Wheelchair Bowling Records

In 2009, I started a wheelchair bowling records website to share the bowling achievements of different types of wheelchair users, and also to share some of what is possible for people, despite certain physical conditions. The focus of the website is on “dynamic-style” wheelchair bowling, i.e. bowling which incorporates the movement of the wheelchair and […]

Budget Conscious Computer Deal for Voice Software Use

I recently wrote about hands-free computer use and shared a demo video of me using voice software thusly. Utilizing voice software requires a sufficient computer, and I think I found a great deal for anyone who is budget conscious (and really, who isn’t, right?). I mentioned in my earlier writeup that many folks at KnowBrainer.com […]

Wheelchair Programming for Bowling Success (with Video)

As THIS post from October explains, I got a new chair last year and it has taken a fair amount of time to program/test/tweak settings that I like for bowling. I bowl about twice a month with other local wheelchair users (we call ourselves the Central Florida Quad Squad) and I am also unable to […]

Intro to NaturallySpeaking and Hands-Free Computer Use

My blog is about empowering wheelchair users. Bowling with an IKAN Bowler® is a great deal of fun, and having success with an activity like bowling, can encourage users to tackle additional challenges in their lives (so says therapeutic recreation experts). One such challenge for quadriplegics like me is learning to use a computer – […]

A Second 200+ Game for a 65 Year Young Woman with CP

Imagine not being able to physically pick up a bowling ball… and yet, also possessing the ability to bowl legitimately – and do it well. That does not sound possible, right? The IKAN Bowler® (and the help of a caddie) makes it possible for wheelchair users like myself and my friend Lilian Strandlund. Lilian is […]

Rhonda’s Bowl-A-Thon Results

Rhonda’s bowl-a-thon went well, overall. I did not bowl particularly well for me (my highest of three games was 134) but all things considered, our collective efforts should result in significant help for Rhonda, which was the goal. We raised a significant amount of money, and perhaps even more importantly, the act of raising awareness […]

2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon for Rhonda

Last February, we had a very successful bowl-a-thon fundraiser to help my friend and fellow quadriplegic, Rhonda Reese, stay out of a nursing home. Roughly two years ago, at the age of 46, she lost both of her parents, and has been trying to do all that she can to keep living in a community […]

Charitable Considerations: 4 Ways and Lots of Good Causes

Whether you are looking for good karma, to help your fellow man, or whatever your motivation may be, here are four ways and lots of good charitable causes to consider: – One great way to make tax-deductible charitable donations (CharityNavigator.org) – Three worthy individuals in need of direct help (David, Rhonda, and Peggy) – 10 […]

Remembering Alex McDonald

Five years ago yesterday, our friend and fellow Quad Squad bowler Alex McDonald went to Heaven at the young age of 17 due to complications of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His passing was sudden and unexpected, and candidly, it’s hard to believe that it’s been more than five years since I have seen the sparkle in […]

New Wheelchair, New Bowling Setup, Similar Results?

I recently got a new wheelchair, FINALLY, after nearly 17 years of daily use (typically about 13-14 hours per day) from my first wheelchair. My new wheelchair is a Permobil C300, which has the two foot pedals coming off of a single center post, instead of the traditional two side leg rests supporting one foot […]