Archive for December, 2008

Hyde Park is the Wrong Neighborhood for Mr. Rogers

December 26, 20082 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, book tour, Flo, guide dogs, radio, Uncategorized

There I was, happily baking bread on Christmas Eve morning, listening to Chicago Public radio, when a “public service announcement” came on plugging this week’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive & Storytelling Festival! Hanni and I will be giving a presentation at that fest at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 31 — it was a […]

Continue Reading

Grandma Moos is On the Air

December 18, 200811 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, radio, Uncategorized

The great comments you left after reading my Christmas from Scratch post got me thinking. Maybe Chicago Public radio would be interested in airing a piece about our Grandma Moos and how she was a recycler wayyyy ahead of her time. And so, I rejiggered that post a bit (translation: made it shorter) and submitted […]

Continue Reading

Texting by Ear

December 12, 200818 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, Uncategorized

I came home, checked our answering machine. There it was. A message from my nephew. The message was alarming. Not because of what Robbie said. Just that he called me!   My extended family lives all over the country. We consider ourselves “close.” But we rarely, if ever, phone each other. We email. We send […]

Continue Reading

Christmas from Scratch

December 5, 200815 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, Flo, Uncategorized, writing

My Grandma was “green” long before Kermit was a tadpole. She cleaned houses for a living and walked to all her jobs. She never owned a car; never even got a driver’s license. Her carbon footprint was far smaller then her real one, the one she left all over Elmhurst, Illinois with those practical, black, […]

Continue Reading