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EP112: 6Ts with Disability Falls and Batman

EP112: 6Ts with Disability Falls and Batman

June 26, 2022

In the final episode. I used a wordplay about falling. Then, I used a quote by Aristotle about the energy of the mind. 

In this week’s ROPE,  I talked about different iterations of Batman. I talked about learning about the ignominious or disgraceful definitions. I talked about the 1989 Batman movie with the Alexander Knox character. I then talked about some of the disability shame around needing to be fixed and healed.

I later talked about the importance of falling from the Batman Begins movie. I also use the “defining” clip from the movie. I ended the episode with one last literary twist, B@tman or Being the @ Man .

Episode resources

Aristotle - The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/aristotle_377764

Batman 1966 - Atomic Batteries to Power...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpWy0nNeSWU

Batman 1989 movie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(1989_film)

Batman 1989 Alexander Knox 

https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/Alexander_Knox?file=Btmn_0817.jpg

Batman Begins: Why Do We Fall? So We Can Learn to Pick Ourselves Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIcGuFnl7ZU

Batman Begins - "It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLTrHcbO_MU

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EP111: 6Ts with Social Insecurity and Social Security

EP111: 6Ts with Social Insecurity and Social Security

June 16, 2022

I used a wordplay about agency. Then, I used a quote by Aristotle about the value of life. 

In this week’s ROPE,  I talked about my own social insecurity. Many times, I chose not to participate because it was the safer choice. I worried about not only my needs, but also the needs of others around me. I sometimes felt a responsibility for everyone’s else’s safety. I ended the episode talking about the Social Security Administration and disability fraud because my disability and my resume didn’t make sense to some people. 

 Episode resources

Aristotle - The ultimate value of life depends upon...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/aristotle_132267

Social Security - disAbility Law Center of Virginia

https://www.dlcv.org/socialsecurity

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EP110: 6Ts with Quality Control  and the Medical Model

EP110: 6Ts with Quality Control and the Medical Model

June 8, 2022

I used a wordplay about quality control and quality comfort. Then, I used a quote by Aristotle about quality. 

In this week’s ROPE,  I talked about how my dad spent 30 years in quality control. He dealt with the FDA and consent decrees. Consent Decrees were negotiated agreements with the FDA to make improvements and maintain quality. My dad had the idea that I needed to be fixed, like in the medical model of disability. My crutches were my management tools. They were part of my identity. My dad grew up with eyeglasses as part of his identity. My dad struggled with crutches when he had a short-term foot injury.

Episode resources

Aristotle - Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/aristotle_379604

Quality Control Definition & Example

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/q/quality-control.asp

'Trust, but verify': An untrustworthy political phrase - The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trust-but-verify-an-untrustworthy-political-phrase/2016/03/11/da32fb08-db3b-11e5-891a-4ed04f4213e8_story.html

ORIGINS OF 'CRY UNCLE'

https://www.tampabay.com/archive/2011/02/21/origins-of-cry-uncle/

Conceptualizing disability: Three models of disability

https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psychology-teacher-network/introductory-psychology/disability-models

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EP109: 6Ts with Dignity and Johnny Dangerously

EP109: 6Ts with Dignity and Johnny Dangerously

June 1, 2022

I used a wordplay about dignity and tough stuff. Then, I used a quote by Aristotle about dignity and grace. 

In this week’s ROPE,  I talked about how the movie Johnny Dangerously. The movie was an ironic comedy about a good gangster. I also talked about how Danny Vermin used “once” as a threat. Then, I talked about how I was often afraid to make a mistake more than “once” in a mainstream school.  The movie also used disability stereotypes more than “once”. I ended the episode with the acronymic reminder of DRILLS with dignity and respect to share the nitty gritty. 

 Episode resources

Aristotle - The ideal man bears the accidents of life with...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/aristotle_130621

Johnny Dangerously - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously Quotes

https://www.moviequotes.com/s-movie/johnny-dangerously/

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WEPlSPwWu8

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EP108: 6Ts with Mental Health and Muscle Anxiety

EP108: 6Ts with Mental Health and Muscle Anxiety

May 25, 2022

I used a wordplay about nonsense. Then, I used a quote by Albert Einstein about being understanding. Next, I talked about attribution theory. 

