Monthly Archives: November, 2010

New Jersey Black Deaf Advocates

Thanksgiving – Kwanzaa Dinner!!
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Limited Time Offer! Sprint Relay Store is offering a FREE* Dell Mini 1012 Netbook with a purchase of any of the three items: Overdrive™ 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Sierra Wireless, Sprint 3G/4G Dual Mode Sierra 250U wireless modem by Sierra Wireless, or the Sprint 3G/4G USB U600 broadband card. [...]

Hello everyone!
Please join us at the Coventry Village Library in Cleveland Heights for our ongoing Deaf Film Series.

Thursday, December 2nd at 6:45pm.
We will be pleased to be showing the film: “Universal Signs.”

Universal Signs has the unique distinction of being the first major motion picture that embraces sign language in the storytelling of a film, rendering it [...]

It’s time to unleash the power of communication with Z4! The Z™’s fourth generation software turns your PC or Mac into a state-of-the-art videophone packed full of exciting features you can’t get anywhere else. Perfect for work or home … or on the go. There’s no better way to enjoy The Z™ [...]

The Daily Home
Nov 23, 2010
Talladega firefighters and Stemley Volunteer firefighters responded to a call Monday night on Stemley Bridge Road to a home occupied by a deaf couple. Everyone made it out of the house safely, and the fire was out after about 20 minutes, according to Captain Ron Goodenough. Unfortunately, the house caught fire [...]

DeafVision Filmworks and Deaf Women of Color
present

If You Could Hear My Own Tune

…If you get music, you get love

2-day special screening engagement
Friday, December 3, 7-9 p.m
Tickets: $15 (movie only) or VIP $25 (includes movie and reception)

Saturday, December 4,
2-4 p.m., Andrew Foster Auditorium
7-9 p.m., Andrew Foster Auditorium.
Tickets: $15

Gallaudet University
Andrew Foster Auditorium
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, [...]

The Republican (Massachusetts)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
By ELIZABETH ROMÁN

LONGMEADOW – Students at The Willie Ross School for the Deaf
are now able to play basketball and participate in other
outdoor fitness activities on the school’s renovated
acre of land.
“The students and the staff are …

Inspiring students to learn ASL at old high school

Daily Sundial
CSUN
November 22, 2010
By Liana Hofer
Photo credit: Liana Hofer/ Staff Reporter

In every person’s life, there are distinct moments that define and shape the person they become.  These moments can be big or small, comical or heart-breaking, and are often overlooked until years down the road, when in retrospect, they stand out among the rest as events [...]

Posted: Nov 22, 2010 10:38 AM EST Updated: Nov 22, 2010 3:21 PM EST

The accident scene. (Source: The Georgetown Times)

The motor home involved in the accident. (Source: The Georgetown Times)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC/WMBF) – A woman has died after the motor home she was traveling in ran through the [...]

THE EAR FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

The Ear Foundation has celebrated the development and significant impact of cochlear implantation on adults, adolescents and children by holding two major events in its annual calendar.
A lecture was held in memory of Marjorie Sherman, OBE, who funded The Ear Foundation from its beginning, and whose family continues to support its work.
The lecture, ‘from Language [...]

Poetry

It’s not often I’m in a yoga class where the teacher gives a reading during closing. But those rare times when that has been the case — well, I’ve adored it. I love words. Language. Poetry. Here’s the quote my yoga teacher read the other day:

Even after all this time
the sun never says to the earth
you owe me.
Look what happens to a love
like that – it lights the whole sky.
– Hafiz

Man in the Mud

Panic.

It’s a “sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior” according dictionary.com.

I’ve certainly been guilty of it. But it usually doesn’t serve me well. Like the time I convinced myself I had appendicitis and went into such hysterics that I passed out.

I came across this story last week – a construction worker in China was buried alive in the mud with nothing but a gap of air in front of his face (his helmet slid down). He didn’t panic. He practiced meditation and survived two hours on an amount of air that should have lasted five minutes.

I wonder sometimes how I would react in certain situations. What if I was eating in Windows restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11? What if I was in one of the hijacked planes? I don’t think a person truly knows how he or she will respond unless in the situation. God willing, that will never be the case, but if it is, I hope I am like the man in the mud.

Brown Rice Risotto

The other night I made brown rice risotto.

Well, kinda.

I ripped the recipe out of O magazine awhile ago and have been hanging onto it. The chef/writer, Colin Cowie, promised he was sharing a “labor-free” variation of the dish that usually requires a lot of stirring. Labor-free – now that’s my kind of meal.

Here’s what I did: I cooked 1 cup of brown rice in an organic free-range chicken broth. Meanwhile, I cooked mushrooms in a skillet for a few minutes (the recipe calls for an assortment of cremini, white jumbo, and shiitake, but we only had one type) and then I set the mushrooms aside. When the rice was ready, I mixed in the mushrooms. Then I mixed in 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese. I served it with a crisp greens salad. It was delicious. You can use other vegetables (asparagus) or ingredients (seafood) in place of mushrooms.

It’s one of those meals that will go into the “let’s make this again” category in my recipe box. Š

Mr. Forgetful

Remember Mr. Men and Little Miss?

I was a child of the 70s and loved those characters. I think Mr. Funny was my favorite, but last Sunday I was reminded of Mr. Forgetful.

It was mid-morning, and my husband and I were exiting a crowded parking lot. The pavement was packed, and cars were bumper to bumper as everyone tried to work their way out onto the main road. A couple policemen were directing traffic and one waved us on. Two seconds later a second policeman held up his hand indicating we should stop. Confusion ensued as my husband rolled forward then hit his breaks as he tried to follow the directions. Cars honked. A red truck squealed his tires and raced around us, cutting us off and running over a couple of orange cones.

Guess where we were leaving?

Church.

We had just finished listening to a sermon about treating others kindly.

How quickly we forget (and I’m not just talking about the guy in the red truck…I found myself feeling annoyed with the traffic too!).

At times I’ve noticed Mr. Forgetful making an appearance in yoga class. Here’s what happens: we spend 90 minutes stretching and meditating and bowing and OMing, but as soon as class ends we’re all shoving our blankets into the shelf (each one folded in different ways), tossing our blocks in a disorganized fashioned into a bin, and then racing out the door as we reach in front of others to grab our flip-flops.

I hate to admit that I’ve been guilty of this before. But I guess I’ll be Little Miss Confession today. After one of my yoga teachers suggested people should put their props away more mindfully, I really began to pay attention. Blankets should be folded and stacked the same way to prevent the pile from tumbling. Blocks should be stacked to maximize space. Straps should be hung without tangles.

And it’s really that simple.Š

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