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Guest post by Wanda Bridgeforth: “I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey”

August 6, 20174 CommentsPosted in guest blog, memoir writing, politics, visiting schools

Here’s a piece Ninety-five-year-old Wanda Bridgeforth wrote after her WGN Radio interview last weekend. Remembering DuSable by Wanda Bridgeforth The interview with Dave Hoekstra and Beth Finke brought back more memories of my happy days at DuSable High School. On February 1, 1935, it was a thrill to be entering a Brand-New building at the […]

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Book review: Richard Ford’s Between Them

July 22, 20177 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, writing

Al Hippensteel is the editor of The Dearborn Express, our free neighborhood newspaper, and he’s in the memoir-writing class I lead in Printers Row, too. Before class one day Al asked if anyone might be interested in writing book reviews for the paper, and his fellow memoir-writer Lorraine Schmall jumped at the chance. Her latest […]

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Medicaid is her lifeline

June 25, 20176 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, politics

In addition to leading weekly memoir-writing classes for older adults, I work part-time moderating a blog for Easterseals National Headquarters here in Chicago. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been publishing posts on the Easterseals blog written by people with disabilities who count on Medicaid to help them pay for everything from personal care […]

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