From COVID-19 to COVID-21: We are all Persons with Disabilities Now

We left New York City after the Presidential Election of 2020. It was so odd that we had to hear President Elect Joe Biden’s not quite acceptance speech in a foreign city at a foreign time after traveling out of JFK. The whole plane clapped when we arrived. Fred and I were too tired toContinue reading “From COVID-19 to COVID-21: We are all Persons with Disabilities Now”

Laughing helps the diaphragm too

I can’t sing like Carol Nackenoff (terrific APD scholar) — though, being a PwD (Person with a Disability) since 1993, and one who has been “self-identifying**” and no longer plays the oboe (and certainly not on our rooftop terrace, though that’s where I hope to develop my diaphragm some day), Pilates and breathing — thisContinue reading “Laughing helps the diaphragm too”

Carol Nackenoff Singing

At minute 37:33 a ballet dancer appears in Swarthmore’s Sunday Services.  Carol’s voice is low for soprano.  The whole service was pulled together virtually by they music director.  This is inspiring. In these trying time, singing, as Carol, does not only strengths her lungs giving them the plasticity or strength to fight off the COVID-19.Continue reading “Carol Nackenoff Singing”