Our Finest Gifts We Bake

It started after dinner. I would fling open the hinged pantry doors and scan the wooden shelves for a good choice. Brownies? Jell-O? Something boxed would catch my elementary-schooler eyes. I can’t remember ever being told no when I hollered to my parents in the living room, “Can I make this?” I’m the kid who…

3 Ways Living with Vision Loss is like Thanksgiving

Living with vision loss can be as puzzling as figuring out the appeal of turducken. If you’ve never experienced it, you’re going to be in for a few surprises. Thanksgiving has the potential to be surprising, too. Here are some ways Thanksgiving reminds me of dealing with low vision: Plan ahead, but don’t be afraid…

Community Quest

I won’t be wearing my sunglasses at the bus stop. With Sunday’s time reset, evening hits earlier. It’s the pause before the glitz and obligations of the holiday season. Home is where my husband, Stockton, and I live here in leafy Mayberry. But part of my heart gravitates to the original Mayberry in Pennsylvania where…

Halloween Candy in Low Vision

This past weekend after watching (all) of Stranger Things Season 2, I’m seeing nougat differently. But my general candy preferences remain the same. I dug out this post from the archives just in time for the night of frights… Did you buy candy for the trick-or-treaters? It’s almost Halloween. In fact, you might be reading…

Another Load

I sit on my bedroom floor in front of my dresser, staring into a messy drawer. Next to me, a pile of clean laundry awaits placement. It’s time to re-fold the drawer contents–open up space and donate unworn items. Any moment one of my terriers will find the heap of warm clothes and transform them…