Thoughts for the New Year December 30, 2121

Many people reflect on changes to make in the new year. Since this is a blog about the experience of a blind individual, I will put forth curtersy rules when interacting with the blind. People don’t have conversations often with a blind person. When they do, they may need some guidelines of what to doContinue reading “Thoughts for the New Year December 30, 2121”

Christmas protocol December 23, 2021

We are making up for the shut down and sheltering in place of Christmas 2020. We are determine to celebrate as usual but at what cost? Recently, my husband and I went to the grocery store to pick up several needed items. There were many empty shelves of items that are normally available. There wereContinue reading “Christmas protocol December 23, 2021”

Natal Luz, December 21, 2021

Natel Luz or Christmas festival of light is held in Fermata Brazil from November 12 to January 13, Making it the longest and largest Christmas festival in Brazil. It started in 1986 with a concert and a Christmas light show. It is now the largest Christmas festival in Brazil. Earning Fernatta the name Christmas capitalContinue reading “Natal Luz, December 21, 2021”

Peonies In Winter December 14, 2021

On a cold drizzling day, I listened to this book by Sally Rosenthal. Her poetic memories, take the reader from an English cottage to a small village in Pennsylvania. Along the way we are introduced to Sally’s grandparents, parents and her husband Samual. Her family’s circle was complete with three guide dogs and the sevenContinue reading “Peonies In Winter December 14, 2021”

Pearl Harbor Remembered, December 7, 2021

In 1976, my parents took a trip to Hawaii with the Knights of Columbus group. They paid for me as a graduation gift from college. I spent a week exploring the island of Oahu. One of the memorable moments was accompanying my Dad, a WWII veteran to the memorial in Pearl Harbor. We took aContinue reading “Pearl Harbor Remembered, December 7, 2021”

Christmas Cards, December 2, 2021

A second tradition of the holiday season is the writing and sending of Holiday cards. As a blind individual, I start early writing braille greetings to my braille group. I found some three dimensional cards in a dollar store. They had paper inserts, making the brailling easy. At a dollar a card, they beat Hallmark’sContinue reading “Christmas Cards, December 2, 2021”