Archive for the “blindness” Category

The Hanni hop

November 30, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, public speaking, radio, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools

My Seeing Eye dog Whitney and I took an Amtrak train to Central Illinois Monday to give a presentation to an animal sciences class at the University of Illinois. While there in Urbana, we looked in on retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni. Her human companions Nancy and Steven report The 16-year-old star of Hanni and […]

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"Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a spouse named Mike" — my op-ed piece in the New York Daily News

November 2, 201627 CommentsPosted in blindness, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Hey! An op-ed piece I wrote was published Monday in the New York Daily News, and much to my happy surprise, they didn’t edit out my favorite line of the whole thing: “Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a spouse named Mike.” (I can just imagine Cub fans across the country sighing in […]

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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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