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Episode Title: “The Two Mrs. Grissoms”

CRAVE ONLINE CSI 11.13 ‘The Two Mrs. Grissoms’ Sara clashes with her mother-in-law and Gil’s Ex while investigating a bombing at a school for the deaf. by Hilary Rothing Episode Title: “The Two Mrs. Grissoms” Writers: Treena Hancock and Melissa R. Byer Director: Steven Felder Story: While attending a scholarship benefit party for the hearing [...]

Feb 5 COME IN FROM THE COLD HOT PANCAKES – HOT COFFEE – FULL BREAKFAST – LIVE MUSIC WHAT:       Austin SERTOMA Club’s 6th Annual Pancake Breakfast Proceeds benefit the Austin SERTOMA Club’s sponsorship programs for Texas’ deaf and hard of hearing community. WHEN:      Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM WHERE:   Texas [...]

Vanderbilt University Research by Craig Boerner | Posted on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 — 11:51 AM volunteer reading to child Volunteer Becky Clark reads to a student at the Mama Lere Hearing School at Vanderbilt (Anne Rayner / Vanderbilt) OPTION Schools Inc., in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, is conducting [...]

Crain’s Cleveland Business An image from “Hamill,” which will open the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival By SCOTT SUTTELL 12:55 pm, February 4, 2011 Dramas about compelling real-life stories will open and close the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival. The festival announced today that its opener on Thursday, March 24, will be “Hamill,” a film [...]

Dallas News By ERIC AASEN Staff Writer Published 04 February 2011 10:35 AM During Sunday’s Super Bowl, while the stars are singing, Candice Villesca will be signing. The Lewisville woman, who was born deaf, will sign the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” at Cowboys Stadium. Villesca, 22, says it is an honor. “I believe [...]

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) Gary McLendon • Staff writer • February 2, 2011 Two Rochester Institute of Technology-National Technical Institute for the Deaf students will appear on national television Friday night to expose the problem of discrimination against the deaf. The students, including Brighton High School graduate Hannah Worek, will appear as actors on [...]

USA Today 06:12 PM By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY The NFL, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and Fox are announcing that the Super Bowl will be completely captioned for the first time in history, including all nationally-televised TV commercials and promotions. The NAD estimates 36 million Americans are either deaf or hard-of-hearing. Many [...]

Sports Illustrated Now all those Super Bowl commercials will be captioned for everyone to enjoy. Sunday will mark the first fully captioned national broadcast of the Super Bowl, including all national commercials and promotions, for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Association of the Deaf applauded the NFL and Fox for [...]

NTID News February 2, 2011 What happened when deaf students recently applying for a job at a coffee shop were met with these comments: “We don’t hire deaf people here.” “I’m sure you can do lots of things. But this is not the job for you.” “The next time you come in here, bring an [...]

Star Tribune Posted by Rose French Last update: January 31, 2011 – 1:28 PM St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents hundreds of clergy child sex abuse victims across the U.S., says the Vatican has refused to be served with the lawsuit of an Illinois man who claims he was sexually abused by a now-deceased [...]

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

WASA Turkey Jack Sandwich

Ingredients

1 slice Wasa Multi Grain Crispbread
1 slice of turkey breast
1 slice pepper jack cheese
1 fresh basil leaf

Directions

Layer each ingredient on the Wasa to create an open-faced sandwich. Break/cut into thirds.

Enjoy!

A Meditation Walk

“Let’s take a meditation walk,” my mom suggested when she was visiting earlier this week.

That sounded neat.

“What is it?” I asked.

My mom said it’s when you take a walk in nature while meditating on a word or phrase. As you walk you don’t necessarily seek out specific things, but you do open yourself up to whatever gifts or lessons nature has to teach.

My mom, dad, and I all piled on our coats and boots and headed out into the woods. When we passed the woodshed, we discussed logs. When we passed the garden, we discussed vegetables. We talked about family and food and the gorgeous day. Before long we had finished the loop. Not exactly meditative. Oh, well. We still enjoyed each other’s company and the crisp air of nightfall. That’s priceless in itself.

Meditation walks are probably best when each individual wanders off on his or her own path. This morning I threw on sweatpants and headed outside. I was still wearing my pajama top. I had yet to comb my hair or eat. But I wanted to be outdoors first thing.

I choose to meditate on the words: “I will rejoice and be glad in this day.” The wind brushed against me with affection. The pines played a rustling tune. The sky offered colors of deep blue. The sun poured forth armfuls of warmth. I don’t know what this day will bring, but good or bad, happy or sad, easy or tough, I rejoice in its beauty.Š

That Was Easy

I wanted to pop two pills.

After taking the summer off, I played tennis for nearly two hours yesterday and my legs ached from my hips down to my ankles. Also, I had a headache.

Oh, how I wanted ibuprofen to be the answer! Pop the meds, mask the pain, and let me go to sleep. But I decided to hold off. A few little thoughts floated around in my head: What is my body trying to tell me? Could yoga help?

The headache was probably because I was dehydrated. It was hot on the courts. I drank some water and then set the glass down on a table. Sitting on the floor, I raised my arms over my head, clasped my hands together, and turned my palms towards the ceiling. I lowered onto my back and squeezed one knee into my chest while keeping the other leg straight. Switched sides. I did a few spinal twists to remove the stiffness in my hips. Gentle, easy stretches. And I felt so much better afterwards.

That was easy. And it took less than twenty minutes – the time it would’ve taken the ibuprofen to reach my system.

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