Braille Monitor                          October 2018

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Honesty and Telling It Like It Is

by Gary Wunder

In the Braille Monitor for June 2018, we ran an article by Rocky Hart. It was entitled “My First Day at the State Capitol.” On reflection, Rocky remembers that this was his first day at the capitol on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind but that in fact he had been to the capitol on several occasions. Here is what he says to clarify:

Hello Mr. Wunder:

This past June, the Monitor ran an article about my most recent trip to the Minnesota state capitol. The article and the introduction which accompanied it stated that this was my first visit to the capitol. I would like to clarify that this was not, in fact, my first visit, but the first day I participated in any direct educating on behalf of the NFB of Minnesota. I had visited the capitol twice prior to this, once for lobbying for budgetary requests for the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, and second in observance of White Cane Safety Awareness Day in October of last year.

In the first draft of the article, the phrase “Day at the Capitol” was listed in quotations. I would like to offer my sincere apology to the readers of the Monitor for misleading them in believing that this was my first visit. I would appreciate having this published if at all possible since I highly value honesty and accuracy. Thank you, once again, for publishing the article, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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