Panoramic view of Salt Lake and Utah Counties from the View Benchmark summit

My First Summit on the Air

All the isolation from the COVID-19 quarantine has been driving me a little crazy, and I knew I really needed to get out of the house. I’ve always loved hiking, and I’ve been enjoying ham…

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Ryan Boudwin, seated with cane at the Island in the Sky

New normal: losing your vision

I recently was interviewed by ABC4 to discuss my challenges with blindness. You can watch the video below:     You can also read the full story at ABC4 here.


My three sons, Paul, Martin, and Garrett, waiting for our bus.

Life’s little adventures

Today was a rough day. Yesterday I had another vision exam that quantified just how much worse my eyes have gotten since last time. While the results were not surprising, given I have a degenerative…


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It’s never too early for training

This was a speech given by me at the open house of the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 23, 2018. Hi. My name is…


Diagnosis: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 began like any other. The end of another workweek, another week of the tedium of routine normal life; a day for taking care of errands. As I drove to a routine…


A Visit to Trim Castle

I am in Dublin, Ireland this week to visit my company’s local office in Dun Laoghaire. After flying in yesterday morning and arriving at the bright early hour of 5 am, I needed something interesting to…