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How this sixth-grader discovered his spirit animal

November 22, 201715 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, visiting schools

This just in! The Hinsdalean newspaper did a great article on our visit. You can read it here if you want to get another point of view on our class visit.   Whitney and I spent an entire day last week with sixth-graders at Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS). I’ve visited students at hundreds of […]

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Part II: Interview with Robin Sitten, the narrator of Writing Out Loud

November 19, 20175 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs

In case you missed my last post: You heard that right: The audio version of “Writing Out Loud” is now available at Amazon.com. And Audible.com, too. But wait. There’s more! Thanks to my publisher — Golden Alley Press — you can win a free audio book! Just email bethfinke@goldenalleypress.com and enter WOL Freebie in the […]

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I swear I said Astros

November 5, 201714 CommentsPosted in baseball, blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, technology for people who are blind

When I fell a couple winters ago and broke some fingers in my left hand, I started toying around with a dictation feature on the iPhone. The microphone next to the space bar on the keyboard is far more accurate than Siri, and last month I showed an 80-year-old writer in one of the memoir-writing […]

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