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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures Guest post by Jeremy Higley

Good Morning!

On Saturday I mentioned I am in Santee, SC. That's still true today although I'm supposed to be going on to Cherokee, NC, if not today, tomorrow. Hurricane Hermine and tire troubles put us a day behind schedule but we'll be there tomorrow at latest. Then we'll head back home.

Hope your Labor Day weekend was blessed!

Today's guest is a newcomer to our blog, brought to us by Class Act Books.

Jeremy Higley was born in California but now lives in Arizona. As of 2016, he’s a graduate student working on a master’s degree in English. He’s also an instructional aide at a local elementary school, a novelist, and a contributing editor for a nonprofit student success company called LifeBound.

Now let's see what Jeremy treasures....

If you are what you eat, I'm an apple. I've eaten an apple a day for as long as I can remember. I just love apples!

Jokes aside, my best conversation starter is to tell people about my colorblindness. It's funny to me how this simple fact always brings out the same questions in people.

Yes, I was born colorblind. I found out in kindergarten, when I couldn't properly fill out a color-by-number sheet. No, it's but real blindness but actually an extreme form of red-green colorblindness known as protanopia, or protoanomaly, that leaves me seeing only grays, yellows, and blues.

Nope, nothing else.

I've memorized the appropriate colors to most things, but I do get tripped up sometimes. I haven't tried the Enchroma glasses. These enhance color perception by separating light into its primary components of the spectrum before they reach the eye. However the test on their website says they only have a 25% chance of working for me, so I'm waiting until I have $400 just lying around.

Oh wow, Jeremy, most of us never think of our eyesight and the fact we can see colors as something to treasure! Here's praying for a miracle for you!  

You can find out more about Jeremy through his website, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+

Check out his book,  The Son of Dark on Amazon, Class Act Books, Amazon UK and Smashwords.

Hope you enjoyed today's Treasures and that you'll drop by each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless!


Unknown said...

Here's hoping Jeremy finds that $400 lying around somewhere. Good blog!

Toni V.S. said...

Son of Dark is an exciting book. The characters, especially Skel, are well-developed. Congrats on an interesting blog, Jeremy.

Susan Coryell said...

My dad was blue/green color blind--not so unusual for men, I understand. But everything except for 3 colors. Oh Man! At least you have an excuse for not matching your tie to your shirt! Best wishes.

Judy Baker said...

Jeremy, I wish you the best in the coming future. Science is amazing in discovering new technologies, so hopefully the cost will be affordable. Best of luck with your book.

Jeremy said...

Thanks everyone! I'm not worried about the color thing. I've lived my whole life without it, and like Judy says, someday the technology will be affordable, as well as more likely to work. Until then I just always wear my ties with white shirts. :-)

Thanks again for all your support!

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

Both of my boys have color-blindness and it pops up at weird times. "Oh, bricks are red?" And people are curious about it. I think it's because it is difficult for us to fathom not seeing colors we take for granted. As difficult as it is to wrap our heads around the idea that in heaven there may be more colors. I recently read about someone with extra...was it rods?...extra something in their eyes that made them capable of discerning more colors than the average human. Your mind says, "There can't be more colors, cause...I mean, what would they be? We've got all the colors of the things on our planet. What would a different color look like? Wouldn't it just be a variation in shade?"

In any case, thanks for sharing yourself with us. On the upside, when they ask you on Jeopardy to tell the audience something interesting about yourself, you've got it made! Wishing you the best, Jeremy! Pam should have you back to talk about your work with Lifebound. It sounds fascinating and I'd love to hear more about it. (hint, hint).

Jeremy said...

Thanks, M.J.! I can't imagine what extra rods would do, but I've heard of people with extra cones. The number of colors they can see is mind-boggling. I've even heard of people who can see into the infrared side of the spectrum, just a bit. People often comment about how in heaven it will be so exciting for me to see all the colors I've missed, and I enjoy pointing out to them that they will likely have the same experience with all the colors they've missed.

Marissa Garner said...

Thanks for letting us get to know a little about you. Best of luck with your book!

Diane Burton said...

Thanks for sharing more about yourself, Jeremy. Best wishes!