Archive for August, 2016

Mondays with Mike: Come hell or Zika…

August 15, 20164 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized

I wasn’t particularly looking forward to this year’s Summer Olympics. A lot of factors conspired against them. To start, way back when, Chicago pushed to get this year’s games. I’ve read a lot of pretty solid stuff on the economic impact of getting the Olympics—not to mention using public money for pro sports—nothing I’ve seen […]

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Are you a happy camper?

August 13, 20163 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, teaching memoir, writing prompts

Last week’s writing prompt was “Happy Camper.”. After explaining that the phrase is American slang for a happy, contented person, I asked the writers in my memoir classes to think of a happy time in their lives. “Picture the setting, where you were, the sounds, what it smelled like, the feeling in the air,” I […]

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I can't believe I'm telling you this

August 10, 201621 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, public speaking, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, writing

Public speaking comes fairly easy to me. Acting on stage does not. But that’s exactly what I’ll be doing at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater in Chicago this Saturday, August 13 at 2:30 pm. Some back story. Earlier this year I attended one of two accessible performances of Too Much Light put on by the […]

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