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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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Guest post by DJ Mermaid:In France, they'll call her DJ Sirène

March 26, 20168 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, travel, Uncategorized, Writing for Children

DJ Mermaid is learning French now. Dj’s dream paradise by DJ Mermaid Bonjour mes amis! Every mermaid/DJ has to have her own get-away! Mine happens to be on an entirely different continent. As you may have guessed, we have arrived in Paris, France!! (Not really, but in the post we have, OK?) My dream itinerary […]

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Guest post by DJ Mermaid: Oh, my old friends

March 12, 201629 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, Uncategorized, Writing for Children

“Books are like old friends that you can confide in.” -DJ Mermaid I have two favorite books that are all time American Classics and are a pleasure to read. They are Charlotte’s Web and To Kill a Mockingbird. Here’s a sneak-peek into why I like these great books. Charlotte’s Web: “I dare say my trick […]

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