I was already feeling woozy and disoriented when we arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal. The long layover in Qatar and the 4:30 a.m. departure time meant that I had been on the move for the last 30 hours. Exhausted and in a sore need of a shower, all I wanted to do was to crawl into a clean bed (although...(more)
Now that touch is my most reliable sense, I’ve developed a quite paradoxical relationship with being touched. Touch both brings me closer to and distances me from others
I have Usher syndrome type I, which means that I was born profoundly deaf and with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP causes progress...(more)
It almost sounds like a bad Helen Keller joke: “How does Helen Keller sightsee? You tell her that she’s looking at the Eiffel Tower.” Hardy har har.
It’s hard to escape the visual when we talk about sightseeing. The entire word is just a combination of two words that has to do with vision. Not onl...(more)