reading

posted on October 1, 2011 - 8:32am
Bedtime is when I prefer to curl up with a good book. Hunching over the hardcover in the dark, I squint and squirm trying to find a comfortable position and read my Book Club’s selection of the month. A lamp would disturb my husband’s slumber, so I use a book light. The tiny beam needs constant adjusting. To save eye strain, I’ve even borrowed the “large type” books from the library. No matter...

Meet "Ben the Book Saver" and a man who was "Born to Invent"

posted on July 1, 2009 - 2:31pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 3
Ben the Book Saver
posted on January 1, 2008 - 3:04pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 1
Abbey Umali and her family have been familiar presences on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon for the past two years. Now this winsome and charismatic 8-year-old from California steps further into the spotlight as MDA’s 2008 National Goodwill Ambassador. Anyone who watched Abbey during her live interviews on the Telethon isn’t apt to forget her, any more than they’re apt to forget angels of...
posted on January 1, 2007 - 1:32pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
For more than 20 years, I've read with the aid of a page turner, which is basically an easel upon which a book/magazine rests. By pressing a switch, a mechanical arm swings across, presses a lump of putty into the right-hand page, swings back and (hopefully) turns the page.
posted on January 1, 2006 - 3:23pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 1
When I was 5 years old, I was bitten by a bug-eyed monster (BEM), and have been infected with its venom ever since. It happened during a visit to my grade school. Like most disabled kids in the late 1960s/early 1970s, I was tutored at home, so seeing where the other kids went was an adventure.