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The high points

Strong suits…

It’s not like an actual suit that you can just put on when you feel like it. Some things that I find really rewarding and makes me feel as though I have accomplished something, may be something that another person does on a regular basis. 280 more words


Beauty in Blindness

I am Blind. I am BeautifulBlindness is beautiful.

I love my life as a blind individual. Growing from a person with full sight, to a person with low vision, to a person who is legally blind with very little vision remaining, I have learned a lot and believe I have a special outlook on life. 1,016 more words

Retinitis Pigmentosa

a girl with a guide: week one at GDB

Sometimes we fantasize something only to have our expectations crushed, but being at GDB has been far more than I imagined.

before coming here, I was nervous about lots of things, with reason, as this is a brand new adventure: I wasn’t sure I could take care of another living thing, that I had too much vision to properly use a guide dog, that she wouldn’t like me. 929 more words


Not an Access Refusal ...

Yet another example of a taxi driver providing a lesser service to me, simply because I have a guide dog. Last week, my husband and I booked a taxi from a friend’s house late in the evening. 483 more words

blazing trails with waggy tails: frequently asked questions

I’m really, actually doing it: I’m taking a step for my independence and going on my first solo trip to Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) in San Rafael, Cali! 1,136 more words


Happy Tom

Can I tell you just how much Tom disliked our sedan?

So much so that if I asked him to “Find the car” in a parking lot, or better yet when we walked out of the house, he would pretend he had no idea what I was talking about and walk right past it. 350 more words


Where Did July Go?

I’ve been writing this blog since August 2007, and I’m almost sure I’ve posted something at least once a month every month since then. I know that’s not many posts in nine years, but the point I’m making is that I never missed a month. 964 more words

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