Archive for the “Beth Finke” Category

Happy Birthday! (Or should I say "Bon Anniversaire!"),

January 4, 20155 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, Braille, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Today, January 4, is the birthday of Louis Braille. He was born in France in 1809, and his father had a leather shop. Note to children: be careful out there! Three-year-old Louis lost his sight after playing with his father’s sharp tools and accidentally poking his eyes. Louis Braille’s parents did what they could to […]

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Mondays with Mike: My Wife's out of Town, Her Seeing Eye Dog Isn’t

December 1, 20144 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, guest blog, guide dogs, Hanni, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized

So, it’s already been a week since my last post? Yikes. A lot’s happened, and not all of it uplifting (though we had a swell Thanksgiving, and hope you did, too). So, bereft of inspiration, I’m repurposing a little something I wrote around 10 years back when Beth visited our friend Sheelagh in Northern Ireland and […]

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Inspired by Jay Cutler

September 6, 20148 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, Uncategorized

The Bears open their season at Soldier Field today, and though I’m not much of a football fan, I’ll be cheering on Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler. He was 25 and quarterbacking for the Denver Broncos when he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, joining a team of 2 million other Americans like me who live […]

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Mondays with Mike: On a bicycle built for two

August 11, 201415 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, guest blog, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized

For her birthday, on December 23 1983, I gave Beth a brand new Peugeot bicycle. It was a dandy ride—a lovely light blue, classic upright riding position, folding saddle baskets, three speeds. Perfect for the young and lovely university professional who wanted to commute to campus and run errands on her bicycle. She loved that […]

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