Archive for the “politics” Category

Write about a celebrity's death that made you really sad

May 6, 201616 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, politics, radio, Uncategorized

Mike’s post last month about using Facebook to mourn for Prince motivated me to ask the writers in the memoir classes I lead to write about a celebrity’s death that made them really sad. “The celebrity can be an author, an artist, an athlete, a musician, an actor, an actress, a political figure, anyone who […]

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Here's how you vote when you can't see the ballot

March 16, 201626 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mike Knezovich, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

I’d researched the issues. I’d studied the candidates. It was a primary election, not a general one. Voting yesterday should have been a breeze. And you know what? It was! I voted on my own in the Illinois primary election yesterday! The Help America Vote Act of 2002 mandated that voting systems provide some way […]

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Mondays with Mike: When were those good old days?

March 7, 20169 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, politics, Uncategorized

I grew up in a household where politics—paying attention to them, thinking about them, and forming reasoned positions—was not sport, it was an obligation as a citizen. My sister volunteered—at the age of 16—for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, and after enduring the heartbreak of seeing her candidate murdered, she ended up working for Sen. […]

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