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    A great life, and a terrific story, movingly...

    A great life, and a terrific story, movingly told. I'm toasting you with my bedtime glass of tonic water.
  2. I was good friends with Clayton. While I don't...

    I was good friends with Clayton. While I don't condemn him for his decision, it makes me very sad. I think that he could have led a productive, helpful, and even happy life if he'd given his body and...
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    I also read somewhere (believe it was Consumer...

    I also read somewhere (believe it was Consumer Reports) that many high protein shakes are high in heavy metals such as lead and cadmium.
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    Steve, I also have full-on car PTSD. Crossing a...

    Steve, I also have full-on car PTSD. Crossing a street in a major city sends my blood pressure through the roof. I scream at drivers on a regular basis and get honks, threats, etc in return. You have...
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    Each province has its own Human Rights Act. I...

    Each province has its own Human Rights Act. I think part of the problem is that it's hard for anyone to get a job in science, so profs are discouraging. Find another prof.
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    I think at U of T it was mandated by the...

    I think at U of T it was mandated by the university. I could be wrong. It's been about 10 years since I visited. I know there was an accessibility project going on across campus.

    The student I was...
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    I did my degree in math, but I know of at least...

    I did my degree in math, but I know of at least one chemistry grad student in a chair at U of T (finished quite some time ago IIRC). Fume hoods and things can be modified; in some places at least one...
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    Snuggies for when you're up... and then...

    Snuggies for when you're up... and then microfleece sheets in bed. Couldn't live without my fuzzy sheets in winter; they're just like a polar fleece sweatshirt. Giant socks too, in bed and out.
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    Good luck, and please keep us posted. I'm like...

    Good luck, and please keep us posted. I'm like you, and had a similar occurrence once with my dad. Ended up calling the morgue--was easy to determine it wasn't him from height/eye color. But...
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    Congrats! à ta santé! (raises mug of strong...

    Congrats! √* ta sant√©! (raises mug of strong coffee, tons of 5% cream, no sugar)
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    Steve, you rock my world. Thanks for showing us...

    Steve, you rock my world. Thanks for showing us all what's possible.
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    To make a sweeping generalization, counselors and...

    To make a sweeping generalization, counselors and other types of school admin are the most condescending group of a-holes I have ever met. Lacking ambition and drive themselves, they cannot...
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    55, you're one of my heroes. Best of luck to you...

    55, you're one of my heroes. Best of luck to you and wishing you speedy recovery.
  14. Thread: McWolfes

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    Breakfast food is the best food! YUM

    Breakfast food is the best food! YUM
  15. Lol at the tampons. My mother has a small...

    Lol at the tampons. My mother has a small business selling beauty products and vitamins, etc. and she tried to make it women-friendly by putting tampons in the bathroom with a "take one if you need...
  16. Thread: Am I wrong?

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    Maybe she was offended at being criticized for...

    Maybe she was offended at being criticized for doing a PhD...

    just a thought. I admire anyone who can put herself through a program like that.

    It's not just about "get a job"--sometimes it's...
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    Jessica, I am a math teacher and have never...

    Jessica, I am a math teacher and have never refused a request for learning disability accommodation. However, I am having a bit of a hard time understanding exactly what it is you need that other...
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    thanks guys. it's snowing and i have a cold, but...

    thanks guys. it's snowing and i have a cold, but ah well. kitty is purring.
  19. sadly i'm about as far as one can be from San...

    sadly i'm about as far as one can be from San Diego on the North American continent... but thanks for the pictures. Great that you found someone to adapt the bike.

    Good luck with the powerchair...
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    I'm not lactose intolerant, but too much milk (or...

    I'm not lactose intolerant, but too much milk (or soy) affects my digestion in a bad way. Plus, I love almonds. It's only 40 calories per 8 oz. and I love the taste. It has changed my mornings for...
  21. gac3rd, your story scares me, and should serve...

    gac3rd,

    your story scares me, and should serve as a warning to us all.

    I wonder about those tandem bicycles though--what model? with one AB, one handcrank? A good friend wants to get one for...
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    Grape-Nuts and unsweetened "natural" Os. Hate...

    Grape-Nuts and unsweetened "natural" Os.
    Hate sweet cereal.

    Cryptic, I use almond milk, it's delicious, low-calorie and lactose free.
  23. Thread: geniebra!

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    Jody, I have one from Patagonia that looks...

    Jody, I have one from Patagonia that looks similar and which I really love. I'm not sure if it was less expensive. I could only afford 1 in any case...
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    Stop the snow!!!!!

    Stop the snow!!!!!
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    Hi OJ, I am so glad you did this. I am a teacher...

    Hi OJ, I am so glad you did this. I am a teacher of 17-18 year olds and get a lot of excuses, but when there is even a chance that an excuse is legitimate, I always grant extra time. It doesn't hurt...
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