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Don’t miss Seeing Eye dog Whitney and me this Saturday at The Bookstore

May 31, 20172 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, memoir writing, Whitney

Whitney the Seeing Eye dog and I will be signing copies of my new book Writing Out Loud from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Bookstore, 475 N. Main in Glen Ellyn, one of Chicago’s western suburbs. Reviews on amazon.com of my new book about the colorful cast of […]

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Writing Out Loud: now the print version is here, too!

May 5, 201721 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, Hanni, memoir writing, Seeing Eye dogs, Whitney

  For all you patient readers who prefer hard copy to e-books, your wait is over. The print version is here, available for order on Amazon.com, and soon to be at Sandmeyer’s and other fine booksellers. You Safe & Sound blog readers are going to recognize some of the characters in this new book of mine […]

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The right dog at the right time

April 21, 201711 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, Dora, guide dogs, Hanni, Harper, public speaking, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, visiting schools, Whitney

Just got back from Champaign, Illinois — I gave a presentation to an Animal Sciences class at the University of Illinois yesterday. I speak to this class once a semester, and this time I spent a fair amount of the hour going over some of the qualifications necessary to become a guide dog instructor. Most […]

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Something Fishy: a panel discussion at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

April 1, 20175 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Whitney

A couple days ago I sat on a panel at Chicago Shedd Aquarium with a theater director, a mother of three school-aged children, and a lawyer. Theater director Brian Balcom uses a wheelchair, one of Laurie Viets’ children is on the autism spectrum, attorney Rachel Arfa is profoundly deaf and uses bilateral cochlear implants to […]

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