My friends might call this "Stories with Jonny"

Storyteller, Blogger, Regular Guy; Sort of...

Jonathon aka "Jonny"

I’m a 40-something (gulp) guy living in London, Ontario, Canada. Born with Spina Bifida, life has been interesting to say the least, so I decided to write about it. Maybe by reading this it will help avoid one of those awkward  “what’s wrong with you?” conversations that we might have. 

All joking aside, I’m a story teller, but I also blog about important issues regarding disability, faith…and other random thoughts in no particular order.

Recent Blog Posts

This is a post that’s been 20 years in the making. 20 years ago TODAY (September 17, 2001), I turned the key and locked the door for the very last time on the grocery store that I poured into for two and a half years. For those that haven’t read
It all started with a phone call just past 6pm on May 12, 2020. On the other end of the phone was a lady from the Children’s Aid Society wondering if we could take a little girl who had just turned 3 years old 2 months prior. The catch is,
If you haven’t watched my video on the subject, please check it out here and also, check out the blog post I wrote a few months back on our journey to starting a family here. About 2 weeks ago, we welcomed a special little person into our lives with 90
This is a question that gets asked to newlyweds, often very early in their marriage. “When are you guys having kids?” It’s a seemingly innocent, honest question, but the answer can be a challenging one for many couples. Our first few years of marriage were just like this. At every
Have you ever had one of those moments that was so pivotal in your life that you just can’t forget it? For me, one of those moments occurred on February 14th, 2003 and I can remember the words as if it happened yesterday. It was six short, simple words that
What is a “vlog”? Basically, instead of a “Blog” written like this a “Vlog” is like a blog, but with video instead of text. If you aren’t familiar, another term would be “YouTuber.” It’s a term used to describe someone who makes YouTube videos and generally a person who makes
Let me set the stage to give you perspective on who said these words to me and how they changed the way that I think about myself and my work. I’ve written about this before in other posts regarding the challenge that can exist for people with disabilities in finding
There are few things I enjoy more than a good night’s sleep. I’m one of those people who, when they hit the pillow, don’t wake up until the alarm rings. I usually get about 6.5 to 7 hours of sleep without interruption. It’s great and I feel bad for people
I just witnessed the most beautiful thing when I was sitting in Starbucks this morning and thought I would share. A young man came in – maybe 15 to 16 years old. He brought with him an unopened package of cookies that he tore open quickly and ate as though
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