From Four Eyes to Four Legs

My old blog has a new home!
Catch up on old news and current adventures here.

Being blind can be an adventure, and no adventure is complete without an adorable animal side-kick. Learn what it’s like to live, work, and play with a Seeing Eye dog, enter the world through my dim eyes, and follow writing updates.

Anneliese lies on a red blanket with Greta draped over her chest. Both are grinning broadly, and Anneliese’s clothes are covered in dog hair.
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Guest Post: Hi, I’m Greta! It’s My Story Too!

Hi, I’m Greta! I’m so excited to meet you all! Can we be friends, please? Right now? Are we friends yet? I love you all! Ah, I should calm down and introduce myself. I’m Greta, and I’m a Seeing Eye dog! My partner is Anneliese, and together we go on lots of adventures! Or, we used to, but…

Latest Posts

My Problem with Pain

In a world of finite resources some organization of suffering must occur. There are only so many hours in a day, so many surgeons at a hospital who can repair a heart or a limb. But the resources to mitigate pain throughout an entire life are not so easily calculated because people, unpredictable and resilient and physics-defying as they are, cannot be quantified. And it is through people which we receive comfort and donation and respite and empowerment.

An Accessible Art Museum? My Visit to Nashville’s Parthenon

The tap of my Cain as I drifted across the temple space echoed in a library hush created by the imposing figure of the goddess herself. To me she appeared a vaguely shimmering outline in the dimness, how she might have appeared to Perseus as she bestowed celestial gifts of survival. The silhouette of golden light stretched far, far out of my meager peripheral vision, giving me a sense of endless presence.

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