Archive for August, 2011

A succession of extraordinary days

August 28, 201115 CommentsPosted in baseball, Beth Finke, blindness, Blogroll, Harper, Mike Knezovich, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized, writing, Writing for Children

My foot is feeling better. If I’m allowed back in normal shoes after my doctor appointment this Wednesday, I’ll be so busy dancing I won’t have time to assess that list I posted here of all the things I’d accomplish during my 12-week convalescence. Better do it now. Read books. This was a joy. I thoroughly […]

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A remarkable, resourceful bunch

August 19, 201123 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, memoir writing, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized, writing

The writers in the memoir class I teach grew up on Chicago’s south side, in the Philippines, on farms, as military brats, in plush Chicago suburbs. They are Catholic, Jewish, agnostic. One thing these seniors all have in common? They are resourceful. Take Myrna. She lives in a Chicago neighborhood called Lincoln Park, and When […]

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