Category Archives: A Better Life

Judy Blue Eyes on Her Son’s Suicide and Her New-Found Advocacy, Part Two

After her son’s suicide Judy Collins read My Son, My Son, A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family by Iris Bolton. “Iris is one of the people who called me after my son’s death,” she said. “Joan … Read more

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Judy Blue Eyes on Her Son’s Suicide and Her New-Found Advocacy

Singer and activist Judy Collins knows all too well what mental illness and suicide can do to the family and friends left behind. Collins is a charming, quick-witted and intellectual woman who, since the loss of her only son to … Read more

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Driver Orders Dog Guide To Ride In Taxi Trunk

In order to ride in a Denver (Colorado) Union Taxi Cooperative Cab, the driver told Judy Brown she had to put her dog guide Alberto in the trunk of his car. Denver media picked up on the story.. Said Brown, … Read more

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Freedom to Shop ‘til my Battery Runs Out

This past Saturday, I headed out on my usual errands, which for me includes a stop at a Big Box craft store so I can purchase supplies. I’ve been creating art since I can remember … I have to, it … Read more

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Four Legged Animals Are Passengers Too:How Safe Are They?

I’ve often wondered about the safety of my trained and certified canine companions while I’m racing across town or country in motorized vehicles and flying machines. My previous dog guide, Frisco, was with me when I attended a teachers’ conference. … Read more

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Companion Dog or Service Dog: New Department of Justice Ruling

I talked with a lady on the bus who told me why she brought her emotional support dog with her. She said the dog helped her stay calm and the dog was her companion. This companion dog was a little … Read more

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