Archive for November, 2012

A year with Whit

November 25, 201216 CommentsPosted in guest blog, Hanni, Harper, Mike Knezovich, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, Whitney

My husband’s giving me a holiday blog break with this guest post–here’s Mike Knezovich! On Friday night Beth came through the apartment door sounding slightly panicked. “Mike, take a look at Whitney — I think she’s bleeding.” A dog had lunged at Whit in our building’s elevator, and Whit was bleeding from a cut across […]

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Perspective

November 22, 2012CommentsPosted in baseball, memoir writing, Uncategorized

Today, November 22, is the day President John F. Kennedy was murdered back in 1963. You have to be at least 55 years old to sign up for the memoir classes I lead in Chicago, so I knew all my students would remember that day. I couldn’t be sure that all of them would want […]

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Better than match.com

November 13, 201219 CommentsPosted in blindness, Dora, guide dogs, Hanni, Harper, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Whitney

Whitney and I had a ball at the Hamilton Branch of the Madison Public Librarylast Friday, and as always, the kids in the audience had some marvelous questions. My favorite one was this: “Your book says your Seeing Eye dog goes with you everywhere. Does she go in the shower with you, too?” We’re heading […]

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