I’m often inspired by others’ creative endeavors to post something of my own creation here, but most times I lose the mojo and the post never goes beyond an idea. Not today. This time the inspiration came from an episode of Jason Snell’s excellent 20 Macs for 2020 podcast. For one of them (I won’t […]Read more "Mac Mini: Falling in Love All Over Again"
Introduction: From Classic to Apex I’ve been a HumanWare user/customer for over fifteen years, starting when I got my first BrailleNote Classic in the sixth grade. Using HumanWare devices, I’ve been able to take notes, read books, perform calculations, and (invaluably when notetakers took up to six weeks to repair) learn valuable techniques for troubleshooting […]Read more "HumanScare: How I Broke up With one of the Biggest Assistive Technology Companies"
Last Saturday, one of my writer-publisher friends hosted an open mic where the challenge was to read a letter. Yes: that simple. It didn’t have to be long or elaborate, or even reveal to the audience for whom the letter was intended. With the encouragement of some other friends, enjoy reading mine. A Letter to […]Read more "Results of the Letters Open Mic Event"
There’s a line in the song “Without Me” by Eminem (youtube, clean version) that goes: Guess who’s back, back again, Shady’s back, tell a friend. Replace “shady” with “Chelsea” (see? Even the same number of syllables) and that’s how I feel now, writing this. I’ve been away from blogging far too long. Of course, I […]Read more "I’m Back with a new series"
I once heard a blind person say, “With my cane, my brain, and my trusty iPhone, I can go anywhere.” I agree with the statement completely, but it’s time to update that statement to the 2018 version: Give me a set of AirPods to go with my iPhone, and I can go anywhere–and surreptitiously know […]Read more "Travelling into the Future: My Brain, my Cane, and my Trusty AirPods"
Today, i’m going to tell you about a product from a company who is quickly becoming my favorite (next to Apple, of course). It is the Fermata headphone charging stand manufactured by twelve south. Twelve South has a reputation for making great accessories that complement Apple devices very nicely, and this headphone stand is no […]Read more "Review: Twelve South’s Fermata Charges Wireless Headphones Unconventionally but Very cleverly"
I’m a big fan of David Sparks from the Mac Power Users podcast. In this informative post, he tells us exactly where to keep Apple’s AirPods. I would tack on to his post the following places to keep your AirPod case: In your hand. In your pocket, and always the same pocket. In your purse […]Read more "A Complete Listing of All the Acceptable Places to Keep Your Apple AirPods — MacSparky"
OK, so it’s definitely not morning once this gets posted, nor was it a morning flight to begin with, but the sentiment is there. Some people think the perfect morning, that one where they are ready to go and possibilities seem limitless, is heralded by the smell of coffee. Some people like coffee; I like […]Read more "I love the Smell of Jet Fuel in the Morning!"
I came across this poem while going through some old emails and wanted to re-post it because it has significance for me and others like me. The poem is “The bridge builder” by Will Allen Dromgoole. I’ve read several versions online with words changed here and there, so will just give a link to the […]Read more "The bridge Builder"
This week sure brings a lot of space news! I’m currently working on a post about Sputnik I, but the Russians didn’t stop there. They launched the first dog into orbit in 1957. Her name was Laika, and as this Newsweek piece points out, she was not the first animal in space…but the first one […]Read more "Laika: the Space Dog"