Monthly Archives: January 2015

Seeing with the Tongue, Part II

Seeing with the Tongue, Part II Echo location is certainly the best-known, most-used technique for finding out what’s around us as blind people. Sounds of our footsteps or, as I mentioned earlier, clicks of our tongues bounce off telephone poles, … Continue reading

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Echo location–the Tongue substitutes for Eyes

The NPR program, “This American Life,” aired an interesting segment from a program called “Invisibilia.” It featured a congenitally blind man named Daniel who was fiercely independent from birth. He rode a bike and climbed trees, always employing echo location. … Continue reading

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Is there more Anger in the 21st Century?

Anger Yesterday a friend vetched about the term, “Polar vortex.” “It’s cold,” she barked in frustration. “It makes me so angry.” I reminded her, maybe unkindly, of her biting off my head a year ago when I’d used the term, … Continue reading

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