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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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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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