Archive for the “blindness” Category

I’m in a Lubec state of mind

July 16, 20177 CommentsPosted in blindness, guide dogs, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Whitney, writing

I’m just back from the Iota Short Prose Conference on Campobello Island, where I was a student rather than a teacher. Mike flew with me and Whitney from O’Hare, rented a car at the Bangor Airport and drove us to our destination: the easternmost point in the United States. We settled right in to our quiet […]

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For Mother’s Day this year? Blind mums

May 13, 201714 CommentsPosted in blindness, parenting a child with special needs, radio, technology for people who are blind

I subscribe to a podcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) called Ouch. It features BBC journalists with disabilities who bring their personal experiences to the table, and it can be downright charming to hear them talk about disability in their lovely British and Irish accents. It’s intriguing, too, to hear how British and Irish […]

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A Tribute to Hanni, Seeing Eye Dog Extraordinaire

May 7, 201733 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, memoir writing, Seeing Eye dogs

My last post shared both sad and happy news. My loveable retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni died Wednesday, and the book I’ve been working on for more than a decade had been released just the day before. It’s been an emotional week for sure, but in the end, so much good to think about. Hanni […]

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