Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I first saw the term DEAF-HEART at an interpreting conference back in the early 2000s. There was a heated discussion in a workshop, and an interpreter stood on stage saying how important it was to have DEAF HEART—she signed “deaf” over the heart. My friend, a top-level interpreter, quickly looked at … [Continue reading]

2014 Holiday Hop: A Spotlight on Deaf-Owned Businesses

T.S. Writing Services (TSW) and Your Desk's Assistant (YDA), two deaf-owned small businesses, have come together to create an exciting, never-before event to take place on December 1-14, 2014. To promote deaf-owned businesses, and to help spread awareness of the fantastic diversity among such … [Continue reading]

The Power of the Written Word

The Power of the Written Word

My oldest, six years old, has started to understand how powerful the written word can be. I’ve been marveling at her acquisition of English as a … [Continue reading]

Workshop: Deaf Disempowerment and Today’s Interpreter on November 19

Deaf disempowerment

Note: This is an online workshop geared to interpreters. If you click on the image, it will open a PDF file that you can then print and send … [Continue reading]

Workshop: Think of a Word, Quick! on Sept. 6

  If you're in the Washington, D.C. area, sign up for the always fun THINK OF A WORD, QUICK! workshop. It's on Sept. 6, and is a great way to … [Continue reading]

Upcoming workshops! (updated 7/10/14)

People have been asking when I'm presenting and where. So while this is far from a complete list, here are a few. April 26: Deaf Disempowerment and … [Continue reading]

Beyond Face Value

Beyond Face Value

I was a latecomer to Facebook. I created an account in 2007, but didn’t really use it until 2009. I had just given birth to my third child, who had a … [Continue reading]

Preserving Deaf History in Wax: Don Baer


As I entered the small exhibition area, I  jumped in fright. To my right, there was a person blankly staring at me. Don Baer laughed as I did a double … [Continue reading]

Questions emerge about Deaf News Today and its owner

Questions emerge about Deaf News Today and its owner

During the 2013 Deaflympics held in Sofia, Bulgaria, last July, the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) began receiving reports alleging Deaf News … [Continue reading]

Giving and Receiving Gratitude

Trudy Suggs signing "but"

My older two kids tried soccer for the first time this year. Coach Bob was an extremely patient guy who worked the large group of kids aged 4-7. My … [Continue reading]