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Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Feb 16, 2015 /
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I love reading memoirs - they give us a glimpse into another life, of course, but also another way of being in the world. It's like traveling - and traveling through time. Such is the case with a beautiful memoir by Eileen Cronin, entitled Mermaid. Now anyone who knows me will know that this book was meant to find me. And find me, it did, for which I am grateful.

Travel for Everyone with Tarita’s Travel Connections

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 12, 2014 /
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Some of us are lucky enough to fall into careers that we love, where just coming to work is a joyful part of the day. Fewer have been purposeful, have seized the brass ring and gotten into those careers through hard work, perseverance and, yes, even a little bit of luck.

Disability Access at Cedar Point

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / May 28, 2014 /
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The roller coaster capital of the world. The World’s Best Amusement Park. Where are you? Cedar Point, located in Sandusky, Ohio right on Lake Erie! And if you’ve got mobility problems or other disabilities, you can definitely enjoy yourself at Cedar Point. For, you see, the good folks there have an eye for disability access.

10 Tips for Traveling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Dec 17, 2013 /
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Traveling with CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) is one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced (it comes in second to living with CFIDS, to be honest).

Matthew Loves to Play Nintendo Game Cube

by Trish Clark / Oct 21, 2011 /
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Book Review: Matthew Loves to Play Nintendo Game Cube


MA, International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 11, 2011 /
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CIDP Master's Application Opens for 2012 Admission

How to find fellow expats

by Corey Sebens / Apr 18, 2011 /

One of the hardest things about teaching English in Central and Eastern Europe, especially if you're in a rural area, is finding other native English speakers to engage with. I didn't realize the effect that this had on me until about 3 months in to my stay. I was anxious to discuss things with fellow Americans and find out if any people lived by me the rural area I lived in. Then, I met a girl from Minnesota who lived in a small town just 40km away from me. A 640 forint bus ride away! If you're looking to teach English in Central/Eastern Europe, the following resources are

5 Great Winter Golf Vacation Spots in the USA

by Dana Buttenhoff / Dec 01, 2008 /
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As December approaches and visions of sugarplums dance in the heads of many golfers here in North America, soon the thought of a winter golf vacation may also appear. The advice I have is to plan early. Some vacation planning experts would consider planning a year in advance, depending on the number of golfers in your group.