Blog posts by Al

Forget Your Perfect Offering

First a reminder that our Power of Disability Concert takes place this Saturday May 9th at 7:00 eastern. Entertainers include the lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, a comedian with White House experience, award winning singers, storytellers, hip hop artists … Read More

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The Power of Disability Concert

Update: The live version of this concert was hosted on May 9th but you can watch the full concert recording anytime online. The Power of Disability reminds us of what we have in common – the power to create a good life for … Read More

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The Abundant Sense of a Community Organizer

There is a group of people whose sense of what we can do together is abundant. They are known as community organizers. Their specialty is connecting people who want to make the world more just, equal, accessible and inclusive. They … Read More

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If Terror was Temperature

During the Easter weekend Carla Qualtrough the federal Minister of Employment and Disability Inclusion created a Covid-19 Disability Advisory group. Here is why it matters. It’s been a tough four weeks for the disability community. Over and above everyone’s general … Read More

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Love During Adversity is a Powerful Combination

I’ve noticed three different states of mind related to the Covid-19 virus. 1) OMG this is a disaster. Somebody, anybody, please do something. 2) The people in authority are best positioned to tell us what to do. 3) The situation … Read More

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Let us rally the lovesick and brokenhearted

Our inadequacy in the face of the world’s suffering and desecration disturbs us. As it should. We flinch every time we use another plastic bag, step around a fellow human being sleeping on the sidewalk, hop on a plane, fill … Read More

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There can be no justice without love

MY NEW BOOK: I was still blushing over Aaron Johannes’ review of The Power of Disability when Markets Insider chose it as one of twelve books that human resource managers should get in 2020 if they want to build diverse  … Read More

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The Power of Disability is now available

They, and by they I mean good friends who specialize in spreading the word, assure me you won’t mind receiving the news more than once. My fourth book went on sale today and they urge me to shout it from … Read More

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My new book is being printed.

Dear Reader You are the first to know. My new book The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving and Changing the World is at the printers. It contains more than one hundred stories of individuals from twenty countries … Read More

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We’re From Civil Society and We’re Here to Help

In a healthy democracy citizens are engaged as mature equal partners with government. They recognize government’s limitations and pitch in to compensate. They pursue solutions while also improving the overall decision making capacity of government. They take care not to … Read More

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