Am I qualified?
Dana's Globe Trotting “Hi” says my team “just to warn you, I've only been interpreting for one year now. I graduated from my ITP a few years ago”. This is said at a community meeting with political representatives doing the lectures. Everyone talking is a well educated professional, wearing a suit and tie. This is an all too common occurrence. Upon arrival the terp realizes they ...
Thu, Mar 09 2017
A New Focus
Dana's Globe Trotting I have given up traveling for a while and decided to focus my efforts on the educational needs of my community. I will be posting on three main topics here: Deaf Education ASL (American Sign Language) fluency, development, linguistics Interpreting Hopefully you will find some insights and wisdom here not available from other sources. In addition to my ...
Thu, Mar 09 2017
Parties and Clubs in DC
Dana's Globe Trotting I had a six page post all written up and ready to go then it occurred to me it would not be incredibly entertaining for you to read. I have decided to recap the events that are more interesting and not make you muddle through the boring stuff.I just spent a weekend in DC and I really needed to talk about it. It was a totally awesome trip. This excursion was very di...
Fri, Mar 13 2009
Gesturing with Hearing People 101
Dana's Globe Trotting I teach at Gallaudet University in the summer time. I work in the personal discovery program under Jean Berube. I am also one of the few hearing staff she has working with her. It has been both an honor and a challenge working within this program over the last 8 years. This has awarded me many wonderful opportunities both in personal development and adventures. I...
Sun, Jan 04 2009
Heather's Solo Adventure
Dana's Globe Trotting (written by Heather)So, as Dana said, I took on a journey that was beyond any journey I have ever taken before. I have traveled alone in the US before, and I have traveled outside of the US with family, but when I ran into the opportunity to do some traveling alone, I had serious doubts about my abilities as a Deaf person to navigate in a country that speaks a langua...
Sat, Jan 03 2009
MOTIVATIONI find that motivating myself is one of the...
Dana's Globe Trotting MOTIVATIONI find that motivating myself is one of the hardest things for me to do. It is so easy for me to tell someone else to do something. I can even keep track and confirm that they are following through with whatever it is they started. This does not mean I do not self motivate; it just means it is a challenge for me. The best way I find I can motivate myself...
Sat, Jan 03 2009
What We Do Here
Dana's Globe Trotting I have been talking about the discovery group a bit and referring to things as if you are fully aware of what we do while in Russia. I will take some time here describing more fully what we do. At the same time I will use our recent trip to the countryside to exemplify what it was that we are doing.We arrived in some city about 90 minutes train ride from Moscow. Only ...
Wed, Dec 31 2008
We are here in Russia at last!!
Dana's Globe Trotting As is custom with me I slept very little the night before we departed. I am not sure if this is due to the excitement of the upcoming adventure or because I seem to fail to get everything together until moments before we must leave for the airport. Regardless of my reasoning this has become somewhat of a tradition on my part. I guess my ability to sleep on airplanes c...
Wed, Dec 31 2008
Back On Track
Dana's Globe Trotting Well folks it looks like it is that time of year again. For those jumping to conclusion types let me just say, no I am not talking about the holidays. It is travel time. I have been back stateside for a few months now. I would love to tell you of all the adventures I have had while being back at home. It is sad to say I have not been doing many adventurous things ...
Thu, Dec 18 2008
This is a test of how many signs I can remember in Italian...
Dana's Globe Trotting Here is it folks almost everything i know about Italian Sign Language. I actually remember a few moe signs but I did not have the motivation to include them here after the video was done. Maybe later.
Sun, Aug 17 2008
Includes some Italian Sign Language; A very difficult Hike...
Dana's Globe Trotting Here I m hiking with my new found friends in Italy. Some of the video is in ILS and some in ASL. See if you can understand.
Fri, Aug 15 2008
Want to see some Italian Sign Language
Dana's Globe Trotting Here I am meeting some new friends they are signing in Italian Sign Langauge but my intro is in ASL
Thu, Aug 14 2008
Dude I totally learned some Italian Sign Language
Dana's Globe Trotting Carlo arranged for me to meet some of his friends (all deaf) and eat some traditional Foccacia bread and pizziata. We hitched a ride with one of his friends and headed down the coast to a beautiful little seaside village where a couple lived.We spent the evening chatting and getting to know each other. Carlo is fluent in ASL so until this point I had not been exposed...
Wed, Aug 13 2008
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