Archive for the “politics” Category

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February 4, 201714 CommentsPosted in guest blog, politics, Uncategorized

I am pleased to introduce my friend Rachel Arfa as a guest blogger today. Rachel and I both advocate for cultural accessibility, and we met, guess where? In a theater lobby after enjoying a play. Rachel is profoundly deaf, communicates by talking and lipreading and uses bilateral cochlear implants to hear. A 2017 Fellow in the […]

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I love this group. No one loves this group more than I do.

January 26, 201753 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, politics, travel, Uncategorized

Last week the prompt for my Wednesday memoir-writing class was, “How I Got through a Transition in Life that Wasn’t my Choice.” An overwhelming number of Chicagoans had voted against the new president, so I reasoned a lot of my writers might be concerned about Friday’s inauguration.  “For next week I want you to look […]

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One last letter: Dear Abby

November 9, 20163 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, politics, Uncategorized

My “Me, Myself and I”memoir-writing class meets this morning at the Chicago Cultural Center. Ages in that class span from 66 to 96, they’ve lived through a lot of election cycles, and it’ll be interesting to hear what they have to say about the decisions made yesterday. I sure can’t think of anything myself to […]

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