About Buffalo Tom Peabody

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Let me start with, my heroes are Mark Twain and Helen Keller. Mark Twain because he believed you should be yourself all of the time. Failing to do so, makes you a hypocrite. Hypocrisy may be the worst human failing. Hypocrites go out of their way to deceive you because they are weak and fearful of others. For me, like Mark Twain, humor is the antidote to frustration and hypocrisy.
Helen Keller is my hero, not just because I am blind, because she set the tone for treating all people with dignity At a time when people with disabilities were literally locked away in the attic, whispered about and pitied ( mainly out of fear), Helen stood up and became a beacon that set truth to the lie.
Because of Helen Keller I can host this blog. Because of Mark Twain, I have something to say. I look forward to your participation and feedback. I would also like to invite you to follow me on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. just enter my name, Buffalo Tom Peabody, in any search engine and I am the only result, so far.
I would like to apologize in advance, for any technical glitches that may occur, I use TTS technology for the blind, it is not perfect. None of us are.

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146 thoughts on “About Buffalo Tom Peabody

    • Thank you, so much for the award nomination! I am honored, however, I do not accept awards because of the TTS system, for the blind, that I must use. TTS makes some of the computer functions that are necessary for fulfilling the award rules impossible. For example, TTS uses the copy and paste function of my device for reading text to me so I cannot copy and paste the rules to my blog. Posting manual links is also impossible because there are no spoken words or commands for symbols so links are ignored by TTS.
      Thanks, again, for the honor! I apologize for the limits of my TTS system.

      • You’re welcome and don’t worry about it. Even though you can’t accept the award I still feel that you accepted: even though TTS doesn’t permit you to do so.

    • Thank you for the honor! Because of the TTS, text to speech system for the visually impaired, that I must use I don’t accept awards. TTS limits the blogging functions necessary to comply with the rules for awards. But thank you for honoring me with a nomination! Many thanks!

  1. Hi Tom! I have always been a huge Helen Keller fan from since I could read. She was and is an incredible role model. I remember when I was in about 2nd or 3rd grade I had been reading about her and decided I wanted to know what it would be like to be blind. I pulled the hood of my winter coat over my head while walking down the sidewalk behind my parents. I promptly knocked myself out on a wrought iron railing at the neighbors house. I am very fortunate that it was just an experiment gone awry but it gave me even more respect for her given her multiple challenges. I also live in Hartford and am a long time admirer of Mark Twain – I just love his quotes!! They are all still so relevant today. I admire what you are doing and keep it up!

    • Thank you, for your kind words and comments and a specially for visiting my blog because after admiring your post this morning (thanks to norm 2.o) I am able to follow your blog. Recent wordpress changes in the word press for android app have made follow buttons invisible to TTS users except in situations like this. I’m sure they will get around to fixing it.
      Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan are part of humanity’s heart and Mark Twain is part of humanity’s soul. I think I admire their indomitable spirits most of all. I hope that makes sense and I hope TTS got it all down correctly. Again, thank you and I’m looking forward to your blog posts.

  2. I haven’t nominated you for anything I’m afraid but your blog is very entertaining so I will nominate you for the you of the year award! Keep on rocking in the free world.

  3. Hey Tom, 🙂 I just want to say thank you for flowing my blog, Heart’s Table. I truly appreciate every like on my posts by you. “Hypocrites go out of their way to deceive you because they are weak and fearful of others.” I love this. Being yourself at all times is the best policy along with honesty. God bless you! – Sheela

  4. I am impressed with what you have accomplished. My mother had been blind. She had Retinitis Pigmentosa. She was fully blind by age 30. She refused to use a cane or even to learn Braille. I’m happy to see that you haven’t let it take over your life. We all have our disabilities, some worse than others, that we must learn to overcome. Nice to meet you, Susanne

    • Thanks, Susanne! We have a long way to go helping people to understand disabilities. You mentioned we all have disabilities which is right on the money! We all need each other and we are all in this together. It is very nice to meet you, as well. I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

      • Well, seriously, I think your work is phenomenal and wonder has anyone ever picked up your work? Are you a professional or is this your hobby?

        Seriously

        Bonnie

      • Thanks, Bonnie! I’m a retired musician/ singer and I started making these photos to send to friends in Emails and on Facebook. I gave up Facebook a couple of years ago because it started turning my friendships two-dimensional… Friends saw me on facebook & no longer felt a need to make a personal visit or call.
        I’ve been blogging for 3 years and it’s a lot of fun. I don’t keep up with my stats so I have no idea how I’m doing.
        BTP and the rest of the gang are very much autobiographical. 👍😨
        ^^ Buffalo Tom

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