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Why did Hackney’s have to close?

May 10, 20179 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing

You may recall the poignant post Mike wrote last year eulogizing Hackney’s, our favorite local tavern. Their seemingly sudden decision to close last September took regulars like us by surprise, and a well-written article in this week’s New City helps explain the owners’ thinking. From the article: Back in 2008, the owners Jim and Ed Hebson and […]

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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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Writing Out Loud: now the print version is here, too!

May 5, 201721 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, memoir writing, Seeing Eye dogs, Whitney

  For all you patient readers who prefer hard copy to e-books, your wait is over. The print version is here, available for order on, and soon to be at Sandmeyer’s and other fine booksellers. You Safe & Sound blog readers are going to recognize some of the characters in this new book of mine […]

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April 29, 20176 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, writing

I’ve been immersed in working with my editor at Golden Alley Press, putting on the finishing touches, and proofreading with Mike’s help. So, to be honest, I’m sort of all written out. Except to say this: If you’re interested in Writing Out Loud, which chronicles my learning to teach a memoir class for seniors, and […]

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