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An Unusual Day

This blog post was written in the summer of 2019.  Most days find me on the computer.  Much of that time seems spent on my calendar business related activities. But here is what made one day so very unusual and fun. I hadn’t turned on the computer all morning due to many household chores. That […]

Who are the Bravest Among us?

I’m not talking about first responders or those who willingly perform death-defying feats. Their bravery can clearly be seen. I’m talking about people who, on a daily basis, do what most people say they could never do. I’m talking about the blind, the deaf, people in wheelchairs or those with cognitive, or other challenging conditions, or even […]

A Winter Walk to the Y

Living where such things happen, yesterday, we received 10 inches of snow.  Now today, it is sunny with a clear blue sky.  If you live with low vision as I do, you have a love/hate relationship with bright sunny days.  Maybe you are even more ambivalent if you have to deal with what we up […]

Consistency is Your Friend

As I’ve said in past Blog Posts, recognizing and then phasing out long-held habits that no longer help you anymore and forming and practicing new helpful ones that do, can reduce stress and make your life a little easier.   Many of my other Blog Posts deal with how to reduce losing things and then finding […]

Reducing Dropping and Spilling Things

This post deals with the common but troublesome act of dropping or spilling something. Whether it’s hard to see what you dropped or the getting down and back up is difficult, reducing the number of times you have to do it is a plus.  But if you’re dropping things because you’re unsteady or for similar […]

My Brush with TV Fame

I hope this blog inspires you to expand and share news with your network. I served on a volunteer commission for some years and met many interesting people.  I particularly hit it off with a few of them.     One fellow was particularly intrigued when he learned of my calendar business.  When I moaned and groaned […]

My Experience with the Assistive Technology Challenge

For a number of years, a combination of organizations in my city has held a competition to encourage the development of assistive technology.  While my product didn’t seem to qualify last year, I was encouraged to apply.  The instructions indicated that they were looking for software with an emphasis on the health field.  I again […]

Sharing Tips I’ve Learned

Occasionally I’m invited to share lessons I’ve learned as I deal with vision loss and show some of the devices I find helpful.  At more than one, I’m encouraged to put this information on to the internet.  So here goes. The first thing you need to know is that every state has a program specifically […]

When I get an order through the mail

One of the major things that motivated me to turn this calendar idea from something just for me into what it is now, was  the feeling I got hearing the comments from those first enthusiastic buyers.  I’d think to myself, “Wow, I’m really helping someone”.   Could this be what a teacher, medical professional or the […]

With Spring Comes Yardwork

I don’t know about you, but when working in the yard I often can’t find the rake or other long-handled tool I had just set down.  This happens even when I consciously place it where I think I’ll find it.  It occurred to me that, just as a lack of contrast makes it hard to […]

On finding help with this business

I have quickly come to realize that the range of possible market avenues that I could explore far exceeds my time to do so.  Plus, I’ve learned that this whole marketing and sales thing can be learned, but doing it on the job is a slow and painful process.   I’ve reached out to family […]

Would it help to have a video?

Early on, I started  thinking about adding a short video to my website.  People who know such things, said that this would be a good idea.  The video would focus on the calendar; not me.   For some people, merely looking at pictures of the calendar on the website does not explain the product or clearly […]

EZ2See Products are on YouTube!

My story is on YouTube! Mark McGlinch, a fellow attendee of Rochester Open Coffee Club Tech Meetup, created and posted this video for EZ2See Products. Periodically it was suggested that I make a video showcasing the calendar.  The idea was that seeing someone flip through it would do a better job explaining than reading words or […]

On Coming Up With a Counter Top Display

During the first year, I had several retail outlets offering the calendar.  As the second year started to roll around, I spoke to all of them.  It appeared that those who best displayed the calendar sold them the fastest.  Most of them agreed that if they could stand up the calendar rather than laying it […]

What’s in a slogan?

Why did I add the slogan to the cover, “The calendar with the edge”?   Actually it started out, “The calendar with an edge”?   Was it too “gimmicky”?   I kept hearing positive things about the benefit of the black edge around the weekly pages.  That simple feature really helps those who share the same […]

The Reluctant Blogger

Why would I want to write for a blog? Who would even read it? My web person tells me that having a blog raises my webpage ranking.  When that happens, possibly more people will discover my calendar.  So yes, I do want more people to learn of this calendar.  Yet, doing a blog would mean […]