I love summertime for a variety of reasons, but the main reason I love summer is that it stays light outside until almost 10pm here in WA.  For a person with night blindness, this makes a big difference.  It means I can stay outside playing with my daughter, riding bikes, and walking to/from town for yoga, gelatto, shopping – just to name a few of my favorite activities – well into the evening hours.  But I often feel like Cinderella, losing track of time as the clock ticks closer to nightfall.  Most of the time I’m very good at planning ahead to make sure that I am in a safe, well-lit place when the sun sets.  But at a recent family reunion, the planning wasn’t exactly up to me. Continue reading