Hi All,  The general purpose for this series of blogs, along with an opportunity to share some of the events that stand out(at least to me)in my life  is to give my take on the state of the world — my opinions on how we got where we are, where I think we are and where where I am afraid we may be headed.
WARNING:  As regards my viewpoints about the activities and attitudes of those from the right side of the political spectrum, I tend toward the polemic which will only intensify as the theme of a particular blog moves to the right.   But,please go ahead and let me have it right back.  If you enjoy reading (or trashing) my blogs, you can subscribe, so you can receive emails when I rant about something new.
Also, You can read a narrative index that briefly describes what is in each of my blogs by reading my Blog Blog.
Briefly about me:  I am a left-leaning 65 year old man who travels the highways and byways of Central New York (The finger lakes and beyond) teaching independent travel and living skills to the blind and visually impaired.  I have worked in the field of visual impairment for 26 years, 15 of those in Austin Texas, with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, where I taught everything from rock-climbing to roast beef.

I n 2000, like a giant salmon I swam back up to where I was hatched when I was hired by AURORA of CNY — a not-for-profit  agency that provides services to the Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf and Hard of Hearing for three counties in central New York State —  hired right after earning  my professional certification in Orientation and Mobility and have happily and proudly worked for AURORA for the past twelve-years this coming September.

I enjoy, reading (I have no connection to TV), swimming, canoeing, photography, travel, writing and various computer activities — those that don’t involve: Texterbating or social nitwitting. I also have a web page on my own domain ssor.net. Come and check it out.

Oh, and please leave your comments at the bottom of each blog.  By doing this, you increase the circulation of my blogs and will cause more people to read them.  If you have your own blog on WordPress and are logged on, you can click the “Subscribe” link to subscribe to my blog. If you do that you will receive an email each time I put up a new blog.

If you don’t have a blog of your own, you can still receive emails each time I add a new blog by responding to any of my blogs in the space provided at the bottom. You are required to put in your email name and email address in the blanks provided.  Under the space where you enter your comment you will see two check boxes. If you check the one next to “send me site updates”, you will receive an email each time I add a new blog.  You probably don’t want to check the one next to “Send me all comments to this blog” because if you did you would receive an email each time someone comments on this particular blog.

Finally, you should also check out my pictures of Baraca my marvelous Manecoon Cat,   Fall Colors in central New York and a variety of other photos.


  1. Linda K. says:

    You seem to have found the fountain of youth! By the way, I completely agree with your ideas in the Walmarting of America.

  2. bruce says:

    hey ross did you ever think about working out to beef up a lil bit my bod sure aint the best but holy cow!!!!!!!!!! great picture by the way bru

  3. Lawrence says:


    It was a hoot meeting you last night. I enjoyed reading some of your blog entries. You have an engaging writing style. I even learned some things. I was unable to find the Woodstock blog, or did I misunderstand what you said?

    I look forward to seeing you again sometime.


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