A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress

a miniature baseball bat with the CCB logo as trademark
Warren turned his Littleton Slugger on the Center’s mini-lathe. He plans to have his teachers sign it when he graduates.

Warren completed his woodshop project this week. We’ll call it a “Littleton Slugger”, which he turned on the mini-lathe. He plans to have all his instructors sign it when he graduates and returns home to Philadelphia.

Wednesday Brigid successfully completed her support drop and Marlene went on her solo drop. Oh yeah, Marlene made it back too.

Today, Brigid is doing her Monster Route – four places she’s never been to in four Metro cities – all in one day! These big travel requirements are coming up this week because Marlene and Brigid will both graduate nextweek.

At the other end of the spectrum, two of our newest students, John and Ethan went on their very first independent routes this morning and came back to the Center to cheers. Whenever someone gets back from their first independent – or from their drop, for that matter – Robert announces over the PA:

“When you see John, congratulate him on completing his first indeppendent route!”

It’s the first milestone on the path to traveling independently anywhere ablind person needs or wants to go!

Meanwhile this afternoon the Thursday Senior group is meeting. They’re listening to NFB President Mark Riccobono’s Banquet Speech from the 2016 Convention. You can hear the strains of the speech in the north hallway. The title is “The Understanding of Fear and the Power of Progress”>

Good choice!

Dan Burke

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