Up and Down the Blind Highway of Life
Today starts the year of the rat. The rat is the first year in the Chinese cycle of 12 years. This year is the year 4120 , the celebration of the year of the rat. People born in this year are said to be creative, ambitious, wasteful, clever and quick. Richard Simmons, Al Gore andContinue reading “The Year of the Rat, January 25, 2022”
As I sit to write today, the responsibility of being the first person to launch a book with Behind Our Eyes is humbling and terrifying at the same time. I was given the gift of gab and storytelling from both my Grandfathers. But I temper that ability to have a conversation with a unknown groupContinue reading “The Start of Book Launches January 20, 2022”
This is the second of my Father’s stories as told to me in his later years. As my brothers noted, the stories have grown in embleshments and drama. My reply to them is this, I have reported them as faithfully as I recall them but we all know that memory is a slippery illusion. SoContinue reading “Skinny Dipping January 18, 2022”
During the past week’s snow storm, I recalled a winter story that my Dad related to me. The town where he grew up was in the north, west corner of Wayne county. In the 1920’s it boasted a ski jump hill. The area was known as the Little Alps of Wayyne county. Though my DadContinue reading “Bruce’s Ski Story, January 13, 2022”
I love seeing any day that celebrates poetry in our lives. With that said ,how do you combined poetry at the workplace? Making up a short message to put on a sticky note or at the bottom of an email. A little note will brighten a co-worker’s day. “Stacks of folders, don’t be forelorn. AfterContinue reading “National Poetry at Work Day, January 11, 2022”
Epiphany or the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, is celebrated as part of the Christmas tide.The date can vary from the Sunday after New Year’s to the 19th of January. Differences are due in part to using the Julian or the Gregorian calendars. The Catholic church along with other Western Christian churches changed theContinue reading “Epiphany, January 6, 2022”
Welcome readers to a new year and a new perspective by guest writer, Leonard Touchyner. He has an interesting view on the pandemic and our responce to it. Leonard puts forth several thoughts about change and positive results to the pademic. His email is below his essay. Carol Farnsworth Too Shall Pass, a Different PerspectiveContinue reading “This too Shall Pass January 4, 2022”
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”
There are two informal holidays that interest me today. The first is call a friend day. I imagine that many of you have done this in the past several weeks. But what about that email or card that appeared from someone that you haven’t thought of for months or years? I have several old friendsContinue reading “Call a Friend Day December 28,2021”
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”
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