Berlin & Barcelona
powhog's Xanga Hold the jokes, folks. I know, I know, Xanga is SO 2005, but that´s what I have and I didn´t feel like setting up something more trendy like a wordpress blog or whatever. A blog is a blog is a blog, so here goes. Where to begin? I had planned to blog more frequently as to remember more and be able to tell more but then again, there are better things to do in Berlin...
Sat, Aug 18 2012
Bill, TRANSCRIBE YOUR PODCASTS!
powhog's Xanga Bill (aka Mr. I Love the Sound of My Own Voice), Here's a hypothetical situation: Larry Bird's daughter turns out to be deaf. Larry himself calls you and tells you that his daughter is your biggest fan and desperately wants to enjoy your PodCasts. He asks you to have them transcribed. The guess how fast you'd make sure that your PodCasts are transcribed AND have a tea...
Fri, Jan 21 2011
powhog's Xanga Dear Jesse, Thank you for taking time to write to me. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and for sharing the information and insights on ASL. I am going to look into the ASL issue further. Again, I appreciate you sharing your perspective and insights. I am going to do further research on the issue (believe it or not, your response is very info...
Fri, Dec 17 2010
My Email to Dom Giordano- email@example.com
powhog's Xanga Hello, my name is Jesse Thomas and I am the Outreach and Technology specialist here at the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre in Swarthmore, PA and a graduate with a degree in history from Gallaudet University, the only Deaf university in the world. I felt compelled to email you in regards to your badly informed article about why ASL is not a foreign language. 1)...
Thu, Dec 16 2010
Ryan Commerson's Blog... Bitersweet Indeed.
powhog's Xanga I had planned on a lengthy introduction but I realized that Ryan Commerson has pretty much covered it. In response to my blog last week, he emailed me requesting his thoughts to be posted on my blog, probably due to its fairly high readership (to date, 509 people have read my previous blog about the Gallaudet president search process). I am honoring his request; nobod...
Wed, Sep 30 2009
Gallaudet New President: Visionary, Please.
powhog's Xanga Ladies, Germs, Tweeps and Facebook Fiends,Much to my dismay nobody, as far as I can tell (someone gladden my heart by correcting me if I am wrong, please), is blogging about the Gallaudet Presidential Search process occurring at Kendall Green this week and next week. It brought me back to the days when we cried, sweated, bled, were traumatized and in Brian Morrison's ...
Wed, Sep 23 2009
Quick response from Sen. Casey's Office...
powhog's Xanga Folks, my first email to Senator Casey took several weeks to garner a response. My most recent email, posted in my previous blog, took only one day. It was a short one:From: Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. To: firstname.lastname@example.orgSent: Wed, Sep 16, 2009 7:34 pmSubject: Message from Senator CaseyThank you for your email. Your message has been received by my office.Sincerely,Sen...
Thu, Sep 17 2009
Senator Casey's "E-mail" and my Response
powhog's Xanga As you may remember, I feverishly e-mailed my representative and senator in support of HR 3101 regarding captioning online content a couple of weeks ago. I was participating in democracy! A republic only truly works when the voted officials hears from its constituents often, right? Lo and behold, I got a response "from" senator Bob Casey himself. It was clearly done b...
Wed, Sep 16 2009
powhog's Xanga I'd like to add that I didn't mean to imply that ASL did, indeed, have some things English didn't. Perhaps it was an error to say "each language has benefits other languages don't," (even if this may be true in some cases; anybody who has seen a car accident described in ASL knows this). More accurately, each language has different ways of expressing different ideas.M...
Fri, Sep 11 2009
Example of Email to Rep/Senator - HR 3101 SUPPORT
powhog's Xanga BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN SAY IN YOUR EMAIL TO YOUR REP/SENATORI would like to inform you of my full support of HR 3101. An increasing amount of the internet is video and auditory (podcasts, etc) that is inaccessible to us deaf people.Please support HR 3101. I read the bill and I am not sure if it would cover transcription of auditory content and this is equ...
Fri, Sep 11 2009
Shame on You, Bill Simmons
powhog's Xanga PREVIOUSLY APPEARED IN SPORTSMX.COM COLUMN A FEW MONTHS AGO:By Jesse ThomasMy name is Jesse Thomas and I am a Bill Simmons fan. The Sports Guy, as he is known on his Page Two column on ESPN.com, has posted his 100th podcast which is something that you have to, well, actually be able to hear to enjoy. I'm not even sure how it works. I think it has something to do...
Fri, Sep 11 2009
Reaction to "How ASL as a concrete language is...
powhog's Xanga A friend passed along this link. Please read it before reading my response: [link] Here is my reaction:I already see holes in this argument. For one, we have barely stratched the surface of the potential of ASL. It is not taught as an academic subject throughout our K-12 education like English is. Secondly, research on ASL, compared to English, is in its infancy comp...
Fri, Sep 11 2009
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