Where Have We Been?

Faithful Luminati, your favourite beacons of blindness have not forgotten about you!   Despite a mysterious and lengthy absence, we’re working on a comeback. Obviously we can’t apologize enough for just kind of disappearing, but that doesn’t mean I can’t explain what happened and where we’ve been. Spoiler alert: We didn’t travel far… or at … Read more

The ODSP Chronicles

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve covered Ontario’s Disability Support Program (ODSP) on here and there’s a reason for that.   After delving into social assistance so much and ultimately becoming very discouraged, I needed a break from it. We’ve actively been avoiding serious subject matter on the podcast and I’ve even strayed away … Read more

I Wasn’t Always Like This

So let’s get my hot take out of the way: Nebula is the best character from Guardians Of The Galaxy.   Sure, Star-Lord is hilarious, Gamora is a bad ass, Groot, Drax, Mantis are all different combinations of the two and Rocket… well, he’s a talking raccoon that enjoys killing people…. like a lot of … Read more

Mr. Rocheleau Goes To Parliament

I was originally going to be clever and write “Mr. Rocheleau Goes To Ottawa” until realizing I’m e-mailing federal AND provincial members of Parliament. Ah well… maybe one day.   Anyway, After writing my blog entry about the Ontario Disability Support Program’s punitive rules against those collecting the Canada Emergency Response Benefit last week, many … Read more

The Government Totally Sucks (a.k.a. Dealing With ODSP, CERB And Employment(

So Jan goes back to work next week since we can’t survive on the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) while being on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).   We are both high risk when it comes to Covid-19 but, because the Ontario provincial government treats all $2,000 as income (don’t worry, they’re generous and … Read more

Dealing With Blindness And The Covid-19 Pandemic: Part Three – Don’t Stand So Close To Me

(Note: This is the third in a three part series. Part one was inspired by our recent podcast, focuses on self-isolation and can be found here. It also contains links to Canadian and American mental health resources. Part two touches upon challenges with technology and is available here.)   I touched on this in our … Read more