Archive for April, 2015

Warning: this blog post contains material which may be unsuitable for children

April 29, 20158 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, Uncategorized, Whitney

Who could resist an invite to a panel discussion called “Disability and Sexuality: Everything you wanted to know about disability and sex but were afraid to ask…?” I sure couldn’t. At the very least, the panel would give me material for my part-time job moderating the Easter Seals blog. At best, I might pick up […]

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More questions from kids

April 23, 201518 CommentsPosted in blindness, Dora, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools

My sister Bev’s grandson is a kindergartner in Caledonia, Michigan, and when we were visiting there this week, young Bryce was kind enough to share his Great Aunt Beth and Whitney with his fellow kindergartners and first-graders at Paris Ridge Elementary School. Teachers read Safe & Sound to all the kids before we arrived, so […]

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Mondays with Mike: This Price is right

April 20, 20153 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, politics, Uncategorized

The political scene around these parts continues to depress. Particularly gruesome is the latest news about the head of the Chicago Public Schools being under Federal investigation. But that’s only a part of the ugliness—the conflicts of interest and big-money corruption is rife in a place that has profound ramifications for kids in the system, […]

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Where do guide dogs sit on planes?

April 15, 20159 CommentsPosted in blindness, guide dogs, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Yesterday Whitney and I took a train to River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, to do two assemblies at Willard Elementary School. One was for all the kindergarteners, first graders and second graders in the school, and the second was for all the third and fourth graders there. Some examples of questions the kids asked […]

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