Category: Life with a White Cane

Pride and the Fear of Prejudice: Reflections on Picking Up a White Cane | Eric J. Harvey

I am totally intrigued by the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of other blind people when they reflect on their acceptance and use of a white cane. I suppose it’s because I can relate to 99% of what they have to say. I came across…

Moses Of The High Street | Marc Gulwell

It took me an awful long time to even consider picking up a white cane even though I knew it would help me. There was always that stigma of finally admitting yeah, you are blind. I didn’t want to be that guy. So I…

OMG! Where's My White Cane?

I carry a huge purse with all my blind “stuff” in it. When I take things out of my purse, they MUST go back into my purse. Does that always happen? Apparently not. Last week, my son drove me to an appointment and graciously walked…

The 4 Stages Of White Cane Acceptance

“If I use a cane….then the whole world will stare at me. I will look like a BLIND person! I’m only sorta kinda blind. I can see contrast and blurry objects, so I’ll be fine without it.  I don’t want to hold a cane,…

That four letter word… C. A. N. E!

So, THAT four letter word has come up. I had the “CANE” chat at my last doctor’s appointment. Of course, my mind started the fight immediately …. Hold UP! I don’t need a cane, I don’t want to carry a cane, I’m not THAT blind!…