Archive for March, 2015

What makes me happy

March 26, 201518 CommentsPosted in memoir writing, travel, Uncategorized

Last week I asked my downtown Chicago group of memoir-writers to come up with 500-word essays titled What Makes Me Happy. “Don’t come back with lists, or with vague things like ‘family and friends’,” I said. I asked them to write about an event from the past couple weeks that left them feeling fresh, energized, […]

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They all helped me read

March 19, 201514 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Elementary school teachers commend me for struggling to sound out words when I read from the Braille version of Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound during school presentations. “That’s what we’re trying to get our kids to do!” They tell me, assuring me I needn’t apologize for my poor Braille-reading skills. “It’s good for the […]

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Mondays with Mike: It really is March madness

March 16, 20152 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized

College basketball fans are about to embark on a month-long orgy of tournament basketball, betting, brackets, trash talking, buzzer beaters, triumph and heartbreak. I’ll be watching, pulling for my standbys (since Illinois is limping along these days) Wisconsin (our son Gus’ team) and Michigan State (we love Tom Izzo and Beth’s sister in Michigan is […]

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