January 2018 archive

Reflections On How Far I’ve Come And Other Randomness

In talking about my emergency alert system being gone as I’d mentioned Monday in my last blog entry I forgot to talk about what old technology that emergency alert system actually is. The emergency alert system I’m talking about is similar to Life Alert in that the person who has an emergency alert system wears …

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Reflections, New Experiences And Other Stuff

I’ve been forgetting to mention that a few days ago someone who hadn’t seen me since I’d come back from my vacation earlier this month told me “You lost weight.” For me that particular phrase has always been a trigger that makes me think bad things relating to eating. So even though the person who …

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Making Progress, Feeling Grateful For Technology And Other Updates

I don’t know if anyone wonders how I write blog entries so frequently but all I can say is that it’s a good thing that Dreamwidth allows people to save posts that he or she’s in the process of writing. Because sometimes I’m able to write blog entries in one sitting then post them to …

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Being Vulnerable…Again

Ever since I’ve been back from my vacation I’ve noticed that I’ve felt really out-of-place in my apartment. Like, this apartment has always been where I’ve lived since I’ve been back in San Antonio (2011 to be exact). However this apartment is not what I think of as home though by any means. It’s where …

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Frustrations, And The End Of Some Things

Sometime before I’d left on my recent vacation I gave the assistant that I’d had then some equipment that needed to be sent to the state Library for the Blind. I gave the equipment to her because she said that she’d mail it for me. However lots of time went by, I’d occasionally text her …

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Life’s Ups And Downs

Recently I’ve been given feedback by friends of mine that the blog entry I wrote this past Sunday was received positively. It made me happy to know that people felt that way because I was incredibly proud of that particular blog entry myself. I was proud of that particular blog entry because it took a …

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Being Vulnerable

I grew up in a very strict Christian household where my mom would take me to church almost every weekend. My mom taking me to church continued until I was 14 or 15-years-old. Even as a young child though I never enjoyed going to church. In fact I’ll go so far as to say that …

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Thoughts On Employment, Thoughts On Technology And Life Happenings

A day or so ago I emailed a friend of mine to ask him what it would take for a person to get his or her Braille certification. My friend emailed me back Wednesday evening saying that I could fill out an application online on NFB’s website. So I got out my Mac then went …

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Thoughts On Advocacy, And Bad Weather

When I wrote my last blog entry Sunday I forgot to write about what the TV show Once Upon a Time is about. The show is about the different characters that are in fairy tales. However the show is based on today’s times in the actual world. So the characters in Once Upon a Time …

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Reflections on Technology, Access To Books And Other Things

Yesterday morning I received a text message from someone who works at the company who hires assistants for people. In the text message that the hiring company had sent me they told me that they’d found an assistant who could start working for me the following week. While I texted back and forth with the …

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