We had a great time Saturday but I woke up Sunday with a head cold in full swing - so the day sort of dragged. But there was one bit of awesome news.
There is an organization in Kansas called the Kansas Audio-Reader Network at the University of Kansas. They are a reading and information service for blind, visually impaired and print disabled individuals in Kansas and Western Missouri. According to their website "We read daily newspapers, magazines, and best-selling books on the air and on the Internet, 24 hours a day and we offer automated newspaper readings by telephone."
This non-profit service has brought a lot of joy to those in the area that are blind, or otherwise have physical limitations that prevent them from enjoying books and printed material. The readers are all volunteers and they have great support of not just the university they are part of, but Kansas and Missouri Lions Club.
So why am I sharing this?
The Book of Barkley was selected as one of the best sellers they would be reading for the visually impaired. I will be receiving a copy of the reading as well, which I can't wait to hear.
Their website is: http://reader.ku.edu
It's a wonderful thing they are doing, not for profit, but simply to help their community.
I've not mentioned this, but this is something close to my heart. I have a still young family member that has lost much of their vision due to a hereditary issue that results in retinal detachment, with little that can be done, so it's a subject close to my heart.
Barkley, for one, would be very happy to be part of this effort and we both give our support and thanks to the organization.