I used to watch shows or read books about blind people to get ideas. Not that fiction is always very accurate... Still, I loved stories about blind people who lived full lives and did interesting things.
I still do. :)
Imagine my delight when I discovered that someone had taped all the Longstreet episodes off of Canadian Mystery TV a few years ago and were offering the DVDs online for a modest price. Hooray!
Now, in my (rare) spare time, I have these episodes to watch, enjoy the mystery plots and laugh at the old 1970's hairstyles. I do feel a bit of nostalgia for the rotary phones, though.
I also discovered that a few the books from the 1940's called Duncan Maclain that Longstreet is based upon are available too. Although they are just dime novels about a blind detective, they are still interesting, to a nerd.
If anyone else is interested, here is where these treasures can be found for now: