How Corona changed my life

It was February. I celebrated my birthday. I found a new apartment. And at the end of the month the first reports about the corona virus reached my ears. I wasn’t particularly worried. After all, it was no worse than a bad flu, eh? So life went on as usual. Well, not quite, as I…

Ableism sucks

Ableism. It’s not a made-up word. It’s not just internet slang either. It’s a valid word, found in the dictionary. “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities” Merriam Webster Dictionary “unfair treatment of people because they have a disability (= an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for them to do things that…

New home

There was a reason for my long absence. There always is, of course, but this time the reason was rather special. I’d been offered a new home. A fully wheelchair adapted home. And so I rode this roller coaster of getting all my stuff packed, getting a new home ready to move into, and if…

Party Time

Saturday was my birthday. Instead of staying home and having guests, I decided I’d rather spend the day at Efteling, one of the oldest theme parks of the world. Older than Disneyland. And better, of course. I first went to Efteling when I was very young, and the park consisted of little more than the…