October 2004 archive

Offensive Title

Maybe I am not up with UK’s usage … but this article’s title: Hug for Charles from Deaf-Dumb Boy is offensive, don’t you think? Here in the US, dumb means “not smart.” I know the article is talking about a kid who doesn’t speak, but I think dumb has gone the way of the also …

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Photo Cos Action Speak Volumes

Kodak employees spend the day at RIT where they learned to communicate using only body language.

Extreme Makeover Reveal

Previous, I reported a family with deaf members and a blind member were getting an Extreme Makeover. Now, you can see the reveal before the TV reveal. The show is supposed to air on November 7. This show is amazing. It’s unbelievable what they do for deserving families. A girl who is severely allergic to …

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Catching Everything!

Seems my body has become a catch-everything machine. I was starting to feel better this past week… then Thurs nite — vomitted and got hit with a virus that both boys have. I felt so bad I didn’t even use a computer all day Friday (shock!). I don’t remember the last time I didn’t touch …

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Deaf Benefit Greatly from SMS is not news, but the problem is that the U.S. has not adopted it as much as other countries have.

Stop the Insanity!

If you read Insanity, here’s an update… I started to feel better last weekend… then Monday night, I get hit with the crud. Ay yi yi!


My adventures of being pushed to the brink of insanity began in March 2003 on a sunny day around lunch time. On Fridays, I worked at home and this was a typical Friday except I was eight months pregnant. While making the bed in my room, Paul entered and scared the hell out of me. …

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Design and Function of CIs

At first glance, this article looks like a scientific article that might not interest some of you (I admit such articles bore me and I’d rather read about it in a newspaper story or non-scientific magazine.). It starts off: “Ludwig van Beethoven was 28 years old when he first noticed a ringing and buzzing in …

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