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The Blind Victoria Cross (VC)

The latest edition of RNIB’s Vision Magazine contains an interesting interview with Lord Ashcroft about his collection of Victoria Crosses, one of which was awarded to a soldier who went blind and after World War I went on to practice law as a lawyer. 15 more words

The opener: and some commentary

To everyone who encouraged me to start this blog, hello and so forth. To those of you just stumbling onto my blog, welcome. Stick around, the posts will get more exciting. 427 more words


The Courage of Louise Braille

The young teacher sighed. It was hard to discover a system that would enable blind people to ‘read’.

Louis Braille knew only too well the frustration of trying to learn anything when books and documents were unseen. 196 more words

Daily Musings

Jesus and the Blind Man


When I read this passage, the first thing that comes to my mind is the response of the disciples. They ask Jesus what sin did this man’s parents commit. 409 more words

The Gospel Of John

The myth of eye contacts

Eyes, they say, are windows to a person’s soul. Poets, novelists and storytellers describe them as the communicator of truth. “They speak their own language,” goes a suggestion. 769 more words


Glass Cabin

Exaltations ring out
A giant ball of fire has turned its attention
On us, let us rejoice
Exhaust our windpipes
But every coin has two sides… 53 more words


The Last Page

Today’s blog post is perhaps the most difficult I will attempt.  Even as I sit in front of my computer, I’m not quick sure what will emerge from the keyboard.  8,177 more words