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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

More News Re 12/12/2018

Earlier today, I published an entry here on Blogger re the fact that today is Connie Francis's eightieth birthday and in it I discussed my association with one of her songs.

Now I'm "reporting" some other news re today's date. As many of followers of this blog might recall, I have four separate eye conditions: Keratoconus, Monocular vision, Optic atrophy, and Staphyloma.

This means I only have "counting fingers vision" in my left eye and only see out of my right with corrective eye glasses, adaptive computer equipment, and long camera lenses.

Today, 12/12/2018, I have an appointment (noted in the screen shot atop this post) to check on the status of my situation and am anticipating a good prognosis, but it's been a very hard year, enduring eye procedures from January-September.

Still, with Chris Deatherage's (CD) encouragement as well as his editing/formatting skills, I was able to complete and publish my book series, Words In Our Beak.

In the first volume of the series, I reference the fact that the entire population of both male and female house finches (the bird type pictured below respectively) was nearly wiped out due to a type of eye trauma that impacted them.

These birds are also featured on a couple of my greeting cards...

... (as seen below) which are available through one of my greeting card collections on Fine Art America.

I'm so thankful that the issues with their  eyes seems to have passed but I can identify with their plight even though my eye problems seem so minor in comparison to these sweet creatures, especially since I don't have to fly; and especially because I have good doctors who monitor my eye care AND someone like CD who enables me to achieve my goals.
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
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book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC):

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
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Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.

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