Archive for February, 2015


February 27, 201522 CommentsPosted in blindness, Hanni, Harper, public speaking, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Teachers in Mayville, Wisconsin had read my children’s book Hanni and Beth: Safe &Sound  aloud to their students before I arrived there last week, so when I showed up without Hanni, the star of that book, a few of the kids were – quite reasonably– disappointed. Hmm. Might be good to start my presentation with […]

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Is your husband blind, too?

February 22, 20157 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, Uncategorized

If you haven’t signed up to follow BlindBeader’s Life Unscripted blog yet, I highly recommend you do. BlindBeader is a gifted young writer who lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, three cats and guide dog Jenny. She wrote a guest post for our Safe & Sound blog last month with recommendations for visiting New […]

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Cold enough for ya?

February 19, 20158 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

The predicted high today is 4º. Some of our Chicago friends have escaped to Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica. Whitney and me? We took off north, to Wisconsin. I’m writing from our hotel in beautiful Menomonee Falls, just outside Milwaukee. Whitney and I are preparing for our visits to schools in nearby Mayville, which, according to […]

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