Monthly Archives: February 2016

Part III, fourth stage od disability: Depression

    The fourth stage that Kubler-Ross defines in her work with people who are grieving is depression.  Applying this structure to my blindness in hopes that it might say something relevant for many who are blind, I have to … Continue reading

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Part II: Emotional Stages of Disability

Part II   Kubler-Ross’ second stage of grief, which I’m applying to disability, is anger.  As my sight diminished bit by bit, first in the right eye, and then in the left, I found that the tasks I’d conquered as … Continue reading

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Applying Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief to disability, part I

I recently read a PMLA article by an English English professor, (as in one from the united Kingdom), who took Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-ross’ stages of grief and applied them to disability:  Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.  I thought it … Continue reading

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Remembering a guide dog on Valentine’s Day

Today is the first anniversary of my guide dog Flossie’s death. Ironically it was a Sunday and a play at City Theater.  As we returned from the play and stomped off the snow and salt from our boots at our … Continue reading

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Book recommendations: “Echo” and “The Book Itch”

I wanted to recommend two books that were honored by the ALA this year. The first is Echo, by Pam Munoz Ryan, published by Scholastic Press and was chosen as a Newbery honor book.  The book is historical, structured around … Continue reading

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Hearing Aid abuse

    For the past three months I’ve had new, fancy hearing aids.  They fit in my ear, but are paired with a kind of necklace which is paired with a microphone the size of my thumb.  This technology also … Continue reading

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