Archive for November, 2015

Sometimes the past is too painful to write about

November 24, 201512 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Uncategorized

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the movie Back to the Future, I asked the writers in my memoir classes last week to think about their own family histories. “Write about where you’d like to travel back — or forward — to,” I told them. “And then, explain why.” Many, many writers wanted to […]

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Time out for Seeing Eye dogs

November 21, 201513 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, writing, Writing for Children

Realizing I wouldn’t be able to see when his schoolfriends raised their hands to ask questions, my six-year-old great nephew Ray volunteered to help me call on kids in all three of the first-grade classes we visited at his school yesterday. All of the first-graders at Westmore Elementary had read Hanni and Beth: Safe & […]

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