Randy Travis Issue

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Piglet, the Deaf Blind Pink Pup

If you are a connoisseur of social media, maybe you have met Piglet, a tiny pink bundle of dachshund energy who is deaf and blind. This adorable little powerhouse has been life-changing for the Shapiro family as well has Piglet’s hundreds of thousands of fans on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. Melissa Shapiro, veterinarian and ... Read more

Adventures — Ashley Fiolek

So we are all settled into our new house in Utah. We have been getting a lot of snow and my dog Bambi just loves it! This is her first time seeing snow and I thought she would freak out but I can barely get her to come back into the house. I haven’t ... Read more

Federico Martello interview with Lia Martirosyan

Straight out of Italy, into the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Singer, composer, and author Federico Martello loves opera, which he’s studied for years, but his passion for music is broader, spanning genres and centuries. With a style echoing classical, jazz, pop and soul, he resists the confines of a single path and goes ... Read more

Randy Travis interview along with Mary Travis

With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards; 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes; 10 American Music Awards; two People’s Choice ... Read more

Zhang Chaofan

Zhang Chaofan was born in Changchun, Jilin Province, China in 1992, with her left forearm missing. Through years of hard work, she founded an art school and a charity foundation under her name. She’s also received numerous awards and honors, including the China Youth May Fourth Medal, and was named National Women Pacesetter and ... Read more

A Buck a Mile?

Next summer will mark ten years year since declaring my attempt to ride a million miles by motorcycle for Multiple Sclerosis. Although I thought my mission would be close to completed by now, I am proud that each and every mile I have logged was attending or speaking at events where I was either ... Read more

Humor Therapy — Christmas isn’t looking so good?

I’m hoping this Christmas tops last year’s. Thanks to Covid, we weren’t allowed to travel anywhere in 2020 and couldn’t get our presents from family and friends. My God, did they get off easy! I haven’t forgotten, though. I sent out the word to my gift-giving circles, informing them that they’re still on the ... Read more

Randy Travis Crossword Puzzle

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Katie Porter — Congresswoman Making a Difference

U.S Rep. Katie Porter (CA-45) of Orange County, CA grew up in Iowa watching Sen. Tom Harkin and learning about the ADA. Rep. Porter sees the rights of people with disabilities that have yet to be fully realized. Serving her second term in the House, Rep. Porter is known for whipping out her dry ... Read more

Itto Outini — Blindness is the Light

Itto Outini is a multilingual accessibility advocate and human rights activist. Born and raised in the mountains of Morocco, she was deprived of education as a child. At 17, her uncle’s wife blinded her, and her family abandoned her in the hospital. She spent six years homeless before graduating from high school at 23 ... Read more