Upcoming workshops! (updated 2/26/14)

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 Today's Interpreter, Asheville, NC May (tentative): Washington, D.C. (more details coming soon) Book a workshop today for 2014 by contacting … [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 rough start and I was often up late worrying about him. To pass time in the wee hours, I spent hours poring through people’s Facebook pages and … [Continue reading]

Preserving Deaf History in Wax: Don Baer

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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

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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]

The boy at Target

The boy at Target

As I sit here working well past midnight, I can't stop thinking about the most random encounter at Target last Saturday that lasted all of three or … [Continue reading]

It’s Not Just About Knowing Signs

It’s Not Just About Knowing Signs

This article originally appeared at i711.com on June 29, 2006, and was updated on August 28, 2013. On the first day of my American Sign Language … [Continue reading]

Bad Business: Not a Deaf Thing

Bad Business: Not a Deaf Thing

Yesterday, on Facebook, I was disheartened to see two posts by deaf people lumping deaf people into a negative category. The first post … [Continue reading]

Deaf-Owned Businesses: Graciously Handmade for You by Anita Kroll

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First things first: I cannot sew. My eighth-grade sewing teacher slapped my hand in frustration as she tried to show me how to move a needle … [Continue reading]

Workshop: June 29, 2013 | Think of a Word, Quick! (New Jersey RID)

Think of a Word, Quick!  New Jersey Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Eatontown, NJ Trudy's thoughts: This workshop was filled to … [Continue reading]