It is not Halloween, there are no ghosts or goblins lurking around, and no bats in the belfry. But it doesn’t have to be the scariest day of the year to send, or receive, an audio boo.
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The very first full-time job I ever had was working at a restaurant called Chimney’s as an Assistant Manager. The restaurant was located in a elite, gated community in the north Georgia mountains called Big Canoe. I was 17 years old, had just graduated from high school and I was so excited to be gainfully employed as a visually impaired individual. I was young an naive and though the job only lasted for the summer, I was quite proud of myself for the employment skills I had obtained. However, my euphoria of gainful employment would definitely change over the next couple of decades. Why did I lose my work enthusiasm? Sit back and I’ll tell you all about it.
Do you enjoy solving puzzles? Are they challenging and satisfying when you finish them successfully? There are a lot of puzzling puzzle games for the iOS devices. I’m going to explain one of my very favorites, but it is going to take more than Seven Little Words.
The phrase Knowledge is Power keeps popping up all the time. This is so true. I do a lot of reading and listening to gain knowledge as I am sure you do also. I will share a few of my sources with you and hope that you will share some of your favorites with me, too. What a wonderful way to empower ourselves.
As I was putting laundry in the dryer,, I heard my phone give me one of those lovely alert sounds. Immediately following, VoiceOver, the screen reader in the iPhone, announced, “Heytell from Jackie.” Who is Jackie, you ask, and what in the world is Heytell? Well, stick around, read on, and I will Heytell, I mean, tell you.
We have all heard them. December rolls around and our family and friends start telling us their resolutions for the upcoming year. I’m going to quit smoking, saying bad words, eating too much or I’m going to the jim to loose 30 pounds by March 15.
On December 31st, a few minutes before midnight, you can find me in my pajamas with the television tuned to ABC, waiting to watch the famous Apple drop in New York City and the arrival of a brand New Year. I will toast this event with a glass or two of champagne and sing the words to Auld Lang Syne at the top of my lungs, while my husband tries to sleep and my daughter wonders if I have finally lost my mind. Speaking of the song Auld Lang Syne, does anyone actually know the words to it or what it actually means?
When I first lost my usable vision, travel became very different than it was before. I used to passed the time with books, puzzle books, and listened to music on a cassette tape recorder. I still had the music, and luckily, there were audio books, or I might have gone stir crazy. There was no longer looking at the sights, checking out what was around, or knowing how many miles there were left to go in the trip, unless I asked the driver. But that was then, and this is now.
By now, everyone in the entire United States, let alone the world, has been informed, through massive coverage by the news media, about the unthinkable tragedy last Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. If there is anyone who has not heard about it as of this writing, they either don’t listen to the news, or are in a place where they don’t get news at all, or at least from the outside world. I actually began writing a blog on another subject, but my mind kept wandering back to my thoughts about what happened, so I decided I wanted, perhaps even needed, to put my own thoughts and feelings down on paper, or on our website as the case may be.