Category Archives: vision impairment

101 Years of Sad Eyes

So I had my little jaunt to the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland today.  I was up at 8:00am (thank you, L!), and showered.  GHI maintenance was here to repair my window — another blog … Continue reading

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How “Blind” Are You?

I wanted to write a post about blindness. It’s an aspect of my life I haven’t mentioned a great deal, except in passing. I have written about things to do with transitioning from female to male and GLBTQ* matters. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Ayes and the Eyes Have It

I am feeling sorry for myself, possibly for good reason.  Feeling sorry for oneself doesn’t change anything, but sometimes it’s a needed release, and sometimes it can spur us to productive action.  So I’m going to indulge myself, and if … Continue reading

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Transitioning in Pictures

As the Buddha points out again and again, the very essence of human life is impermanence.  Nothing is static, and so we are all undergoing constant transitions.  But living in this strange world with igneous rocks, slugs, blueberries, iPads, rainbows, … Continue reading

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Death of a Dream – Suicide, Part 6

But eventually I did learn the truth (that my wife had lied to me when she told me she owned her home, and that she’d spun countless other lies to hide the truth), got my spousal visa from the UK … Continue reading

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Seeing the World Through Clouded Eyes, But with Clarity

Hello! Today’s blog entry will be a little bit about my struggles apart from healing from a too-close encounter with a psychopath and some of my recent trials and successes. In the US, I’m classified as “legally blind,” and in … Continue reading

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