Andrew Adolphson

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Hello, I am 25 years old and live with my parents and twin sister. I also have an older brother and 2 lovely dogs

The Power Of Hope

You are sitting in your room because you’ve just lost your best friend, aunt, uncle or any other family member. You are feeling pretty emotional and you feel like putting up a wall… but then you will be more isolated from your family and friends. What your experiencing is grief.
Grief is a type of emotional response to loss. It’s caused by having a strong affection for someone living. I am in the process of experiencing grief myself. Sometimes people think that grief will go away eventually, but that is simply not true. There are times you feel sad and emotional, but there are other times you feel happy and calm. The 5 stages of the grieving process are: denial, anger, depression, bargaining and acceptance. These stages don’t often go in order and it could take weeks or months to go from 1 stage to the other. The truth is that everyone grieves differently, and that’s okay.

A Guide To Daredevil The Movie

You are sitting on the couch with your beloved family trying to figure out what movie to watch. You already finished the movie titanic which was very sad, emotional and heartbreaking. Truthfully, that's not what your family actually wanted to watch, but they didn't want to disappoint. You are looking for something that is action pact, entertaining and suspenseful.
Daredevil is a blind man named Matthew Murdock who is a lawyer by day and a superhero by night. Although he is blind, he uses his other four senses: sound, touch, taste and smell to fight crime and protect the city of New York. His abilities include, but are not limited to: superhuman agility, reflexes and balance. Daredevil has a slew of weapons he uses to fight crime with. Obviously, with him being a lawyer, his first weapon of defense is the law. He is an expert in criminology and police procedures. He also has expertise in martial arts and is a Master hand to hand combatant. His signature weapon is a specially designed baton that he created. Disguised as a cane, the multipurpose weapon has 30 feet of Aircraft cable that is connected to a case-hardened steel grappling hook. There are internal mechanisms inside that allow the cable to be neatly wound and unwound. The handle can be straightened and used for throwing, but it can also be split into two parts. One of them is used as a fighting baton and the other has a curved hook which is probably for grabbing onto objects.

A Guide To The Fruit Of The Spirit

Imagine you are scrolling through social media on your iPhone when you come across a Facebook post that talks about the Fruit of the Spirit. You are intrigued by this so you click on it to expand the view. You read: hello, I’m wondering if anyone can give me some insight on the Fruit of the Spirit? What are they?
You scroll down a little further and notice that there aren’t any comments. You think to yourself, how can I answer this without being long winded?The Spirit sums up 9 characteristics of a person or community living within an agreement with The holy trinity (God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.) according to Galatians chapter 5 verse 22-23, the Fruit of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. now, let us dive deeper into the characteristics. We love our family and friends. Now, let me ask you a question: if any of these people died or perished, wouldn’t you be upset? Of course! Now, let me ask you the same question but in a different context: how would you feel if any of these people perished while protecting you? At first you’d probably be upset, but then you would come to the realization that this person died for me!

20 Unique, Interesting And Strange Winter Holidays To Celebrate

Imagine you are sitting on the couch checking emails on your computer when suddenly you come across an email with the subject titled winter holidays to celebrate.
We know about special holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter etc., but are there any other winter holidays to celebrate? As a matter of fact, there are several. Some you may have heard of, some might surprise you and some are a little strange. Christmas is coming and today is the day to write your list. Just one quick question: have you been naughty or nice? Remember, Santa knows. Thanks to the hard work of his elves, he has two lists: a short one for the children who are naughty and a much longer one for the children who have been good all year long! When making your list, you may want to put on some tunes and get into the Christmas spirit!

