Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tend to your own Knitting

            I’m knitting again, something I began forty years ago when I was going blind.  My plan, then, was to do what I could medically and live my life.  Often my life was in bed, propped up by three pillows, … Continue reading

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Climb Every Mountain, take 2

            As I’ve mentioned before, I faced many challenges after losing my sight, learning to use a cane, to read Braille, to manage major daily tasks, like negotiating a new city, or minor ones, putting eye liner on my eyelids, … Continue reading

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As I’ve mentioned before, I faced many challenges after losing my sight, learning to use a cane, to read Braille, to manage major daily tasks, like negotiating a new city, or minor ones, putting eye liner on my eyelids, not my nose. After an excellent training program, I lived on my own, changed careers from elementary school teacher to teen therapist, married, had two kids, became a writer, then came full circle back to teaching. All challenges met, though not always gracefully.

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After the Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the Cardinals on Monday night, following a long skid, my husband and I and two friends hugged and jumped and squeezed hands. Following their second victory last night with Garrett Jones’ homerun in the … Continue reading

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Mist Makes for Good Reading

              As I sit in my misty world, knitting, I finish an audio tape of Skybreaker; the second in Kenneth Oppel’s Matt Cruse steampunk series.  Mist plays a major role in this book of airships flying 20-30,000 feet above … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for Gray

              Swimming in the bay, just off the sandy shore near my apartment in Long Beach, California, I saw a tiny black line, caused by a retinal hemorrhage in my right eye.  During the many hospital stays and doctors’ … Continue reading

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