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The Healing Horse, Ch. 40: The Red Barn

Welcome to Chapter 40, The Red Barn. Have you wondered how little Karen’s life would play out when she stopped being little girl Karen and became young lady Karen? First, she earned her driver’s license. Meanwhile, the world whirled on.

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 7: The Stop

A magical, spiritual influence has always run through my life. In this scene, I express my thanks. And it ends with me becoming a real California driving girl and listening to Simon & Garfunkel while I drive. Scene 7: The

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 6: The Test

You probably know how this scene will turn out. Karen is on a roll and scores another victory for her increasing independence. Hooray! [Image by Atlantic Training CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons] Scene 6: The Test Over the summer,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 5: Driving

Scene 5 continues the saga of learning to drive—with a near-disaster! Why the YouTube of a transit bus? Read on…    Scene 5: Driving At last, the day came. Karen had her learner’s permit, and she was ready to drive.

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 4: The Learner’s Permit

Young Karen continues her string of victories when she goes to the DMV and walks out with? Her Learner’s Permit! [Image from Looks like this DMV office still gets good reviews.]   Scene 4: The Learner’s Permit Session after

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 3: The Simulator

In the 1960s, schools used a simulator so students could practice reacting to situations they might encounter while driving. This was like a tiny car with a movie screen in front of it. The movie would show things like trucks

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39, Scene 2: Mama Reacts

Scene 2 continues young Karen’s pursuit of a driver’s license as she discusses what it means with Mama. [Image by Shijan Kaakkara, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons] Scene 2: Mama Reacts The bus stopped in front of Karen’s house,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 39: The Driver’s License, Scene 1: The Invitation

This chapter tells the story of one of the most important events in a teenager’s life—getting the driver’s license.  [Photo of Joseph Pomeroy Widney as President of USC (1892 – 1895) courtesy of Wikimedia Commons] Scene 1: The Invitation (Friday,

The Healing Horse, Ch. 38, Scene 5: This New Beginning

This scene concludes a chapter on a happy note. Young Karen receives confirmation from her spiritual mentor that she is becoming a teacher and preparing the next generation of people with disabilities to change the world for the better.  [Image

The Healing Horse, Ch. 38, Scene 4: The Riding Lesson

Young Karen loves dance, and she loves horses. Now, she shares her love of horses by teaching a boy how to gain confidence by overcoming his fears. [Image by Ealdgyth, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons] Scene 4: The Riding