Joan’s Writing

It’s time for this passionate soon-to-be retired Hebrew teacher to head down a different creative path.

Which means shifting the focus of this blog somewhat to include:


-Book Reviews


-Stories and articles

 -All about disability, or created by writers experiencing disability up close and personally.



8 thoughts on “Joan’s Writing

  1. Glad that you are going to be writing about disability Joan. I got your email last night, and not sure why you can’t subscribe to my site. Have you looked for the button marked “Follow”? I see you managed to “Like” at least one poem yesterday. Hope things start to work for you soon. Not sure that I can Subscribe you from my sude. Much love and hugs to you my friend. Xx

  2. This is so interesting to me because I lost my sight 11 years ago. I am a retired professor of fine arts and humanities. Sight loss cannot take away my passion for life or for the things I love. I can see in your poems the same passion. It is refreshing, for me, to read your poems and envision them through my own blind-sighted experiences and challenges.

    Disability is a topic I seldom discuss in my writing except for articles I write as a Peer Advisor for VisionAware ( on AFB’s website).

    1. Thank you for commenting! I’ve learned blindness can add many complications to life, but it need not squash it entirely. Everything I was before I lost my eyesight at the age of 12–a lover of books and learning, a spiritual seeker, an enthusiast of music and poetry, a friend–

  3. –I remain, through and through. And while I continue to wrestle with the term “disability”, blindness is a significant element of my life experience which often weaves itself into my writing.

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