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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 4, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba 13 Winnipeg free april 27 Blindfold plunges writer into fearful world Volunteer takes shaky Steps in a Blind mans shoes up photo by Jim Morris Calgary up i went Blind not Long ago for the it was a temporary and voluntary sentence to a solitary confinement of anger and for 19 a simple Blindfold turned the Friendly surroundings of my House into an obstacle getting a drink of water meant first groping for the it took several minutes of fiddling with a radio dial to find a Calgary flames i fumbled with the buttons on my shirt and could Only guess whether my socks i got butter on my hands instead of the Toast and missed the cup when i poured my became my dogs obstacles to i discovered that Many routine pleasures have a visual i read the newspaper at breakfast i could Only listen to no longer did a walk in the country mean gazing at a Bright Blue marvelling at the Beauty of Snow capped mountains or laughing at frolicking i took cautious Steps in a Black sounds and the feel of Sun and wind on my became my connection with reenter but All along i knew i could remove the mask and reenter the world of the Don Volunteer coordinator for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Calgary and the Man who persuaded me to relinquish my sight Doest have that when you had your the simplest things in life you could now you says the thing that bothered me the most at first was when i got my somebody would have to read it to Lockie was diagnosed in december 1980 with earless a rare condition similar to the one that causes blindness in eight months later he was Lockie is one of canadians registered with the crib As another have serious vision when i first lost my my biggest worry what can i do says i had the impression that Blind people wove baskets and employment was very another thing How would i get around after i Learned to use the White Cane it gave me a lot More during my own Brief a Cane became my its quiet tapping As i walked whispered it spoke caution by striking a and screamed danger when it found nothing indicating stairs or a during my 19 hours of from a saturday evening to a sunday i Felt while Cathy i sat on a Bench inside the afraid to swim against the swirling Stream of if youre in a crowd of youre sort of Lockie you have to learn to adapt but you never it sort of always will be an at a party i chatted with a Man named who invited me to run my hand Over his i Felt a Long Pony Tail and heavy stubble on his if i saw Terry on the Street today i know a Man told me there was a gorgeous woman at the party wearing a Black leather i took his word for the dogs were delighted when i ate they could gobble up bits of food that dropped to the the simple task of loading a for full of Chicken salad on to a Cracker took utmost my blindness was most blindness is caused by one of the most common conditions is called Macular where a person can see shapes but not a glaucoma victim goes Blind from pressure building behind the eyes and killing nerve in diabetic blood vessels in the eyes become fragile and Over 65 two thirds of Blind canadians Are Over for a few Brief hours i lived As a sometimes morose visitor in their when i took the Blindfold Cathy face the sky was Blue and watching the dogs wrestle made me those who have lost their sight permanently must adapt to a world designed for those who can through courage and most says you want to be treated just like anybody he you dont want to be Overly pampered or have people feel sorry for reporter Jim Morris explores world of darkness item at regular item at 5o off second item must be of equal value or less hurry in Sale ends april worry free guarantee rtt y req Irea Kinney Ann Landers Cut ties to Rotten marriage dear Ann Landers Good How could you chastise the lady from Illinois married to an arrogant Jerk who holds the family purse strings and leaves his wife and children without an extra dime you said to you come in for your share of the blame for allow ing him to get away with such outrageous what was she supposed to do kill the Guy lots of us marry not sir Lancelot but a part of his should we be punished with poverty and self re Crim nation for would have taken a crack at the woman parents who refused to help their Daugh Ter and urged her to stay with the no woman should remain in a Rotten marriage for social or eco nomic come the first thing that Illinois mom should do is network with single she ought to Start a Book review a Garden club or a babysitting service where not is women can help each other by getting together and letting their hair i did we Call ourselves the ladies Simcoe Street credit because All we owe each other is an open mind and a cup of that lady from Illinois Doest have to go it alone if her husband refuses to shape please let her dear what a sensible letter i thank you for providing More help than i dear Ann Landers the letter from a screw Loose in the woman who was addicted to i hit me Between the my Story is about i was completely addicted to and she was totally hooked on our was entirely outside the bed we fought like cats and we had sex every in our three years we discussed marriage several we that if we stayed together for any length of we would probably end up killing each either during one of our intense sexual romps or in some insane so to Linda got her own apart ment and an unlisted phone i did the we did our Best to slay but for the ensuing 18 months we continued to find each other for we were approaching the mid40s when we had this who says youre too old i have not seen Linda in six but i continue to have vivid dreams about she was the Best sexual partner Ive Ever in still addicted to and Shes probably still addicted to i guess its like when you Stop smok you never really get rid of the urge for the reason in writing is to let you know that i conquered my addiction cold tur key by sheer i knew it was bad for me and that it had the seeds of if i did 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