Posts Tagged “Amtrak”

Mondays with Mike: 50 years ago, the train from New York to Washington was faster

May 18, 201511 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, Uncategorized

A few years ago our German friend Gerald visited with us on his way to an extended hiking holiday in Alaska. He’s smart, perceptive and analytical, so it’s always fun, and sometimes painful, to get his take on us Americans and our America. (For the record, he’s a good sport and takes his share of […]

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Mondays with Mike: Our version of all right

May 10, 201522 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike, parenting a child with special needs, Uncategorized, Whitney

A couple weeks ago as I walked to a sandwich shop I was stopped in my tracks by the sight of a boy in a wheelchair and a man, presumably his dad, collecting themselves on the sidewalk. They had clearly just unloaded from the car parked nearby, and were readying for a walk. It wasn’t […]

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Whitney's going to Princeton!

July 9, 201411 CommentsPosted in book tour, guide dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, Whitney

She graduated from a great school, scored well on her tests, and she participates in a whole bunch of extra-curricular activities. And so, it should come as no surprise to you that tomorrow morning the genius Whitney leaves for Princeton.Princeton Illinois, that is. Whitney and I will be boarding the Carl Sandburg Amtrak train early […]

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