Monthly Archives: December 2015

Travel abroad with service dogs

My husband has been traveling to England the past two summers for research and plans two trips there in 2016.  Because he works a six-day week there, and because I’m blind and need sighted assistance to tour any country, I … Continue reading

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Unemployment I just read Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Dog, and the Triumph of Trust, by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory. Mike was on the 78th floor of one of the towers when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in 2001. Hid guide dog, Roselle, stayed calm throughout the chaos and flying debris and led him to safety down nearly 1500 steps. The book begins with the wee hours of that day when thunder awakened Roselle. Like one of my guides, she was scared of the changing barometric pressure and the noise of the thunder and trembled and whined till the storm passed. She and Mike had little sleep the night before the devastating strikes, but both remained as calm as possible in the tragic 9-11 circumstances. I just read Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Dog, and the Triumph of Trust, by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory. Mike was on the 78th floor of one of the towers when the first plane struck the World Trade Center in 2001. Hid guide dog, Roselle, stayed calm throughout the chaos and flying debris and led him to safety down nearly 1500 steps. The book begins with the wee hours of that day when thunder awakened Roselle. Like one of my guides, she was scared of the changing barometric pressure and the noise of the thunder and trembled and whined till the storm passed. She and Mike had little sleep the night before the devastating strikes, but both remained as calm as possible in the tragic 9-11 circumstances.

  I just read Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Dog, and the Triumph of Trust, by Michael Hingson and Susy Flory.  Mike was on the 78th floor of one of the towers when the first … Continue reading

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TED talk on gratitude

  A TED talk on happiness featured a lovely Catholic priest speaking of gratitude as key.  I can remember a dear dying friend who spent the minutes before sleep each night, listing the things she was thankful for.  But the … Continue reading

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