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Tag: disabilities

04 Feb
2017
A New Opportunity: The Holman Prize

By Randy Pierce "The Holman Prize is not meant to save the world or congratulate someone for leaving the house This prize will spark

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14 Jan
2017
Inclusion at the heart of Nashua’s Gate City Marathon

By Randy Pierce "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase" - Martin Luther King, Jr My friendships,

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05 Nov
2016
A new voting system for the visually impaired in NH: We need your help to test

By Randy Pierce Have you ever wondered how a blind person votes In the past, it has been more challenged than most would prefer It has

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30 Oct
2016
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

We originally posted this a few years ago, but it's still relevant Happy Halloween! The Scary Realities of Vision Loss By Randy

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23 Jul
2016
Live Free or Die!?

By Randy Pierce Despite all I've learned and achieved, there are still days I allow myself to be a prisoner of my blindness Coming from

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11 Jun
2016
An Insider’s View of the “Walk in My Shoes” at the NHAB Walk for Sight!

By Randy Pierce Several hundred people descended upon the McGreal Sight Center for the NH Association for the Blind’s 13th annual Walk

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05 Mar
2016
Health Gone Awry – Info and update

By Randy Pierce "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to

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06 Feb
2016
Guest Blog: Deaf West’s Production of Spring Awakening

By Jo Swenson 2015 was a landmark year for Broadway It boasted a handful of new hits as well as long-running classics One of the aspects

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05 Dec
2015
TEDx-Springfield Talk arrives to the Web for all to experience!

By Randy Pierce I’m thrilled to share my second TEDx talk with all of you! My first talk was centered on the notion of how all of us can

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31 Jan
2015
What’s wrong with me?!? A medical overview

By Randy Pierce Well, aside from those who might ask why a blind man climbs mountains, runs marathons, skis and/or any of the many

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10 Jan
2015
First steps with visual impairment – For you or someone you know

By Randy Pierce “Going blind is much harder than being blind”  Most of us learn to depend extensively upon our sight When that

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20 Dec
2014
Guest blog: Making radio with Randy and Autumn

By Arielle Zionts I am a recent graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME Over 15 weeks, Salt students study

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06 Dec
2014
Autumn learns to fly!

By Randy Pierce As Autumn and I stroll through the airport and onto the plane, and then settle into a seat with her curled up against my

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27 Sep
2014
Seeing the hardest part of going blind

By Randy Pierce Many people managing vision loss are uncomfortable with the word "blind" Whether it’s a more horrific imagined final

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19 Apr
2014
“I can only imagine” – Team Hoyt Inspiration and beyond!

By Randy Pierce On April 21, the Boston Marathon’s 118th running will highlight more than its usual share of incredibly inspiring

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08 Mar
2014
Guest Blog: Waypoint Adventure! It’s all about access

By Rick Stevenson Access:  (n) - the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance

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15 Feb
2014
NEVI Ski Festival – Lessons in life and the power of perspective

By Randy Pierce This past week, I attended my second New England Visually Impaired Ski Festival hosted by Maine Adaptive and Sugarloaf

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11 Jan
2014
Olympic gold is a swimming success for Michael Phelps and other blind swimmers!

By Randy Pierce I know what you’re thinking “Wait a second, Randy, Michael Phelps isn’t blind!” That’s mostly true but not

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04 Jan
2014
I love winter, but…

By Randy Pierce I really do love snow and truly like winter--which is a dangerous statement here in New Hampshire after a 36-hour

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30 Nov
2013
The hardest part of losing sight

By Randy Pierce Life, just like blindness, has both challenges and rewards aplenty For me, it is not blindness which is hardest but the

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