What Kind Of Day Am I Having?

No idea why I’ve never noticed them before, but this year I couldn’t help but take note of the Klomps Home & Garden commercials during our local news. I’m not much of a gardener so I’m sure that’s part of it, but I do tend to pick up on ad jingles and such fairly quickly …

Being Blind In The Pandemic. Could Be Better, Could Be Worse

This column, written by our friend Shermeen Khan (look at me name dropping) for the Waterloo Record gets into a lot of the things that Carin and I have been saying throughout the pandemic. Like us, she and her husband are blind, which in itself adds an extra layer of complexity to dealing with this …

Your Outlook Is Like A Prison That You’re In

A friend sent me this song and encouraged me to tear it to pieces. Don’t mind if I do. Here are the lyrics, so we can rip this thing apart in new and creative ways. Maybe I don’t speak too well but I’m coming outta my shell And I like playing by myself if you …

There Are No Rules About Mental Distancing. Stop That!

I have been feeling anxious when out walking because I never feel like I can keep the six feet of distance. This is not helped by Shmans’s tendency to kind of buzz people as they go by. Sometimes she just scoots past them, and sometimes she has sniffed people in a moment of weakness. Either …

Corona Coraziness!

Wow, what a week. It has gone from “gee this virus is moving fast, maybe we should watch stuff” to “CANCEL EVERYTHING NOW!” The transition, although necessary, is a bit jarring. I am really really really happy I didn’t go to Anaheim. If I had, I’d be being asked to self-isolate now. All the shifting …

Somebody Help Me Figure Out The Ramble Tag

I need somebody to please tell me if there’s something I’m missing here, because I’m not understanding how harnessing yourself to your sighted guide rather than simply taking an elbow makes the experience of being guided any more independent or any less awkward than it is currently. Is it awkward? I’ve never had a problem …