'Blindness' worth seeing

...No warning signs, no symptoms, just blindness. Maybe you're at work, maybe you' to think about these questions in "Blindness." A Japanese man sits in his car at...Saramago). The Japanese man's sudden blindness is contagious, because not long after...
Slack Tide: Silver linings to a snowless winter

...traffic accidents. Is it just me or do our ditches seem noticeably free of rolled cars?? You probably won't get "snow blindness." Warning: you are still very much susceptible to "beer goggles." That's an all-season, all-weather hazard. Just...
Remembering MLK

...poor as Negroes."And I said, "You are put in the position of supporting your oppressor, because through prejudice and blindness, you fail to see that the same forces that oppress Negroes in American society oppress poor white people. And all you are...
Blind dog finds new home in Ketchikan

...outside dog and you're now an inside dog."But, Moore says, Halo quickly adapted to living indoors, and despite her blindness, figured out how to navigate the house."She would actually count her steps, and she knew exactly where the master bedroom...
Chilkat: Sight returns after years of blindness

...diagnosed in the mid-80s with cataracts, a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes opaque, causing partial or total blindness. By 1986, his vision had gotten so bad he could no longer operate his gillnetter Three Sons. He stopped going to the doctor...
'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

...two completely different Juneaus," Simpson said.Simpson recounted an example of a time Hayes helped her see a "cultural blindness." An essay she'd written about the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine had appeared in an anthology of work by Alaska writers...
Moscow and Washington hold key to Syria's future

...trip to Lebanon and Qatar made clear a dismal truth about Syria's future: The regime's brutality, along with Russian blindness and U.S. hesitation, is pushing Syria toward a disaster no one wants.Syria is sinking into a sectarian war that will...
Outside editorial: How much bite for new watchdog?

...previous upswings: easy credit, rapid financial innovation, appreciating asset prices and - finally and fatally - a certain blindness to risk. The current crash, however, has presented U.S. policymakers with original problems. Just as the Panic of 1907...
What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

...can shut down nervous systems and cause cardiac arrest, blindness, vomiting," "severe hallucinations, the walls of veins...will overload the nervous system" causing "muscle spasms, blindness, or, in many cases, death."In the animal department...
Some leaders are spiritually blind

...fitting that New York now have a blind governor. Gov. David Paterson's physical inability to see symbolizes the moral blindness that has infected and corrupted our political leaders. Like the Oedipus Rex of Sophocles, our leaders can physically see...


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