Blogs

John’s Blogs

The following blogs are from John’s WheelchairJohn.com blog and his Dignity Party campaign site. The most recent posts are listed first.

Disability Faith and Acceptance – W Graham Monteith

Disability Faith and Acceptance – W Graham Monteith

Disability Faith and Acceptance by W Graham Monteith – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This book summary is for Disability Faith and Acceptance ... Read more ...
Preparing my raised garden bed for Spring

Preparing my raised garden bed for Spring

Introduction – Spring is in the air The weather is getting warmer and the days longer and Spring is only a few weeks away. This blog shares the preparation for growing vegetables in my raised garden bed. I use a wheelchair and built a custom home with an emphasis on accessibility, safety, security and entertainment. ... Read more ...
My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID

My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID

My 7 days of living with a disability and isolation due to COVID – introduction I live with a disability (T3 paraplegia, chronic pain, sleep apnea and other conditions), get help from carers each evening and currently only live with a cat called Spartacus. Near the beginning of 2020, my GP mentioned that I should ... Read more ...
Will to Live – Matthew and Diane Ames

Will to Live – Matthew and Diane Ames

Will to Live by Matthew and Diane Ames – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for Will to Live – Matthew ... Read more ...

Suprapubic catheter falls out during a swim

Suprapubic catheter falls out – introduction I acquired a spinal cord injury (SCI) in 2009 after being hit by a tree, and have no control over my bladder. There are multiple methods available that utilise a catheter to empty the bladder and I have a suprapubic catheter. During an operation, a urologist made a hole, ... Read more ...
Why we are failing disabled people – Katharine Quarmby

Why we are failing disabled people – Katharine Quarmby

Why we are failing disabled people by Katharine Quarmby – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for SCAPEGOAT – Why we ... Read more ...
Pushing the Limits – Kurt Fearnley

Pushing the Limits – Kurt Fearnley

Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for Pushing the Limits by Kurt Fearnley. Kindle ... Read more ...

The great commission includes PWD (persons with disabilities)

Introduction I acquired a disability in 2009, and now use a wheelchair to get around and regularly experience accessibility issues, which makes it difficult, or impossible, to get where I want to go. I’m also a Christian, and this blog focuses on inclusion for persons with disabilities (PWD) in Christian churches. Firstly, I need to ... Read more ...
Life on Wheels – Gary Karp

Life on Wheels – Gary Karp

Life on Wheels by Gary Karp – a book summary I’ve read a few books about living with a disability, and some of my blogs will share a summary of each book. If you like the summary, please buy the book and read it. This review is for Life on Wheels by Gary Karp. Kindle ... Read more ...
My Covid Christmas

My Covid Christmas

Leading up to a Covid Christmas Covid has disrupted the lives of everyone in the world and it gave my family a different type of Christmas in 2021. Leading up to the day, we made a plan and looked forward to catching up, eating, drinking, laughing and sharing presents. My dad is 95, and still ... Read more ...
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