Halloween In Quarantine
It’s 5pm on Halloween and boy is it different this year! Our girls are “not” going trick-or-treating. Period. After reading all the data, speaking with doctors (both theirs and mine) and talking with each other, Mostly Wonderful and I thought it was far too risky […]
Aoife Celebrates Her 6th Birthday – Virtually
My beautiful daughter Aoife turned six today. Six. I don’t know when it happened, but she decided to grow up into this sassy kindergartener this year. It seems like yesterday she was wreaking havoc in-utero and then toddling across the living room floor leaving a […]
The Servant Songs
Throughout the Bible, God’s followers have experienced suffering in numerous forms – persecution, slander, emotional turmoil, and even physical pain. In such cases, suffering is accepted as service to God, albeit a self-sacrificing service. The picture of the suffering of our Lord is nowhere more […]
The Near Sacrifice of Isaac & God’s Promise
In perhaps one of the most recognized passages of Scripture, the near-sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22:1-19 is both a transfixing, yet unsettling pericope. The story appears in the “patriarchal history” (12-50) at the center of Genesis following “primeval history” (1-11). While the primeval history […]
Science Goes To The Movies – Blind Motherhood Talks Bird Box & More
One of my favorite hobbies is watching movies. Any genre. Any time. Anywhere. So when COVID 19 closed New York City movie theaters for the foreseeable future; I was totally bummed. What’s the next best alternative? Well, if I can’t go to the movies – […]
NYC MTA Works with NaviLens To Create APP
The MTA is testing a new app that will allow visually impaired bus riders to find stops and learn arrival times. NaviLens uses an algorithm to translate visual signage into audio. That helps customers to determine the location of the nearest bus stop and find […]
Hey Holly: Do Blind People Dream Or Have Nightmares?
Hey Holly: Can you tell me if blind people dream? And if they do, does that mean they can also have nightmares? Sincerely, Dream Weaver Dear Dream Weaver: I have always had very vivid dreams both before and after sight loss. In fact, I would […]
Hey Holly: Can Blind People Cut Their Own Meat?
Hey Holly: I have been wondering this for years…Can blind people cut their own meat? If you have a steak, do you need someone to slice it for you? Sincerely, Meat Lover Dear Meat Lover: If I am being totally honest, your question makes my […]
Hey Holly: Can A Blind Couple Adopt A Baby?
Hey Holly: My husband and I have been unable to start a family on our own. We’re both blind and considering adoption. Can blind people adopt? Sincerely, Wants To Be A Momma Dear Wants To Be A Momma: There are lots of ways blind couples […]
Hey Holly: Can I Work Part Time On Social Security Disability?
Hey Holly: I recently was approved to receive Social Security Disability Benefits. Can I work part-time and still receive my benefits? Sincerely, Newly Blind Dear Newly Blind: That’s a great question and one a lot of blind people ask if they are entitled to receive […]
7 Ways of Tapping into Mindfulness and Spirituality to Cope with Coronavirus
It’s not easy right now to pull yourself away from the constant flow of information pertaining to coronavirus. Although it’s tough to admit. You need a break. Yes, seriously. In these uncertain times, it’s okay to admit that you may be feeling anxious. Experts are […]
Anticipatory Grief & COVID19 – What Houses of Worship Need To Know
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has created a new reality marked by palpable feelings of grief and loss. No one would disagree that our world has changed. Logically, we know many of these changes are temporary; but after months of quarantining and social distancing […]
Judge Rules NYC Crosswalks Fail to Protect the Blind
Living in New York City has its own unique set of challenges. The concrete jungle isn’t always friendly, especially when you’re trying to cross the street with your kids and guide dog in tow. Now a New York City Judge is recognizing the challenges for […]