IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 2 – RESULTS!

With the end of June upon us, we are awaiting the second quarter results (Q2: April-June 2017) of our “IKAN Have Fun Bowling League” where wheelchair users (and friends or family bowling with them) can compete from anywhere in the world. I generally have a blog entry each month, and I will edit this entry […]

IKAN Have Fun Bowling League – 2017 Quarter 1 – RESULTS!

With the end of March upon us, we are wrapping up the first quarter (Q1: January-March 2017) of our “IKAN Have Fun Bowling League” where wheelchair users (and friends or family bowling with them) can compete from anywhere in the world. I try to have a blog entry each month, and I will edit this […]

Two IKAN Bowler® Users Enter the 200 Club Nine Days Apart

Jesse Collens and Zak Schmoll have not met, and yet they have an interesting connection. They are both wheelchair users who recently joined the “200 Club” for dynamic wheelchair bowling with an IKAN Bowler®. But how they did so is eerily similar… On February 9, 2017, Jesse, bowling in the Northwest US (Washington state) bowled […]

‘This Is How I’ BOWL! :-)

AbleThrive has a ‘this is how I’ campaign to change perceptions of people with disabilities, or different abilities. I am a C1-2 quadriplegic, paralyzed from my neck down and I drive my chair with my mouth via sip-and-puff, and yet I can bowl with the IKAN Bowler®. Here’s my ‘this is how I’ bowl video: […]

Wheelchair Bowling League (Online) Coming Soon!

The IKAN Have Fun Bowling League (Online) is beginning in January, 2017! We want to provide a way for wheelchair users (and friends/family) to have fun in friendly competition from anywhere in the world. PARTICIPANTS WANTED! 🙂 To make it as easy and inclusive as possible, people can bowl at their convenience, and we are […]

Yet Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has done it again! 🙂 Bowling with family and friends recently, Mike literally rolled to a 190 in his second game. In his email to me with the good news, he pointed out the disparity between his first and second game (113 and 190) and later wished he had another chance at picking […]

Another New Bowling Record for Wheelchair Users Driving by Head Array

Mike Murach has upped the record he set in February, and I have a feeling he is not done! (Big smile) For now, the bowling record for a wheelchair user driving by head array is 182. You can see his scoresheet and learn more here: http://wheelchairbowlingrecords.com/Mike_Murach_record_182.htm Mike is paralyzed from his shoulders down roughly, and specific […]

Easy ways to read or listen to the Bible for free online

For Jews, Christians, or people who are curious, the best selling book of all time – the Bible – is available online for free, and daily reading plans make it easy to consume over the course of a year or less. This link shows the many different reading plans available at the website from which […]

Personal Update, Trip to Atlanta

I do not typically share personal updates on this blog, instead I usually save those for an occasional email to my full email list (just ask if you want to be added or removed, no worries). But the latest update was very well received, and I thought… why not post it on my blog? Here […]

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 – […]