Archive for the “politics” Category

At the park — but not out of the woods — with Gus

July 2, 20177 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics, travel

Huge thanks to all of you who read Mike’s excellent post about the potential changes to Medicaid and forwarded it on to others, commented to it on Facebook, and, especially, to those of you who contacted your legislators. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delayed the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until […]

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Mondays with Mike: It’s up to us

June 26, 201712 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, politics

Meet Gus, our son. He’s 30. He laughs heartily when I sing to him in a Louis Armstrong voice. He loves music, especially stuff that has unusual rhythms—Prince is a favorite. He doesn’t seem to be able to see very well straight ahead, but he manages with his peripheral vision. And he knows Beth’s voice […]

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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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Mondays with Mike: The lingering war at home

May 29, 20173 CommentsPosted in politics

Our friends Jim and Janet will be visiting Vietnam come June. And if they have the kind of experience that seemingly everyone who visits that country has, they are likely to come back marveling at the culture, the food, and the warmth of the people who we were at war with not so long ago. […]

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