I Hate My Glasses

Last Date

Finally he asked for a date! We went to the library—a safe place to get to know each other, sat at a heavy oak table, …

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Four Eyes

By 1967 I’d been wearing glasses about three years. This was way before designers thought there was any money to be made crafting frames for …

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Public Mishaps Without Glasses

I was only six years old when I flunked an eye test held at the Chicago Public Schools. A week later I was looking through …

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Trick of Sight

I learned a trick in 6th grade to see the board without glasses – pull the corner of your eye back, squash the eyeball a …

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Contacts for Teenage Self-Confidence

When I was a shy, bookish fourteen, my two grandmas got together and convinced my parents that if they got me contact lenses, I would …

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This is a story of 2 reluctant glassers in Germany

The most striking thing about my glasses seems they are never there when I need them. Recently for example, a library book was overdue and …

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David King Dunaway

David is an oral historian and a biographer in print, radio, and podcast. Among other projects, for the last thirty years he has documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Ballantine, 2008.