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Blind woman reviews Chicago production of Hamilton

October 1, 201621 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mike Knezovich, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Was it the music? The lyrics? The voices? The musicians? The storyline? Buzz of the crowd? Sharing it alongside a dear, longtime friend? My months researching the show? The toast in the lobby bar with Colleen before curtain time? Yes. The Chicago version of the musical Hamilton did not disappoint, but for a minute there […]

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Never again

August 27, 20168 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

The writers in the memoir classes I lead keep me amused, alert and alive. One of them phoned this week bemoaning our assignment. “I’ve been thinking and thinking about it all week,” she said. “I can’t come up with anything to write about. I want to keep doing everything! We both laughed. “You are my […]

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Not ashamed to say it: I'd rather be able to see

August 19, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, politics, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Roughly one in five Americans lives with a disability. So where is our pride movement? That’s the subhead to an op-ed piece called Becoming Disabled in the New York Times Sunday Review this week. The piece was written by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, an academic who has a disability. The piece is well-written and looooooooooong — Professor Garland-Thomson […]

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One thing I have in common with new British Prime Minister Theresa May

July 13, 201626 CommentsPosted in blindness, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

She’s a woman, we’re about the same age, and we’re both survivors. The most significant thing I have in common with Theresa May, though? It’s actually one thing we both would rather do without: the new British Prime Minister and I have Type 1 diabetes. Millions of people have diabetes. Only a small fraction of […]

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