Archive for October, 2008

Hanni & Me on Chicago TV

October 28, 20084 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, Hanni, Uncategorized

It’s official. Hanni and I are the Chicago poster children for disability issues. And why not? I work for a disability organization — Hanni leads me to meetings at Easter Seals Headquarters in downtown Chicago every week. Plus, Mike and I raised a child with disabilities. And, hey…I’m blind! So last week when ABC Chicago […]

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The Deaf Leading the Blind

October 23, 200815 CommentsPosted in memoir writing, radio, Uncategorized

Every Wednesday, Hanni leads me to the Chicago Cultural Center to teach a memoir-writing class for senior citizens. Eighteen women, great names. Myrna. Sybil. Eldoris. Bea. They’d grown up on the south side, in the suburbs, in Italy, in West Rogers Park. Some have Masters degrees. One finished her undergrad at age 73. Many of […]

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