Health Care First

In my babysitter days, inevitably I faced a problem. Splitting resources like desserts led to fights. Until I discovered a way around it: make one kid the cutter and the other one the chooser. Problem solved. When you prepare for others what you must consume, servings even out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a…

The Jaws of Strife

Living with a disability means unexpected complications pop up like tulips in the spring sunshine. But, disability doesn’t own the market of inconvenience. Problems are part of life. I was at work the other day updating accounts and preparing lawsuits. I remove staples by habit as duplicates are required in a legal office and staples…

A Pair of Glasses Cases

This year I received an updated Rx for eyeglasses at my low vision appointment. My doctor recommended I try a second pair for reading at the computer, a middle distance focus to reduce the lean-in tendency. I agreed. Stockton and I traveled over to the optician to shop. Selecting frames from the brightly lit wall…

Let the Sunshine In

I rest on the white porch swing with one of my terriers, Tilly. We stare at the bright green grass shooting for the sky. So many sprouts of life. Plants need water and light to grow, and April provides it. We’re made of needy cells, too. What do I need on a regular basis to…

Hats On

After a long winter daffodils emerge and birds sing the sun up. I want to be outside sitting on my porch swing or taking a walk with the dogs, whatever. As soon as I get outside I remember, Oh right, I like the warmer weather, but my eyes hate the bright sunshine. Sunglasses aren’t enough….