Category: Real Talk

One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

I was so incredibly flattered when RNIB Connect Radio’s favorite poet in residence, Linda Raskin, gave me a shout out on air. She wrote this sassy little poem about GGB, and  I just could not keep it to myself! It’s brilliant!  ONE OF A SPECIAL… Continue Reading “One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind”

The Kindness of Strangers

 “Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~Mark Twain My friend and neighbor, Sheryl, has been helping me with various things over the last few years. From driving, navigating the stores, to simply walking with me and… Continue Reading “The Kindness of Strangers”

Making Blind Assumptions

My kitchen is the place where visual guessing games are played. I’m not very good at them. This might be due to me being overly, or underly, confident with my eyesight. I tend to make assumptions very quickly about what something IS or ISN’T.… Continue Reading “Making Blind Assumptions”

I wasn't that Lucky…but, I was Lucky enough!

I’ve contemplated getting involved in clinical trials for LHON treatments in the past. I’ve never gotten involved in one, for one reason or another. (i.e. location, travel, qualifications, schedules, etc.) Well, one of the newer clinical trials is being overseen by one of the world’s… Continue Reading “I wasn't that Lucky…but, I was Lucky enough!”

Delicious Enough to Come Back for More

What? What? I was doing some admin work on my blog site and I came across the “views” stats. Holy shit. YOU GUYS…my blog has had over 30,200 views since it was launched in January 2014. That’s incredible! That’s crazy! That’s so damn cool!… Continue Reading “Delicious Enough to Come Back for More”

Lots to Watch and Nothing to See

Maybe someday it won’t bother me that I’m the only one in the crowd who isn’t able to do it. Maybe someday it won’t bother me that I’m not able to feast my eyes on the colorful, the cuteness, or the catastrophes that pass… Continue Reading “Lots to Watch and Nothing to See”

It Takes Two to Tandem!

I used to work out constantly! I was teaching 8-10 group fitness classes a week, running a boot camp, and working out at home.  I was in the best shape of my life! I worked hard and I played hard!  Then, I started to… Continue Reading “It Takes Two to Tandem!”

An Epiphany will set you Free!

 Hey! Remember me? I sure hope so! I know this post is way overdue… actually, it’s ri-donk-ulously overdue!  I could tell you all the nitty-gritty and blah, blah, blah that got in the way of me sitting my ass down and cranking out blog… Continue Reading “An Epiphany will set you Free!”

You Can’t Replace A Face

I miss my family and friends so much. They didn’t go anywhere…. In fact, I see many of them everyday. There IS something different about them. There IS something different about me. The difference is that I’m legally blind and their faces do not… Continue Reading “You Can’t Replace A Face”

Hiding in Plain Sight

Let me set the stage for this blog post. I wrote the bulk of it two years ago on Facebook. My vision loss was still a mystery and GGB did not exist.  As I reread it…a myriad of emotions flowed back with every word.… Continue Reading “Hiding in Plain Sight”