Brewed on the Spectrum #WATWB

Many people on the autism spectrum find it difficult to find employment, even if they have much to offer. Dirt Coffee Bar in Littleton, Colorado is dedicated to changing that. They have employed people on the autism spectrum or with related disabilities at their coffee truck since 2013. […]

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Are You Chicken?

I remember as a small child, searching my Uncle Alfred’s hen house for eggs. I was afraid to reach under the hens, but I enjoyed gathering the eggs from the nest boxes without hens. It wasn’t until later that I saw the dark side of chickens. Many years […]

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Making Friends

Making friends used to be much easier for me, back when I was young and naïve. The setbacks, traumas, abuse, betrayals, and rejections I experienced as an adult changed that, and I was not so eager to meet someone new. Honestly, I don’t seek friendships casually. I observe […]

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Sweet Dreams

I had good dreams last night, and all four of my dogs were in my dream, off leash and being fun. It was a good dream, but nothing like Tribble’s! I was working at home today and I saw motion out of the corner of my eye. Tribble […]

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes

No matter how much I dread it, Christmas comes every year, like it or not. For years as a child, I was sick every Christmas. I recall coughing all night every night for weeks before the holiday and a while after. My asthma made me cough continuously, and […]

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Embracing Risk

“Take risks. If you’re lucky you’ll be rich; if you aren’t you’ll be wise.”  – Ancient Chinese Saying I was raised in a culture of risk avoidance, and I was well into my adulthood before a counselor suggested that I needed to learn how to take risks. Risk […]

Here’s Someone Who Lives Her Values #WATWB

Most businesses focus on gaining market share, customer base, and profits. Denver’s Brewability Lab is different; it hires persons with disabilities in a sincere effort to integrate them into the community. The owner, Tiffany Fixter, had previously conducted a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, so she […]