I Love My Glasses

Dollar Tree Readers

I started wearing Dollar Tree readers in my 40s and noticed a decline in my vision approaching my 50s. I made an appointment with my …

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Validating Myself

It was after I told my mother that I couldn’t see the chalk board and had to sit directly in front of the board to …

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Beat it four eyes.

I was one of those kids who memorized eye charts in school, in fear of needing glasses. I managed to escape a visit to the …

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Bradenton Family Bathroom

Toothpaste splattered the mirror. I brushed the vomit taste off my tongue. I had hurled after riding a rollercoaster with a corkscrew turn. My cousin …

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Glasses, Bullying, and Seeing Things Clearly Pt. IV

Just before graduation from basic training in the Air Force in 1971, I learned what my next base was and what my AFSC (Air Force …

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Glasses, Bullying, and Seeing Things Clearly Pt. III

I still take my glasses off occasionally and look at Christmas trees, just to see the sight I did before glasses. In 1992, I decorated …

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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.