If J. Crew Sold My White Cane

Note: October 15th marks White Cane Safety Day. Celebrate in style with one of my favorite posts.   CLASSIC WHITE CANE The little black dress of mobility, it goes everywhere and anywhere you do, a true traffic stopper. Sleek, lightweight. Folds down to fit neatly in your favorite leather handbag. Reflective tape enhances the profile….

Game Shows in Low Vision

When I think of game shows, I think of my Aunt Leslie. She loves them. She talks back to the TV. She critiques contestants. She will get caught up in the drama and joy. One time a relative needed a house-sitter and dog watcher. She explained as long as she would be able to watch…

Notes for Change

One weekend changed my life. In the summer of 2016, I attended a retreat in Utah organized by Becky Andrews for women living with blindness. The time I spent with my peers and the discussions we shared allowed me to realize I wasn’t alone. There would always be a way forward, together.  Becky maintained her…

The Costs of Making Your Voice Heard

I faced it years ago. And I wrote about it, the experience of turning in my driver’s license. Now in my yellow wallet I carry my state ID. Basically I only use it when I’m carded at restaurants. As the general election approaches, I realized while it was bittersweet to give up my drivers license, it’s…

Keeping in Touch

It’s not impossible. More often than not, it’s within reach. The slim gray rectangle capable of so much hardly does whats it’s named for anymore, a phone call. Sure, I’m dictating text messages on it regularly and often reading internet articles and occasionally verifying traffic jams as Stockton and I sit on the beltway. Using…