An Ultimate Guide To Accessibility

Imagine being in a world disabled and having no accessibility! you may never be able to do the things you've always wanted: drive a car, talk to your loved ones over the phone etc.
Accessibility is the design or adaptation of products, devices and environments that can be usable no matter the disability Thanks to the ADA (Americans with disabilities act.) This is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. You may be thinking, “what's so great about accessibility? If we didn't have it, would people with disabilities mind?” Here are a couple situations to think about. Let's just imagine for a second that you do have a disability and you are going out to dinner at a restaurant. You get to your table only to discover you cannot read the menu. Do you think about asking the waiter or waitress? You probably don't want to waste their time. Now imagine you are hearing impaired. The waiter or waitress tries to get your attention so you can order, but you cannot understand. Now, let's take a look at the final scenario. imagine that you are unable to get yourself out of the restaurant Because you are confined to a wheelchair. No matter how hard you try, you cannot hold the door without it closing on you and this is extremely frustrating

The Power Of Aira And How It Impacts My Life

Imagine a world full of surprises and possibilities. Now imagine actually doing these!
Aira is a service designed to deliver instant access for the blind and lowvision anytime and anywhere. This company is passionate about transforming lives for people who are blind or low vision to fully engage, navigate and explore their world. The seeds for starting Aira were established in 2015 when Suman Kanuganti and a blind communications professional Matt Brock struck up a friendship that led them to begin discussing how Google glass technology could be used to aid the blind and visually impaired to develop more independence and also become more mobile. From this concept, Kanuganti was inspired to create a service similar to OnStar.

15 Tips To Make A House Or Apartment Accessible

Many people like an apartment or house to live in with Family and friends. Now imagine one of your family or friends has a disability and you think you may have to look for a new apartment or house that is comfortable to live in and is barrier-free. Instead of doing this, why not make your current house or apartment accessible?
First, let's talk about the tips for low vision. This can range from visual impairment to complete blindness. Follow these simple tips and you can make your home low vision friendly! You will want to provide plenty of lighting in the areas of the home such as reading, recreation and socializing. Light should always be at the point of focus (where you will be doing work, not at the eyes.) Some tips to help with this could include: Rearranging the furniture can help you move around your house more easily and stop injuries. There are many ways to rearrange furniture and still have functionality and added convenience for your living space. Some of these ways could include:

How KEEN Is Changing The World

Imagine a world where every child is excepted no matter their disability. Now imagine this world has programs that are free and noncompetitive!
KEEN (Kids Enjoying Exercise Now) is a nonprofit organization which is modeled on an innovative program that is established in Oxford England by Elliott Portnoy (an American student studying there. Elliott Portnoy played tennis regularly and offered to teach his friend’s son who had Down syndrome how to play. Other boys with down syndrome wanted to learn as well and Elliott Portnoy learned that it was easier when someone was helping. In 1992, Elliott Portnoy brought KEEN to the Washington DC area with help from a handful of parents and volunteers. The mission of KEEN and its ideal principals stay the same: providing free recreational opportunities to children and young adults with disabilities by pairing them with trained volunteers for fun and noncompetitive activities.

Why Ventriloquists Are Becoming More Popular

They say that laughter is the best medicine. Since this is true, sometimes laughter offers much more than just a chuckle. It can lift us from feeling depressed or relieve us from stressful situations.
Ventriloquism is an act in which a person creates an illusion in which their voice is coming elsewhere, usually a puppeteer or dummy. Ventriloquism originally was a religious practice. The Greeks called this gastromancy (εγγαστριμυθία.) One of the earliest recorded group of prophets to use this technique was the priestess at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. The shift from ventriloquism as spiritual forces to ventriloquism as entertainment switched in the 18th century. Comedians have a humorous personality and they can make anything funny. I think ventriloquism can go further because not only do they have a humorous personality, they probably can connect with the audience as well.

