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Virginia Tech NCR Commencement.

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to address our newest graduates of Virginia Tech – now alumni – at their commenecement ceremony. This was, in particular, for those graduating from our programs that are here in the “National Capital Region,” as we call it – which is pretty much Washington D.C. and the …

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Real talk. It feels great.

This whole motivational speaking thing was never truly planned, you know. When I was in middle school, and I was just chatting it up with classmates, my teachers would always tell me to quiet down. That was when I learned the term “Justin, your voice carries!” Oh wow, did I really NOT like that. When …

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Stranger Dinner: September 2016. (& The Flanagan Wedding)

One of the most important goals for me during rehab last month was to get out in time to make it to a wedding. This was the 3rd wedding I’ve attended this summer alone, and each time it was the result of me working my butt off in a hospice-recovery setting to try and make …

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Because I just continue to be really impressed by Apple.

If you’ve read HESONWHEELS with any kind of frequency you, for sure, know by now how much I value Apple as a company. See this and this if you’re not quite sure. That’s why, today, I really want to share this new program that the company recently launched with you. I follow the website MacRumors closely and …

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Getting to SOCAP ’16.

Before the jump: please consider voting for my session proposal, “Meeting 1 New Person Everyday: Using Everyday Inclusion to Build a Stellar Village Around You” at SOCAP’s 2016 conference in San Francisco this September! Read more about why you should below :) … Social capital. A noun. Definition: the networks of relationships among people who live and …

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Life isn’t always easy, but it’s certainly worth living.

If you’re into movies, you’ve probably seen previews for the new film Me Before You. It has caught my attention particularly because so many people have told me about how the storyline reminds them of me; I guess primarily becuase one of the main characters in the movie uses a wheelchair to get around. Admittedly, before …

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