My Old Enemy…

Now, I have a love-hate relationship with mail. On the one hand, I love getting letters. On the other hand, I really don’t love getting letters out of the box. I admit I’ve tried periodically over the years, always with the same success level: zero. I...

What Crippled Means

These are not complaints. They are simply facts. You lose your grip and drop something: anger snaps across your face for an instant before you bury it in your limitless calm. You drive yourself as you drive your chair. The self is not as well built as the chair....

Meeting the Mastermind

A few weeks after I got JACO, I was granted the huge privilege of getting to meet its creator, Charles Deguire. He had flown down from Canada, JACO’s birthplace, to meet with the powers that be (aka the Kinova USA guys), and ended up accompanying them to a...

Tip #1

One of my favorite things to do with JACO is have him hold my water at meals. While I’m not drinking, I keep it in the otherwise unoccupied space above my head. A simple flick of the wrist brings my water down to me or sends it back up in the air, which is...