Coconut Toil

Everyone reading this has a spa. It’s called the bathroom. Take a warm shower, use an aromatherapy soap, apply a face masque. Spend two minutes on Pinterest and realize how many ways people can waste, I mean spend, time smothering themselves with Three Simple Ingredients in the morning. Unless of course you’re in your spa…

Traffic Jams

Last year I wanted to do an art project. I tested out some recording apps on my smartphone and found a basic, but reliable one. I decided to capture my commute in audio. For one week, I recorded the end of the workday, catching the bus, and walking to my husband’s office. After uploading the…

Four Years of Blogging

Four years ago, I started writing Adventures in Low Vision. I didn’t know many people with visual impairments, and I wanted to live better with low vision. Month after month, year after year, I learned ways of living with blindness as well as experienced the common humanity that binds us together. Living with a disability…

When Filing Cabinets Attack

My office sits on a street corner busy with city life. It’s an older building with quirks. The aged, narrow plumbing clogs, the electrical wiring fails, and we need a wi-fi range extender to maintain reliable cell coverage through the thick concrete walls the original tenant, a bank, needed. So I’m not surprised one of…

Agents of Change

Hey Everyone, I’m going to be straightforward. Last month, I started working on a project I care about deeply. And I’m going to need your help for it to be effective. At times it’s hard to speak up and ask for things, but we can’t do it all alone. Remember that therapeutic retreat for women…