Archive for the “politics” Category

Mondays with Mike: The power of a newspaper

March 13, 20174 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, politics

As many of you know, Beth is a voracious reader. Or, to be technically accurate, a voracious listener. Between the Library of Congress’ fantastic free audio book service and the commercial offerings of publishers and services like Audible.com, she’s always got several books on her cool little listening device—it’s called Victor Reader Stream. Bad name, great […]

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Mondays with Mike: Real life comes calling

February 27, 20173 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics

As many of you know, our son Gus lives in a group home in Wisconsin that is operated by Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Gus is developmentally disabled, and he lives with three other developmentally disabled men in a yellow ranch home in a bucolic little burg called Watertown. Some terrific people have cared for Gus and […]

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250,000 strong

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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