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Stories From the Edge of Blindness

In 2002, Retinitis Pigmentosa changed my life. This is my story of a slow approach to darkness.

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Blind in the Time of the Virus

It seems like ages since I have written about blindness.  It feels so small, so insignificant compared to what the world is facing, but regardless of its weight in a moment or hour or day, blindness is always with me.  Blindness won’t... Continue Reading →

Hiking Blind

A friend recently asked me how I manage hiking with limited vision.  I have actually been thinking about writing a post about this since I started hiking again. I thought it might be something other people wondered about as well.  How... Continue Reading →

How Do I Get Out Of Here

I didn't start this month thinking I would be writing about mental illness, but I have been so encouraged by the bravery of other writers sharing their experiences, I feel the need to share my own, with the hope that... Continue Reading →

Hiking With Dogs (A Rant)

There is a popular hiking spot near my apartment.  It is a walk up into the Hollywood Hills and then about 2 more miles up a path that has been carved into the mountain.  There are a lot of beautiful... Continue Reading →

The Flip Side

Ironically, given that this is National Poetry Month, this post is not about poetry (they can't all be), and it may not be particularly poetic.  I just finished and submitted one of the most personal poems I have ever written,... Continue Reading →

Vigor in my Stride

I have often lived on the darker side of things, turned toward sadness and despair, wrapped myself in a cloak of sorrow.  I know that this way of living and thinking is simply part of the way I am made,... Continue Reading →

Tiny and Immense

When I was first diagnosed with RP and thinking constantly about what it would be like to be blind, I was gripped by the spikes of claustrophobia.  I imagined that the world would become tiny, the darkness choking me and... Continue Reading →

Stories from the Edge of Blindness is Spreading its Wings

I have been making some changes to the blog lately, as well as trying to give it more of a presence outside of WordPress.  In case you hadn't noticed, the look of the blog has changed; I had been using... Continue Reading →

Encased in Glass

Welcome to "Stories from the Edge of Blindness".  For those of you who are new readers, when I refer to Zelda (or Z), I am referring to my white cane. Encased in Glass My neighborhood has gone insane.  It has... Continue Reading →

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