Archive for March, 2014

Mondays with Mike: Time begins on opening day

March 31, 20148 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, guest blog, Hanni, Mike Knezovich, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized

Right now, on a Sunday morning outside my window on Harrison Street, thousands of hearty runners are streaming east toward the finish line for the annual Shamrock Shuffle. Not sure why it’s called the Shamrock Shuffle two weeks after St. Patrick’s day, but … whatever. It’s sunny, and the forecast says we’ll get to 58 […]

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Mondays with Mike: Going carless

March 24, 201415 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, parenting a child with special needs, travel, Uncategorized

If you’ve seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know the scene: The black knight keeps having body parts lopped off, keeps coming back for more, and is eventually left behind by his opposing knight, shouting “Come back here, I’ll bite your legs off!” Well, that’s about where our trusted 1998 Volkswagen Passat is. An exhaust […]

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Writing books sure can be rewarding

March 20, 201411 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, memoir writing, parenting a child with special needs, public speaking, travel, Uncategorized, Whitney, Writing for Children

A woman who teaches two-year-olds who have visual impairments had me sign a few copies of my memoir, Long Time, No See for her at the Vision Forward conference I spoke at last fall. When I was signing her books I had no idea she’d been diagnosed with an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa when […]

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Mondays with Mike: Everyday miracle

March 17, 201413 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, guest blog, Mike Knezovich, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized

This week brought some good news in the Finke extended family: Ella, who had been born to Beth’s niece Stacey and her husband Ryan prematurely, came home after a stay in neonatal intensive care. In this day and age, one can say, “No big deal.” After all, preemies are common, we have folks scheduling births […]

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