Taking Control Of Your Life

Taking Control Of Your Life

First things first. So, I committed to create a newsletter every month to discuss issues and to stay connected. March was a busy time for us here at home as it was, I am sure, for all of you. While my wife, Karen the quilter, has begun creating masks and undertaking other sewing project I have become the main cook and bottle-washer. I do a lot of the cooking anyway, but now I am adding new cooking adventures to my repertoire  as well as resurrecting some old ones. For example, I’ll take my Chex Mix over the commercial offering any day. 😊

Needless to say, speaking trips have dropped to zero during the Covid-19 crisis. I have begun conducting virtual sessions about issues of interest to all of you. Two weeks ago, I put up a Facebook post discussing my idea of doing webinars and informed my Facebook friends that I did not wish to just start discussing what I thought would be of interest. Instead I wanted posters to ask me questions that I could discuss with everyone. Here is a link to our first offering, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkZNtoEmfds. This one was an experiment from which we learned a lot. My webmaster and all-around expert, David McKinney has now researched and lectured me on such things as lighting which will make future offerings much better. Since I am sensitive to the needs of those of you who are light dependent we will make visual improvements before our next webinar. Stay tuned.

The first webinar dealt with TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE. I hope it gives you some good thoughts and ideas.

I would like to hear from you about what I can best do to help and inspire you during our stay-at-home period. I believe this will last until at least the end of May and possibly beyond. So, please send me your thoughts about future webinars and other ways I may be of help to you.

I will work to update you again next week as we finalize plans for webinar II. Meantime, stay well, stay safe, and if possible stay home. Give extra love to your families and friends as well as your pets. That love will be returned a thousand-fold.

The New Horizon Smart Glasses from Aira

These new glasses from Aira are a breakthrough for those of us that are visually impaired. State of the art technology.  As the Aira website points out “Aira is today’s fastest growing assistive community. One tap of a button instantly connects you with a sighted professional agent who delivers visual assistance anytime and anywhere.”  I use these glasses and absolutely love them! 

Memphis Airport Improves Travel For The Visually Impaired

Here’s my new look with the Aira.io glasses!  

Aira and Memphis airport have come together as the only airport in the country (and the world), to create an agreement where Aira technology not only is welcomed and supported, the airport pays the subscription time costs while in the airport.

You can read the whole article and view the news report here: Aira.io and Memphis International Airport Join Forces 

This is great news for all the people that are visually impaired that want to use Aira technology in places as they travel. Our hope is that not only air, land and sea travel providers would see the advantage in assisting their visually impaired customers, but other corporations would see this as a way to provide outstanding customer service to their customers as well. #aira.io #assistivetechnology

I Love Creativity

I continue to be amazed at the creativity that people have in so many areas of life. When that creativity is related to and inspired by something that Roselle and I did, it is especially meaningful,

The other day I was contacted by a musician Michael Gaither. He asked me if I would listen to a song about Roselle and I and our 9-11 story. I am including that video here and a brief bio of Michael. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. I am honored that my our story can be an inspiration to others. Here’s the video and bio. Continue reading

Goodbye To Two Heroes

This past week we lost two people I regard as real American heroes, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. Why are they heroes? They both lived their public lives to the fullest and they left us with legacies and memories which will stay with us for a long time. If those aren’t characteristics of a hero I do not know what is. Continue reading

Hero Dogs of 911 – Airing on Animal Planet Sept. 10 8pm

Two years ago I participated in a documentary about the service dogs and first responder dogs involved with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  Animal Planet [Michael Hingson] in Canada picked up the show, but it was not until this year that Animal Planet in the U.S. did the same.  The show will air this Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8PM.  Consult your local listing for verification of time and station.  Here is a link to the press release about the broadcast, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10958284.htm

Here is a link to the video promo about the show including part of my interview and reenactment of the events of 9-11, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIoyeZIsZYE.

Finally, here is a link to the Facebook page for the show, https://www.facebook.com/HeroDogsOf911.

I leave tomorrow for the beginning of what will be almost three straight months of travel and speaking.  Please visit http://michaelhingson.com/calendar/ to see a calendar of events.  If I am near you please come by.  We’ll have lots of copies of “Thunder Dog” and I hope good messages for all.  Thanks for your support.