4 Ways Living with Vision Loss is Like Summer Camp {Vintage Post}

Crackling camp fires and wayward hikes. Tipped canoes in placid lakes. Simple cabins in the woods. Watching campers on TV in the 1980s, I wanted to sign up alongside Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap. A camp job in college taught me devious teens and relentless heat can be interesting and exhausting when you’re in…

A High Temperature

On my day off, Stockton takes me to lunch. It’s stuffy outside even after the quick-passing thunderstorm. “Do you know what the solstice is?“ I overhear someone ask the bartender at the local seafood joint. Silently I answer from a few feet away at the white plastic sheet covered table Stockton and I share. I…

In the Laundry Room

Our bathroom fits a compact laundry unit and not much more. When it was time to replace it, size mattered. Dad lent us his Consumer Reports Buying Guide and we searched for stackable front-loaders. At a local shop, we found a set that matched our needs. I didn’t fuss over the display, other than to…

Pollen for Days

It resides in all the lovely blooms and blossoms. The wind blows, and it’s airborne. It floats, it falls. It coats our porch. It covers our car. It sticks to our terriers. It overshadows the splendor of spring. The pollen invasion is on. Spring in Mayberry: I sneeze, my nose runs more than usual, my…

Changing Landscapes

The bomb cyclone delayed us, but it didn’t stop us from traveling across the country. We would still make it with plenty of time for the wedding of a dear friend of my family.  My sister and I grew up with him and his brother, we swam on the swim team together, we graduated a…