Archive for October, 2016

Stepping up to the plate to save Chicago this weekend

October 26, 201629 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, Mike Knezovich, travel, Uncategorized

If you follow this blog, you know my husband Mike likes baseball. You also know he doesn’t like the Cubs. Mike Knezovich is a Chicago White Sox fan. He does not think the ivy is cute — crying is OK in baseball, just not shrubbery. He doesn’t think naming a dog Wrigley is clever. He thinks the Cubs manager […]

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Mondays with Mike: What the Cubs, White Sox, and Cleveland have in common

October 24, 201611 CommentsPosted in baseball, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized

I took a lot of cues from my late mother, Esther Knezovich, who was only too happy to provide them. For example, she’d lived in California in 1950 when Richard M. Nixon ran for the U.S. Senate against a woman named Helen Gahagan Douglas. Nixon smeared his opponent as a communist and won. My mom […]

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Wednesday with Wanda: She's 95 today

October 19, 201614 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, politics, Uncategorized

If you’ve followed our Safe & Sound blog for a while, you know who Wanda Bridgeforth is: she has been attending the memoir-writing class I lead in downtown Chicago for a decade now. She’s witty and talented, and today is her 95th birthday! When Wanda was growing up on the South Side of Chicago, her […]

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