Archive for June, 2008

Pro Wrestlers Don't Give Pedicures

June 27, 200815 CommentsPosted in book tour, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, Writing for Children

Pro wrestlers don’t give pedicures. At least Atlas Horn doesn’t. Atlas (he claims this is his given name!) is a groomer at Doggie Bath House, a new business right down the street from us. I brought Hanni to Doggie Bath House yesterday to get spruced up for our upcoming trip to California. I wanted Hanni […]

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Return to Braille Jail

June 17, 20085 CommentsPosted in blindness, radio, Uncategorized

This afternoon Hanni and I cabbed over to 1151 S. Wood St. in Chicago. Mike and I had only been married a year when I first visited that address in 1985. Back then it was called the Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute (IVHI). To put a positive spin on my absence, Mike & I anticipated it […]

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Hey! I'm in Today's Chicago Tribune!

June 9, 20088 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, book tour, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, Writing for Children

It was a thrill to be part of the 24th annual Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago over the weekend – I signed books at Sandmeyer’ s Bookstore on Saturday, then gave a formal presentation Sunday morning. It can make a person feel downright proud, living in a neighborhood that devotes an entire festival to […]

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