Re-post from The Moth Radio Hour: Ryan Knighton, a blind Dad, did 2 presentations as part of the moth radio hour on National Public Radio. They are pretty funny and true. Here is the link to them. He has also written a memoir called CockeyedRead more "Post from The Moth Radio Hour: 2 Presentations by a Blind Dad"
I graduated from elementary school at the top of my class and traveled daily to an exam high school far away. My parents were ambitious for me, but my mother was depressed and uncomfortable with my disability. We didn’t discuss my lack of close friends or invitations. In the end, I didn’t do well […]Read more "How Is the Disabled Young Adult in Your Life Doing? Is He His Own Man Yet? Is She Her Own Woman?"
My old friend Karen and I were having a catch-up lunch together. I was happily telling her about a trip I’d been on. Karen was watching the waitress beside me who was handing me a napkin without saying anything and rolling her eyes when I didn’t take it as if I was an idiot. Suddenly […]Read more "“She’s Blind”: tales for Family and Friends"
You are the closest relation or partner of someone who is losing vision, or has a diagnosis of a blinding disease. The shock and grief for you can be almost as great as for your loved one. You aren’t getting any of the special attention or professional care either. You’re just holding her (or his) […]Read more "Dealing With Vision Loss in Your Partner, Parent or Best Friend"
Last week’s post focused on the common misuse of the word blind to give negative punch to statements meaning ignorant or unaware. I got some push-back from my family as you will discover if you have a minute to check out the comments from last week. This post is focusing on the other side of […]Read more "The Other Side of the Blind"
Speaking up when you can’t see faces – it’s all about asking so you are sure With uncertain vision you lose the ability to make eye contact. Maybe you don’t recognize faces now. You aren’t sure when you are being spoken to – or listened to. If this is happening to you, you have to […]Read more "Ask at the Beginning – It’s Easier in the End"