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If you're blind, are you still able to cry?

January 11, 201723 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, questions kids ask, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

My Seeing Eye dog Whitney usually leads me to Chicago’s Union Station to catch rides to the suburbs to visit schools, but when a friend from our Hackney’s days offered to drive us to Kindi Academy, a Montessori school in Lisle, Ill., yesterday I jumped at the chance. It was raining in Chicago yesterday, and […]

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Bennett, the Brailliant, and my visit to Tess Corners Elementary in Wisconsin

April 27, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, parenting a child with special needs, questions kids ask, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Last week my Seeing Eye dog and I met a second-grader I’ve been hearing about for years. Bennett is a student at Tess Corners Elementary School in Wisconsin, and Whitney and I spent the entire day at his school Friday. I first heard of Bennett back in 2013, when his mom wrote to tell me […]

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Reasonable questions: our visit to St. Francis Xavier School last week

March 2, 201627 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney, writing

I’ve been visiting elementary schools with my Seeing Eye dogs more than 25 years now, so it’d be reasonable to think I’ve heard every single question a kid would dream up when it comes to blindness or guide dogs. Jackie Petrozzi But hey, who ever accused kids of being reasonable? Last Friday afternoon my Seeing Eye […]

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