Simplify Your Clothes Part 3: Formal Work Clothes

A large portion of your work clothes will already be decided if you have gone through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Your watch-strap, belt, bag and dress shoes or loafers, are all black because you only have black leather items now. Your t-shirts are all medium-grey v-necks, preferably in merino wool because…

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Using Film for Simpler Photography

This post was inspired by two questions. You are blind, why do you take photos? And why do you use a film camera? Well, I take photos because I enjoy it. It’s a lot harder now, but I still see stuff, just not nearly as well as I used to. Explaining why I often use…

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Checking In

Well hello there blog. It’s been a decent chunk of time since my last post. No excuses, however, I decided it was time to sneak in a quick post before the daylight fades and writing or posting a blog entry gets pushed off to another day, yet again. Daylight hours are getting shorter, I’m wearing…

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Time For a New Bike?

Ahhh bicycles. Is it possible to have just one? And if you have just one, is it possible to be satisfied with just that one? Can you be satisfied with two? How many bikes does a person really need? In the past I thought my next bike might be a full-susension enduro mountain bike, specifically,…

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Improving Blog Accessibility

I have a lot to learn about blogging and website design. Learning to do so when visually impaired has been very interesting, posing an interesting set of challenges. However, there are a few things that i’d like to do with my blog, and increasing accessibility is one of those goals. I learned very quickly that…

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Negotiating Shifting Goal Posts

Long time no-posts, what’s going on Riding Blind Blog? To be 100% honest, for the last few weeks I was reluctant to add onto this blog for several reasons. It was created to be a source for positively channeling energy, ideas, interests and projects while negotiating vision loss. It was not intended to be a…

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Mourning The Visual Self

Back when I first was diagnosed and learning to deal with vision loss, one of the first sources of information and support was the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). At a workshop, I was joined by several others coming to grips to vision loss of various kinds and to varying degrees. I don’t…

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Ryders Face Sunglasses

A review of Ryders Eyewear Face sunglasses. Great glasses for everyday, visually impaired use.

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T-minus 1-day to Race Day!

One day before my first race. I woke up nervous and scared. I wasn’t on my own. I was with several much more experienced riders. The day called for rain, so the plan was for a little warm-up for the next day. By the time we reached the trail-head it was an overcast drizzle. For…

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