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…

5 Tips for Rideshare Users

As an adult living with vision loss, I don’t drive anymore. When my husband isn’t carting us around, I rely on public transit and rideshares to get where I need to go. I’m well aware of common safety concerns for women traveling solo, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be independent. After a few years…

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…