Shaped from the Feet Up Shaped by an Assessment of Another My visits to the podiatrist shaped how I viewed my feet — and rarely in a positive way. The same morning I planned to visit the podiatrist, I had
Tip#5 Keep a Sense of Humor For the past two months, I’ve been sharing valuable tips in coping with vision loss I’ve gleaned from experience. Some tips have been of a practical nature while others deal with attitude-like the 3
Visually-Impaired – 5 Kitchen Tips When I taught primary school in Colombia, South America, I had a gringo colleague who enjoyed teasing me. One day Joe took his turn as the bus monitor and invited me to ride along. Just
“The Trouble With Trellises” An Excerpt from Cane Confessions 35-Day Author Blogging Challenge – Day 10 Debbie shook a finger at me. “Your clematis needs a trellis to grow properly. You pick up the trellis and I’ll stop by tomorrow to
Spotlight on Luke Gamble “The Man Behind the Song” I initially learned about Luke becoming a guest and being honored on the Today Show through my vision support group and I shared his story last week. I posted videos of
F is for Funerals Teachers know what letter grades mean. “Don’t you dare FAIL (or even FALL) at this funeral parlor gig.” As I prepared for it, I realized that everything I knew about funerals came from my senior high school
It seems that I always fall into wonderful serendipitous experiences. If I’m going to fall, that’s the best kind of fall to have–no bruises, no bumps or bangs, and no painful stitches. What a relief! These are elements I experience every day
Are you a fan of America’s Funniest Home Videos? Here’s a great one! Click on this link to watch “Smiley’s Bad Day“ This video won an award. No wonder! It is hilarious! But when I watched a second time, I saw
One of my favorite characters in Mobility Matters is “Buddy,” the four-legged
Even as a youth, Buddy had a way of drawing people to him.
companion I brought back from the Middle East. A quiet, unobtrusive stray black Lab mix I picked up at the men’s branch of the college where I teach, Buddy slowly but steadily wagged his way into my hea
“You can see a pencil across the room. Yet trip over an elephant on the way to pick it.” –Author Unknown
I have no idea who said this but it’s floating around my RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) Family and Support Group page and it’s an apt expression of what it’s like to see through the eyes of someone affected with RP.
My vision is unreliable. I don’t know why I can’t see some things and can see others clearly. It’s confusing and frustrating. But also … quirky! Here are a few examples.