Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

Doctor Said If I Lower My Expectations Now, It’ll Make the Future Easier

As advice goes, it was pretty terrible.

Fourteen years ago, I sat in the little white-painted room in the doctor’s office, waiting for the news I already knew was coming.

It was a long time coming, really. I was blind, and there was no getting around it. While I didn’t have a name for my…



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Ira Robinson

Published author of over a dozen books and dozens of short stories, Digital painter, and streamer, and blind. Contact me at