We don’t need no education

Pink Floyd sang, “We don’t need no education!” Uh, the thing is we do – we need much better education and we need it yesterday! I believe my time in formal education was at least three years too long because I was blind. I have many fond memories of school. I felt secure but it […]

Why can’t I vote by myself?

I’ve been eligible to vote for 21 years now and have yet to vote independently or in secret! Every single time I’ve invoked my democratic right to cast a vote in secret, at least one other person, if not more, have known who I voted for, what political party I feel represents me and from […]

Running away from 40

Ok, so this might be an all to obvious subject to talk about to some of my friends but I thought I’d briefly describe how, as a totally blind person I go running without ending myself or others. I wonder, is guiding a blind runner the thrill seekers answer to sighted guiding?  A sort of […]

I am the music man, I come from down your way and I can play

as I crawled out from under the grand piano, banging my head in the process, I stood up and brushed years of  floor fluff from myself… I was in a reflective mood. It was   Saturday night and I’d just finished setting up my gear before playing a gig in a local bar. I love it!  […]