SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.
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Election 2008: Most Critical Issue Facing Candidates
Famous people who died on the toilet.
Here is an extensive list of real people who died on the throne.
Elvis Presley died of an overdose, falling off the toilet
into a pile of his own vomit.
Judy Garland died of an overdose discovered slumped over her
King George II of Britain suffered a heart attack while
sitting on the toilet.
Wenceslaus III of Bohemia assassinated with a spear while he
sat on the toilet.
Godfrey IV, Duke of Lower Lorraine, was attacked by an
assassin while sitting on the toilet. He died a week after the attack.
Japanese warlord Uesugi Kenshin was assassinated with a
spear while sitting on the toilet.
British author Evelyn Waugh, who coincidently also married a
woman named Evelyn, died on his toilet. Some believe he drowned in it, however
his official cause of death was heart failure.
Famed architect Louis Kahn suffered a heart attack and died
on the toilet in New York City’s Penn station.
One of the early Christian preachers, Arius, had been
condemned as a…
The worst part about being disabled for me may surprise you. In a previous post I invited you to share your thoughts about disability. (See: The Worst Part of Being Disabled)
I face numerous frustrating challenges on a daily basis. I'm constantly dependent on others. I need help bathing and dressing. I can't drive, cook, hold a book or feed myself. I rely on family, employees, technology and the goodwill of others. Some days it's frustrating, but I've learned through experience how to manage all this help.
Other frustrations are attitudinal barriers. Today I live very comfortably and have a high family income. I'm an entrepreneur, but not because of my unquenchable desire to build businesses, but because very few companies would be willing to give me a job. I made the decision more than 15 years ago that I could build a business easier than I could find a job, so that's what I did.
My single biggest frustration however isn't getting the help I need or overco…
United Airlines is under fire for a viral video that shows them removing a passenger forcibly from an airplane bound for Louisville Kentucky.
Here are the bullets:
The plane was already loaded and full.The airline needed to fly four employees to Louisville Kentucky on the plane. The employees needed to go to prevent another plane from departing late.The airline offered $800 in compensation to the first four people who would volunteer to give up their seats. No one took the offer.The airline went to a lottery, drawing for people at random. These four people were asked to leave the plane, and they would receive the compensation.One of the passengers refused to leave. It's unclear how things escalated, however he was removed by security officers. Reports are conflicting about whether the officers were police officers, TSA workers, or airline staff.The gentleman was literally physically dragged down the aisle receiving while screaming in protest and physically abused in the process.Ap…