The Good Daughter

How often do you find in a story a character like yourself? Physically or emotionally, characters embody traits like ours. Maybe you share a haircut or hometown or you both went through breakups recently. Finding similarities fosters a connection, a desire to walk together through the story. After gaining my disability, it was hard initially…

Anne with an E {review}

Note: No major spoilers in this review of Anne with an E. It discusses only the first two episodes of the seven part series. Listening as Mom read chapters from Anne of Green Gables at bedtime is a cherished childhood memory. Old enough (8 or 9?) to read L. M. Montgomery’s book myself, I appreciated…

Life is a Mystery

It’s cold. The evening darkness lasts, encouraging me to hunker down with clever entertainment available without the usual buildup of a television premiere. And so I do. Over the last few weeks I consumed chapters of a new Netflix web series, The OA. Plus, Netflix offers audio description. I can’t say enough about this accessibility…

For the Benefit of Those Who See

Curiosity thrives around what goes unseen. I spent hours under anesthesia for eye surgery. All lost time. No recordings from the OR, but still I wish to watch one. This wish resurfaced when I read about an eye surgery told by Rosemary Mahoney in her book, For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from…

I’ll Know It When I Hear It

I was stretched out on the couch under a blanket. Twilight. The neighborhood remained quiet, but I couldn’t get back to sleep after letting the dog outside. I queued up a much talked about podcast. Hours later when Stockton woke up and got ready for a bike ride, I was still on the couch listening…