Tag: hearing impairment

Moving Day

I am 17 days away from having a hole the size of a half dollar drilled in my mastoid bone and I am getting a little weak in the knees. “Don’t worry. We cover it up with muscle and [whatnot],.” (I didn’t catch what… Continue Reading “Moving Day”

In Love with the Crutch

I’ve made my phone my best friend. We are inseparable. My phone speaks to me and I always understand what it’s saying. Oh, I don’t actually talk on the phone, have conversations, catch up on gossip, make business deals. It is impossible for me… Continue Reading “In Love with the Crutch”

One Beautiful Day

I took out the thin folded $20 that I keep in the little slide drawer on the back of my phone and handed it to the bartender who’d just done an especially generous pour of Chardonnay for me. He held the twenty in his… Continue Reading “One Beautiful Day”

Second Wind

A funny thing happened to me on my ride into the sunset. I took a left turn. Somehow, somewhere, but not somewhat, the slumping shoulders straightened. It’s like swimming laps with the timing clock ticking off the few seconds of rest and hearing myself… Continue Reading “Second Wind”

News Alert

The bringing in of the sheaves has been postponed indefinitely. A few weeks ago, I wrote a very depressing piece  called “Bringing in the Sheaves” about the impact of my hearing loss on my work. At the time, I was a couple of weeks… Continue Reading “News Alert”

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