Top Clean And Funny Comedians To Enjoy

Do you like comedy? Maybe you have children that are not allowed to here stuff (bad language or other things.)
On a bad day, comedy can lift your spirits. You may just need a good laugh every once in a while. Here are some comedians that are fairly clean and hilariously funny. Anjelah Johnson is an American actress, comedian and former cheerleader for the NFL. Quickly after, her popularity landed her the roll of the legendary character Bon Qui, a disgruntled food employee who wanted to pursue a music career. She impersonated his character on MAD tv. Anjelah is very special among clean comedians because although she brings a street attitude to the stage, she never curses or uses offensive words keeping everything fun and entertaining for the whole family.
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How Bush Stadium Is Helping Baseball Fans Get Back Into The Swing Of Things

Are you ready for this pandemic to be over? Do you miss going to sporting events?
I didn’t realize how much I missed going to a baseball game until I got invited by a friend to attend. during the summer, I listened to the St. Louis Cardinals on the radio. I love the radio announcers, but nothing is quite as exciting as going to a game. There are so many things I missed: the smell of food, listening to the fans cheering and many others. First though, let's look at some of the changes Busch Stadium has made due to COVID 19. Upon entering the stadium, you are asked to wear a mask over your nose and mouth. you can keep your keys, wallet and cellphone in your pockets. However, bags and purses no bigger than 6 by 8 inches are allowed. Keep in mind, there is no paper ticketing and only cashless transactions. The seats are grouped together in pods (four or less) with at least 6 feet between.

How Music And Audiobooks Are Becoming More Digital

Imagine having kids and you are taking a road trip somewhere. Your children ask you to turn on some music or and audiobook, but you left in a hurry and forgot the collection of CDs sitting on top of your bookshelf. Furthermore, you have left your phone at home so you could enjoy nature and also spend some quality time with your family.
Music or audiobooks have always been a part of our lives. You can tell what mood we are in by the type of music we listen to or the excitement in our faces and emotion we give when entranced in an audiobook. Some people are perhaps wondering, how did we get to the point of being digital? If you have a simple personality, you may just want the short answer and this is technology advancement. However, if you have a more in-depth personality, I will gladly go into the specific aspects. When you think of accessibility, you may automatically come to the conclusion that you can pull up almost any song or audiobook on the internet and listen to it. While this is true, that wasn’t the case back then.

The Top Healthy Ways To Effortlessly Fall Asleep And Wake Up Well Rested

Imagine getting home from a long day of work. You plop down on the couch and prop your feet up with a big cup of coffee in your hand. A title of a song comes to mind and you can’t get it out of your head. You start humming the words: It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog. After a few moments, you realize that the song you were thinking of was from the Beatle’s. Despite this, you are having trouble falling asleep.
Sleep is one of the most vital ways to repair the body and is an essential function that helps you to wake up feeling recharged and refreshed. This also helps fight off diseases. Lack of sleep can harm your ability to concentrate, contemplate clearly or recollect memories. Not being able to fall asleep can be frustrating. Here are some examples that might help you! all of us must love that moment when we get to snuggle under the covers and get comfortable for sleeping. This is easier said then done. Once you do get relaxed, falling asleep can be difficult for some. If this is the case, you may have to make changes.

How Audio Description Is Being Adopted For Inclusion

Descriptive audio is becoming more and more popular over the years. Why aren’t more people adopting it?
Audio description is a form of narration that plays along with a movie or TV show enabling the visually impaired (VIP) to enjoy the same things as their sighted peers. Being visually impaired myself, this was not always the case. While growing up, if I wanted a movie or something to watch, my parents would need to order it from a special website. We would play it in a VCR, video cassette recorder because it was a VHS, video home service. If the movie that my family wanted to watch could not be ordered, one of my parents would try describing what was happening. With technology advancing, this rarely happens now, but if it does, I know I can count on someone to come through. If you’d like to see audio description in action, feel free to check out this video:
The Top Reasons On Getting A Pet by Andrew Adolphson

The Top Reasons On Getting A Pet

Have you ever thought about having a companion in your life? Maybe you’re a family that has children, a newly married couple, an elderly person living alone or many others. The thought of having a pet can be a little daunting and terrifying. With dogs especially, you would need to train them, but with any pet, you need to take care of them. People may think that owning a pet is difficult. You need to vacuum, pick up its mess, feed and water it, but most of all, give it lots of attention. While this may seem not so exciting, it is actually enjoyable! Here are some examples that might influence your decision.