Archive for July, 2013

Real life is enough, don't you think?

July 28, 201315 CommentsPosted in blindness, guest blog, guide dogs, Mike Knezovich, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized

Here’s a guest post from my husband Mike Knezovich: Beth’s in two distinct minorities: She’s blind. And she’s one of the minority of people who are blind who also use guide dogs. (I’m leaving out that other ultraminority she’s in — you know, the group of people who have had a benign tumor the size […]

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Art beyond sight?

July 16, 201313 CommentsPosted in blindness, Uncategorized

An organization called Art Beyond Sight is working with the Chicago History Museum to learn more about ways people who are blind manage in museums, and I’ve been invited to head over there this Thursday morning to offer suggestions. Confession: I’m always ambivalent about these things. I credit the institutions for trying. I really do. […]

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Smelling is believing

July 9, 201322 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Uncategorized, writing

I’ve been writing without vision for more than 25 years. Next month, at Northwestern University’s Summer Writers’ Conference, I’m going to try teaching people who can see how to do it, too: Smelling is Believing: Using Your Other Senses — Beth Finke Writer Beth Finke is blind, and her in-class exercises encourage writers to set […]

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