In this week’s ROPE,  I talked about attribution errors and my disability. I often got social resistance from people without disabilities. I could not fight back, I could not leave the situation. Therefore, I often froze because I could not overcome the situation. My dad, sometimes, yelled at me to relax. The muscle anxiety later became numbness and dumbness.

 Episode resources

Albert Einstein - Peace cannot be kept by force; it can...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_einstein_136891

Attribution Theory - Situational vs Dispositional | Simply Psychology

https://www.simplypsychology.org/attribution-theory.html

Physical Symptoms of Panic and Anxiety Disorders

https://www.verywellmind.com/physical-symptoms-of-panic-and-anxiety-2584248

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EP107: 6Ts with Mental Health and Hearing

EP107: 6Ts with Mental Health and Hearing

May 18, 2022

I used a wordplay about here and there. Then, I used a quote by Albert Einstein about being crazy. Next, I talked about social anxiety and hearing. 

I talked about the ROPE of having hypersensitive hearing. Because of my crutches, people could see me a “mile” away. At least yards away. I also talked about the Marvel Comics super-hear-o Daredevil. Finally, I talked about hearing conversations at home at the grocery store near aisle 3.  

 Episode resources

Albert Einstein - A question that sometimes drives me...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_einstein_148839

8 Signs of Social Anxiety | Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201706/8-signs-social-anxiety

How Every Daredevil Adaptation Changed His Best Power

https://screenrant.com/daredevil-radar-powers-changes-different/

Revisiting the Awesomely Cheesy 1989 Hulk TV Movie Featuring Daredevil

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a34282/daredevil-incredible-hulk-1989-movie/

Making Sense of the World, Several Senses at a Time / Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/making-sense-world-sveral-senses-at-time/

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EP106: 6Ts with Mental Health and Taste

EP106: 6Ts with Mental Health and Taste

May 12, 2022

I used a wordplay about the food for thought. Then, I used a quote by Albert Einstein about persistence. Next, I talked about senses of taste and food. 

I talked about the ROPE of eating more food for fuel. Because I spent so much energy with my crutches, I needed to consume more food. Sometimes, I got into trouble with my parents for asking for more food. They grew up as immigrants with food scarcity. 

Episode resources

Albert Einstein - It's not that I'm so smart, it's just...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_einstein_106192

Sense - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste

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EP105: 6Ts with Mental Health and Sensory Overload

EP105: 6Ts with Mental Health and Sensory Overload

May 5, 2022

I used a wordplay about the environment. Then, I used a quote by Albert Einstein about the environment. Next, I talked about senses of character. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the ROPE of walking and talking with volumes of information I absorbed  information with my senses. My dad had a basic misunderstanding with my crutches. 

 Episode resources

Albert Einstein - The environment is everything that isn't...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/albert_einstein_165189

Sense - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense

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Rob Targos (@RobTargos) / Twitter

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EP104: 6Ts with Poetry and The Rocky Road

EP104: 6Ts with Poetry and The Rocky Road

April 29, 2022

I used a wordplay about standing and understanding. Then, I used a quote by Helen Keller about danger. Next, I read an original poem about traveling on the rocky road. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the ROPE of the unsteady fight on the road. I have used crutches to sustain myself. My crutches were instruments between my body and my mind. I have gained emotional ground on the rocky road. 

 Episode resources

Helen Keller - Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/helen_keller_131866

Helen Keller - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

National Poetry Month - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Month

Rob Targos - The Rocky Road

http://robtargos.com/2022/04/22/body-building/

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EP103: 6Ts with Poetry and Body Building

EP103: 6Ts with Poetry and Body Building

April 22, 2022

I used a wordplay about the board game Operation. Then, I used a quote by Helen Keller about building character through the trials of experience. Next, I read an original poem about building my body up again. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about the ROPE of the power of weakness. I managed my disability with my crutches. I also talked about resetting and recalibrating myself with 1000 steps. Finally, I came up with a FAITH acronym by Following Along in different parts of my body.  

 Episode resources

Helen Keller - Character cannot be developed in ease and...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/helen_keller_101340

Helen Keller - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Keller

National Poetry Month - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Month

Rob Targos - Body Building

http://robtargos.com/2022/04/22/body-building/

2 Corinthians, CHAPTER 12 | USCCB

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/2corinthians/12

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