Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Blanket Forts

Lying in bed, still a tad groggy, I glance at the clock and contemplate starting my day, and the tears well up. The thought of facing people, noise, colors is more than I can handle. The mere thought of processing all that sensory input is causing overload. Hyper-sensitized, the noise from the street starts to … Read more


I am fully engaged when I teach. But when I return to my office, completely drained, I see the rest of the world through a haze. If I have to wrench myself out of my state of mind, to engage with the world around me, as soon as I can, I retreat back into the … Read more

You Pick

It’s always here. Where is it? Could they have moved it? I’m in the grocery store, searching for a particular brand of New England clam chowder, Daniel’s favorite. He specifically asked for it. I can’t find it anywhere. I contemplate other brands; there are three to choose from. I read through the list of ingredients; … Read more