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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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Hanni and Whit: Safe & Sound

April 15, 201617 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

It’s been a busy travel week for my Seeing Eye dog and me. We flew back from our fun-filled Sisters’ Weekend in the Pacific Northwest Monday night and then turned around Wednesday to take a three-hour train ride from Chicago to Champaign, Illinois. The next morning the two of us gave a presentation for an […]

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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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Questions about the color black

January 20, 201624 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, questions kids ask, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

Last week was chock-full of school presentations for my Seeing Eye dog and me. I already wrote here about our Tuesday trip to Elmhurst. Two days later, Whitney and I got on another commuter train in Chicago to visit two more suburban schools. “I’m blind,” I told a group of second-and-third-graders at our last session […]

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