Archive for November, 2014

What Mike does

November 28, 20146 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized, writing

The success of our “Mondays with Mike” feature has a lot of you blog readers wondering: what does my husband Mike Knezovich do for a living? An online article in the Chicago Tribune helps explain. (The print piece is scheduled for Sunday.) The Tribune story profiles architect Katrin Klingenberg, co-founder of a non-profit called Passive House Institute […]

Continue Reading

Mondays with Mike: I see black people

November 24, 201411 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics, Uncategorized

Most of the time I walk the mile-and-a-quarter to and from work. But when the weather here in Chicago turns extreme, or I’m running late, I take the Red Line subway. The Red Line runs from the South Side, through Chinatown, to the North Side, so the cars are full of human diversity. White people, […]

Continue Reading

Quiz show

November 20, 201424 CommentsPosted in blindness, memoir writing, public speaking, questions kids ask, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Last Thursday I spoke to a U of I class in Champaign. Monday morning I spoke with second graders at Chicago’s Francis Xavier Warde School. Yesterday I spoke to visually-impaired adults at Blind Service Association. Each of these three presentations ended with a Q&A, which lead’s me to today’s quiz. Tell me if the following […]

Continue Reading