bolts wearing enough to cause caster flutter is normal wear and tear? Expected? Cost of doing business?...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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