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Graduations are the fingerspelling curse of the world (unless one is into the Rochester Method).
Since the lone deaf audience member that my team and I were there for was only interested in his friend’s actual reception of her diploma, we spent the time talking about cultural differences, whiteness, and science fiction. 🙂 He recommended Wilbur Smith; I … Read more...

EFSLI and the EU

What constitutes “Europe” these days? Especially in light of the continued, yet not yet all-encompassing growth of the European Union? Members of the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters are trying to come to some agreement on boundaries. To wit:

“As I read the EFSLI aims and objectives, one of the �short comings� is not in relation to what it

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Alaska data – Day 1

I read all the Day 1 surveys today and started to identify illustrative quotes, figure out patterns, and basically get started on the analysis. I present in my Comparitive Inquiry coure tomorrow, so that is pushing me to at least get started. I’m also mailing back the copies tomorrow – I noticed that only half of the participants wanted copies … Read more...

Juggling

Those Alaskans know how to pull off a conference! Not only was everyone psyched to be doing professional development together, we also got to play around and practice juggling. Cathi really tried to get me to shift wide so my bean bags wouldn’t collide but….old habits die hard. 🙂 Isn’t that the way it is with everything? Maybe its only … Read more...

drama!

Here I am – Alaska! 😉
Slept well, despite the fact that the touchpad on my laptop stopped working. I don”t have a backup plan for no powerpoint!
I’m giving myself credit for arriving early – have all day today to get it fixed. Might be a hint that it is time to upgrad he ol” pzmo to a newbie … Read more...

Going to Alaska!

We are going to rock the house! 🙂 Spent today refining the design; I’m feeling quite good about it.
I’m building on success from Boston’s PM/WAD workshop at the CGO, where we really nailed a problematic moment with a sophisticated group of organizational diversity consultants. Exhausting (I’ll need good rest!), but gives me a great sense of optimism for … Read more...