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Eye for an Eye

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto On February 25, 2021, I had both of my eyes surgically removed. Since I’ve been blind all my life, the operation wasn’t quite …

Deep Winter

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto It was deep winter when I decided to get a guide dog in 1992, and it was deep winter when I had to retire my third guide dog in 2020. The …

New Tricks from an Old Cat

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto Andy has been an unabashed bad boy from the start. He strolled into our yard one hot afternoon three years ago last July like he owned …

Old-Fashioned Potato Candy: A Poor Man’s Rich Treat

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto In these difficult days, many of us start eating out less and trying to stretch our food budgets as far as we can. When times get tough, …

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jo Elizabeth Pinto

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto On a recent Sunday afternoon, a sudden autumn snowstorm blew into Colorado. We had a high of twenty degrees during the day, with a low of …

A Stunning Blow

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto Believe me, I wish I were making this stuff up. But it all too often happens to me and many others with disabilities and differences. …

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