Chasing Brain Freeze

Ice cream, popsicles, slushies. A tall drink fixed over ice. Is there anything more refreshing on a hot day? Growing up without central air just meant going to the swimming pool more often. Running errands with one of my parents as the sun shined relentlessly and your legs stuck to the car seats was tolerable…

Computer Screen Glare

My eyes and glare go together like students and a substitute teacher. One wrong move and the day isn’t going to go well.  Some days the ocular classroom is relatively calm. Some days roll call isn’t complete and I’ve lost control.  To manage light sensitivity I rely on things like hats, sunnies, and adjustable window shades….

Quality of Air

It’s the air that gets them. Or more accurately, it’s what is not in the air that irritates my sensitive eyes. After Halloween for months until the season changes and warmer outdoor temps arrive, indoor heat persists. Whether it’s radiant, forced air, or baseboard electric it fills the spaces I exist in. I can dream…

Accurate Transit

When you’re living with a disability, transportation can be a hassle. For most of us, hopping in the car and driving ourselves wherever we want to go particularly at the last minute is no longer an option. It takes time and effort to coordinate rides, wait for pick-ups, and figure out the best options for…

Staring at the Sun

Towns painted lines to denote viewing areas. Retailers stocked ISO-certified shades since regular sunglasses aren’t protective enough. Tourists booked trips to the path of totality. What’s going on? Well, across a strip of the US on Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse. It’s a fascinating event, but I’m not planning on going outside that…