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Sterling to Steel

I’m looking forward to meeting many of you at the Guide Dog Users Inc. luncheon on July 9th. I really appreciate GDUI allowing me to sell my book during the luncheon. I thought you might want to know what to expect. The audio version of the book will be on a flash drive engraved with …

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The Blue Wall

When my office was in the Department of Human Services building in Bangor, Maine, an amazing thing happened. At the time I had been blind for about seven years. Having had vision until I was in my mid-twenties I have always visualized the world around me, even when I couldn’t see it. Doctors had long …

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Commentary on “Soldiers to Summits” program

On the following web page: http://www.stripes.com/mountain-climbing-program-helps-wounded-vets-overcome-barriers-1.198287#.ULFZf788wWw.twitter is an article about a wonderful program called Soldiers to Summits which is run by the non-profit group, No Barriers USA. The program takes military veterans who have disabilities to scale mountains all over the world with the assistance of experienced guides. Although I have done technical climbing such …

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Guest blog post on Beth Finke’s Safe and Sound blog

Today’s post is a guest blog post on Beth Finke’s Safe and Sound blog. Beth had the winning bid on a JAWS training package that I placed in The Seeing Eye fund raising auction earlier this year. It’s been wonderful working with Beth. I’ve really enjoyed our lessons together. Thanks, Beth, both for the opportunity …

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The Gift of Peace

I’m proud to publish this post, the first from a guest blogger. It’s written by my dear friend, April Martin. April and I have loads in common. We both grew up in Alabama, we’re both blind and work Seeing Eye Dogs, we’ve both worked in the field of blind rehab, and we’re both married to …

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