Archive for July, 2016

We've come a long way, baby: Sen. Harkin teaches DNC audience "America" in sign language

July 27, 201613 CommentsPosted in blindness, politics, Uncategorized

Overshadowed by speeches by Bernie, Bill and Michelle at the Democratic Convention this week came a quick and quiet talk by former Senator Tom harkin to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act yesterday. Harkin, who was taught sign language by his brother Frank, taught everyone in the audience the sign for […]

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My Favorite Place? In class with memoir writers

July 23, 201621 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Uncategorized

The living room couch with an afghan nearby. Jamaica in the 1950s. Our backyard in the 1950s. A sandy cliff on Grenada. Petra. The woods near the family farm. The dining room table. A rocking chair. A Buddhist temple. A Wisconsin monastery. A Catholic church. Anywhere with trees. Grannie’s Jackson Heights apartment. Our garden. Eating […]

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