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Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Date of Birth:  Friday, December 10th, 1943 Date of Death:  Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Obituary:BERGUM It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Bergum; husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Larry was born in Killam, Alberta on December 10, 1943. He married Doreen Dumont of Sundre on October 8, 1965, […]

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My Biosphere is Shrinking

My Biosphere is Shrinking

I’ve been back in Alberta now since July 2009. Ironically even though I grew up here I’m allergic to absolutely everything; pollen, duet, mould, all the trees all the flowers. I’ve found that even though I grew up in a house with smokers I can’t tolerate cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke all on its own will […]

A2

A2

  A very long time ago I worked for Health Canada and spent a lot of time in Ottawa Ontario for work.   I was away from home one December, my kids were very young.    The kids mother asked that I do the Christmas shopping in Ottawa as there wasn’t any time left before […]

Raising Children

Raising Children

Parenting is interesting at the best of times. I’ve learned more about parenting styles since my divorce then I did during my marriage. Do I parent differently because I’m blind? In a word yes. Before I had children I was the biggest opinionated arrogant non parent around. Oh those people don’t know how to parent […]

Changing a Diaper

Changing a Diaper

Isn’t it a right of passage for a parent to get painted with urine or plastered with poo while changing a diaper? I think all of us parents have at least one story, well maybe two. I’m not convinced that there is any difference being blind and changing diapers. Its a nasty affair at the […]

R.I.P.

R.I.P.

    Kyle Bruce Bergum is dead, only figuratively metaphorically, not physically, well not yet anyway. We all talk about it, death, and living. A friend was telling me the other day that we spend the first half of our lives thinking we are immortal and the last half of our lives working to understand […]

Dating a Sighted Person

Dating a Sighted Person

I’m still surprised at how many people find the blog by looking for relationship advice. Should I date a blind person, what can I expect from being in the relationship with a blind person. Lets turn it around for a moment and consider it from my perspective. What can I, being blind, expect from being […]