Video: Geoff Allen: Life after violence 

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Geoff Allen pauses outside his apartment as he describes the moment he was shot in the hand and head. His recovery has been slow, but he keeps a positive attitude.
Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Geoff Allen pauses outside his apartment as he describes the moment he was shot in the hand and head. His recovery has been slow, but he keeps a positive attitude.

There are dozens of little tricks that Geoff Allen created to live his new life, one that began six months ago when a bullet took the majority of his eyesight.