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Coming Thursdays To YouTube…

Coming Thursdays To YouTube…

Hello everyone, I am making a little announcement here today to let you know that I am beginning to add video pieces to the rptunnelofsight.com repertoire. On Thursdays, you can come here or go straight to YouTube to see what the latest news and information I have for you in the RP community. I will also be posting in the same place on Tuesdays all the fun travel stuff that so many of you have come to appreciate. There is…

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

2018 has been an incredibly busy year.  I have had a lot of amazing adventures and met some really fabulous people.  I dropped a few balls as I picked up others and have had time in December to reflect and decide what all I want to accomplish in 2019! The beginning of 2018 was filled with planning and preparation for the Blind Bucket List – an ongoing project.  I managed to go to Vancouver and talk with Dr. Weidong Yu…

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SHARK – Stories From Baystreet: Frankie G and Mickey

SHARK – Stories From Baystreet: Frankie G and Mickey

This is my first attempt at writing a screenplay.  It’s a skill I’ve always wanted to learn and have found a couple of mentors that are willing to help me learn the craft.  As a writer I find feedback to be one of the best ways to improve and would love to hear what you think.  This is one piece of a larger selection of stories.  The stories were inspired by a photo shoot by an amazing photographer and his…

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Vision Quest Edmonton 2018

Vision Quest Edmonton 2018

On October 13, 2018, I attended Vision Quest in Edmonton at the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s Robbin’s Pavilion.  This Conference is a great event with a lot of opportunities to catch up on the latest research news, learn new things and see what technology has to offer the visually impaired and blind community.  It is the second Vision Quest that I have attended, and it certainly won’t be my last. Dr. Mary Sunderland, Director of Research and Education for the Foundation…

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A Story Inspired by Instagram Connections

A Story Inspired by Instagram Connections

I was on Instagram earlier today and came across a post by a friend.  A discussion ensued with another Instagram friend and it started my mind whirling.  When these things happen I can’t shake them off, I just have to write down the story, or at least part of it.  So here is the beginning of a story inspired by a random conversation on Instagram.   I walked into O’Leary’s at just after two that afternoon.  Sean was at the…

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Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes

I’ve decided to make a few changes around here.  I’ve discovered that my posts on my travels, adventures and life as an RP’er are far more popular than the dry, more serious pieces.  I won’t stop writing them completely, but I will do less of them.  Saving them for when I discover something interesting that I think you would all enjoy or get something worthwhile out of. So, what’s new?  What will I be writing about?  I will be writing…

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Colina Cottage – A Place of Rest and Renewal In Beautiful Lea Cross, England

Colina Cottage – A Place of Rest and Renewal In Beautiful Lea Cross, England

Colina Cottage was a wonderful find on the Blind Bucket List tour.  Funny story, I had miscalculated my accommodation on my tour (forgot to convert pounds to dollars) and was over budget, so needed to find an inexpensive place to stay for a week or so.  I found Colina Cottage and the whirlwind that is Hilary Pound on Airbnb.  My week turned into nearly a month of rest and relaxation and a wondrous bounty of amazing people I met in…

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Guide Dogs 101 With David Barnes of Guide Dogs NI

Guide Dogs 101 With David Barnes of Guide Dogs NI

Have you ever wondered if you’re ready for a Guide Dog?  What is the process to get one?  How are they trained and who trains the trainers? And what is involved once you get your dog?  Well, in today’s article I’m going to try to answer all those questions and more with the help of Guide Dogs NI’s David Barnes. Dog’s have been man’s trusted companions for millennia.  They’ve helped us hunt, been loyal companions and eager workers on farms,…

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Having an Active Lifestyle – Disability Sport NI

Having an Active Lifestyle – Disability Sport NI

Disability Sport NI Northern Ireland has a lot to be proud of when it comes to creating opportunities for the disabled.  I had the privilege of sitting down with two charming ladies from Disability Sport NI, Judith Brennan, Active Clubs Coordinator and Andrea Herron, Communications and Engagement Officer.  They have developed models for community engagement through sport for the disabled that should be emulated worldwide. One of the biggest barriers for the disabled community is the lack of understanding of…

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The Blind Bucket LIst – 18 June, 2018

The Blind Bucket LIst – 18 June, 2018

This has been quite a week!!  The time is passing so quickly and yet I feel like I have been back for ages.  The old familiar places are starting to look more like I remember them and new places are being discovered every day.  I’ve put miles on the old pegs and have the blisters to prove it, but it’s all been worthwhile. Monday, June 11th I spent the day writing and catching up on emails, as I mentioned in…

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