Archive for January, 2016

About the organ transplant

January 27, 20168 CommentsPosted in baseball, travel, Uncategorized

I wrote here last month about my friend (and baseball organist) Nancy Faust donating her home practice organ to an auction benefiting Chicago White Sox Charities. Boston Red Sox organist Josh Kantor placed the winning bid on the Hammond Elegante Model 340100, and earlier this month a slew of his Chicago musician friends picked up […]

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Questions about the color black

January 20, 201624 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Last week was chock-full of school presentations for my Seeing Eye dog and me. I already wrote here about our Tuesday trip to Elmhurst. Two days later, Whitney and I got on another commuter train in Chicago to visit two more suburban schools. “I’m blind,” I told a group of second-and-third-graders at our last session […]

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Mondays with Mike: She works like a dog

January 18, 201611 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, guide dogs, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized, Whitney

When Beth broke her hand awhile back, it was bad news for several reasons— She would have to wear a cast, which slows typing considerably, and also makes lots of menial daily tasks—already more difficult because she can’t see—even more difficult. She wouldn’t be able to swim, which is her preferred form of exercise. It […]

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