Archive for April, 2010

Conference brewing on what blind people are doing

April 26, 201019 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, book tour, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized, writing

When I first lost my sight, friends came up with suggestions. “Here’s something you could do,” they’d say, their voices gushing with enthusiasm. They’d read a story about a blind guy who para-sails, a blind woman who ran the Chicago marathon, someone who canoed, another who loved his tandem kayak. “You could do that, Beth!” […]

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Happy Birthday, dear Flo

April 20, 201013 CommentsPosted in blindness, Flo, Uncategorized

Flo – that’s my mom – turns 94 today. My four sisters and I schedule our annual Sisters Weekend around Flo’s birthday each year. Two years ago we all gathered in Louisville to visit our brother Doug and his wife Shelley. Last year we stayed at an Inn on the Fox River and treated Flo […]

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Move over, Oprah: Martha's Read-Aloud Book Club

April 15, 20108 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Who needs Oprah to tell us what to read?! Just got news that Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound is one of the six books selected for the Martha Speaks Read-Aloud Book Club! From the PBS Kids web site: At the core of the Martha Speaks Read- Aloud Book Club are six culturally diverse children’s […]

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How are Hanni’s dreams?

April 8, 20106 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, book tour, Braille, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools

How are Hanni’s dreams? That question was my favorite of all the ones asked during this week’s school visits to Long Island. And trust me, there was lots of competition. Runners up: Do newspapers come out in Braille? I know we can’t pet Hanni when her harness is on, but can you? Are all Seeing […]

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