I have concluded my lengthy series of posts on living life with a visual impairment.
Part XIII is about going to school:
Part XIV is about how I get around:
Part XV is just covering some random topics that didn’t fit anywhere else:
Part XVI is putting the whole thing in to perspective and making some acknowledgements:
In entry 12, which has been my favorite to write thus far, I talk about dating relationships. Since I can’t see what attracts me to a woman? How do I flirt? What might be like to date someone with a visual impairment (this is what it would be like to date me but not all cases are the same) and how I do or do not meet women.
This is probably my favorite of all the entries I’ve written thus far. I can also say with confidence that the series will run through the end of February with the final post coming on Saturday. Unless of course I get more reader questions that necessitate follow up posts.
First of all may I just say that I am very excited that the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is happening in May. It is a few years later than I would have liked, we discussed this fight during the original incarnation of the site but the fact that it is happening at all is at least better than the alternative of it never happening.
I may even bring back a staple of the old site and do some round by round live blogging of the fight but we shall see.
Anyway, I wanted to share links to my on-going series on being visually impaired.
I have posted two more entries in my on-going series on what it is like to be visually impaired.
Part V should have been the first part. This part was prompted by a question from a reader who wanted to get to know me better and wanted to know more basic information about me. So this post deals with my life as it is right now as well as a story or two about choosing a college and some other material.
Today’s post deals with some questions I have gotten from readers up to this point as well as an introduction to and explanation of how Braille works.
I can see the end coming unless I get more questions, maybe 2 or 3 more posts to go, unless I revisit the series at a later date. I’m posting one a day as things either come to me or I get questions.
Yesterday and today I have put up two more posts over on my personal website on what it is like for me to be visually impaired.
Yesterday's post discusses entertainment options for me, technology issues and public speaking. It also is the first post in which I ask for any questions readers might have.
You can read that post at the following link:
Today's post might be interesting to any person who reads this and is interested in dreams. In this post, I tackle the question of how do blind people dream?
As I said, anyone interested in dreams might find that quite interesting. I can't say if it would come as news to people who research dreams for a living but it is there for all, regardless.
Earlier today, I linked to a post I wrote on my personal website on what it is like for me to live my life with a visual impairment. A friend’s comment sparked another thought and then it was like a snowball rolling down hill and led to an entire sequel post.
This post contains more childhood memories, memories of what it was like when I lost a lot of the vision I was born with, why I relate better to people older than me and when it was that I felt like I could relate to people my own age for the first time.
If you liked the first one, this one might be even better.
The fact that I am visually impaired does not come up often on this site. For reasons that remain unclear to me even hours after writing it, I decided to write a post about what it has been like for me to live my life with blindness. I wrote it on my personal website, so if you are interested in reading it:
I do not claim that my experiences are the same as anyone else. Nor do I claim that my opinions on matters of discrimination are the same as anyone else. I’m just giving my assessment of how things are for me.