Orientation and Mobility

Driving

Driving

Not being able to drive was the most painful thing in my life.   For the first time in my life there was no way to pretend to be like everyone else no more illusions.  I am legally blind.   I was definitely different.  It didn’t matter how high functioning I was or wasn’t or how well […]

Downhill Skiing

Downhill Skiing

I love to downhill ski.   I grew up in Calgary forty five minutes from Banff and some of the best skiing in the world.     I learned to ski in Calgary at PaskaPoo renamed Canada Olympic Park for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.   Anyway when I was learning to ski we called it Poo Glacier as […]

Support Systems

Support Systems

As the Beach Boys put it, “I Get Around!!”. It’s all about gettin around. If you’re blind, simply put, you need to be the easiest date at the prom. It’s all about logistics. Getting groceries, getting to the doctor, getting the kids, etc. It’s about getting things done. Your support system is everything. Without it […]

Pics

Pics

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. On the following pages you’l have access to a large portfolio of photos. On the one had you’ll see me up to all kinds of things getting into all kinds of mischief. On the other hand you’ll see the pictures I’ve taken from places […]

Crossing the Street

Crossing the Street

  Crossing the street is serious business. I have a rigor a discipline that keeps me safe and keeps me alive. Sighted people are so carefree so careless, jaywalking, cutting corners, crossing against the signal. I don’t have that luxury, my envelope of certainty isn’t that big. My rule of thumb is never trust a […]