The Past Is but a Steppingstone Toward the Milestones of the Future

2023-01-27T13:10:54-05:00January 27th, 2023|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Government, Technology|

As I look toward the future, full of untold opportunities, it is appropriate to reflect on the impact that 2022 has had on this journey we call life. I am undoubtedly grateful for the past, but I look forward to the future for all it holds. We must acknowledge recent events since the past informs

Should Characters With Disabilities Only Be Played by Actors With Disabilities?

2022-11-11T14:22:30-05:00March 22nd, 2022|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Entertainment, featured|

When I was younger, I loved acting and performing in high school. Some of the roles I played were president of Almalou Records in “Bye Bye Birdie”, a degenerate gambler looking to play in the oldest established, permanent floating crap game in New York, in “Guys and Dolls”, and a knight of The Round Table in “Camelot”. I love theater, film, and all the other performing arts.

Situational Disability: The “Other” Disability

2022-02-14T17:24:09-05:00February 14th, 2022|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. My disability happened very quickly. My illness was like a freight train out of control without any chance of stopping. I entered the hospital with sight and weighing about 190 lbs. A short two months later, I survived my illness but happened to have been left completely blind and a

Eye-Opening: A Story of Friendship, Fishing & Adventure

2022-02-10T13:06:08-05:00February 9th, 2022|Accessibility, Activities, Outdoors|

Guest Blog Post by Eric Carter Spurio This life offers each an opportunity to paint their own portrait. Despite the definitions of culture --achievement and success are relative. So often, even the healthiest of folk are met with stress and strife toward an illusory purpose, thus creating a life of suffering, with moments of fleeting

2022: The Year of People with Disabilities

2022-01-11T11:06:41-05:00January 11th, 2022|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Government, Technology|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As we turn the final page on 2021 and open a new chapter on 2022, it’s my sincere hope that we all experience a new year full of inclusion and life-changing possibilities. While I am a pragmatic realist, planning for the best but preparing for the worst, I think this

Tidings of ‘Dis’-Comfort and Joy: A Meditation on the Holiday Spirit in 2021

2021-12-08T10:24:11-05:00December 7th, 2021|Accessibility, Albert's Thoughts, Education, Entertainment, Government|

By Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed. As we enter another holiday season, the optimist in me wants to be filled with the magic, hope, and inspiration that usually comes this time of year. However, I must admit to being torn. The specter of COVID hanging like a cloud over us and the divisiveness around how to


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