Deaf Tea Time I am a firm believer of the laws of Karma. What goes around goes back to you. I learned the hard way as a young adult. A lot of things I did wrong came back to bite me on the butt. I paid the price and learned to respect the laws of Karma. However, what does one do about someone who acts like a victim when s/he is not? S/he goes on and on about it as if s/he is a vict...
Sun, Nov 02 2008
Historical Map Shows Us How Deafhood Latched Onto DBC
Deaf Tea Time An unexpected source showed me an obvious historical map that showed me how Deafhood was led to latch onto DBC for political gain. Now what can the deaf community do about it?The unexpected source: DerSankt's guest UK vlogger: [link] refer to MZ's Transparency: [link] refer to Intregrity at Aidan's site: [link] It looks like my link button is corrupted. All I ca...
Sun, Jul 13 2008
DBC: Restrategize Counterattack On AGB
Deaf Tea Time Revisit the original mission of promoting ASL for Babies and Children and away from oralism.
Fri, Jul 04 2008
DBC: A Parallel To Our American History
Deaf Tea Time In honor of our July 4th celebration, an offer of an anaology of a parallel in history of DBC to the American Revolutionary era.
Fri, Jul 04 2008
Pssst! AGB Is Very Afraid!
Deaf Tea Time Powerful message behind AGB's request to close off the walkway between DBC's hotel and AGB's Marriott hotel.
Thu, Jun 26 2008
A Septic Tank Misadventure
Deaf Tea Time A CODA indirectly assisted my mother in a rescue of a septic tank misadventure.
Mon, Jun 23 2008
Communication Barrier Or Parenting Style?
Deaf Tea Time Jamie Burke's post about teenage CODAs and their communication barrier with their deaf parents prompted me to vlog about the differences between the topic and parenting style.
Mon, Jun 09 2008
CI/ASL & Culturally Deaf "Divided" By Values, Not By Labels
Deaf Tea Time An attempt to distinguish between the two groups to justify DeafSide and to dismantle the misconception that there is a controversy on DeafRead because of DeafSide and/or CI posts/blogs.
Mon, May 05 2008
DeafSide Due To A Divided DeafRead?
Deaf Tea Time An analogy using my students as an example to make a case in point the title above.
Mon, Apr 28 2008
DeafSide: Thanks, Tayler
Deaf Tea Time Sending sincere thanks to Tayler Mayer for departing his ideology of what DeafRead should be and starting up an aggregator. We need our own space, and he felt us.
Sun, Apr 27 2008
Deaf Tea Time "Sweet Nothing In My Ear" has my double thumbs UPs. Well made and very wise decision not to include into the movie "the winner." The message of the story is the family needs to stay together for the sake of the child. A parent shouldn't make a decision based on their own fears. Dan Grisham was grieving for the hearing baby he once had and Laura Grisham was scared of ...
Mon, Apr 21 2008
MM Has It Right!
Deaf Tea Time CNN featured an article on tonight's airing of "Sweet Nothing In My Ear" with MM, Noah Valencia, and Jeff Daniels, a well known actor with a long list of blockbuster movies. In this article, MM's character is 100% ASL - a challenge for MM who finally admits to being not an ASL user. She admits she speaks, lip-reads, and signs in English to deaf people. Pretty much the...
Sun, Apr 20 2008
TV Storywriters' Challenge
Deaf Tea Time Tonight's Cold Case TV show left me cold! I issued a challenge to the storywriters! I want to add what I did not say in my vlog...the deaf actors did a GREAT job. I especially liked the part where Carlos communicated by his SK with the detectives. I was thrilled to see Bob Hillerman, Andy's dad - hadn't seen him in ages. I forgot the name of the traveling theatrical g...
Mon, Mar 31 2008
A Visit With Firemen
Deaf Tea Time A breakdown in communication led to a visit with local men in blue!
Wed, Mar 19 2008
Braille and ASL Analogous
Deaf Tea Time The parallel history of Braille and ASL and it's impact upon a commentor on Amy's blog offered a strong evidence of how attitudes of the parents of the blind and of the deaf are similar.
Tue, Mar 18 2008
Sponsorship Donor?? What's UP With That??!!
Deaf Tea Time Guess who is on the sponsorship donor list with AGBell??
Wed, Feb 06 2008
Bob's House: Was or Was Not??
Deaf Tea Time PepsiCo's Enable site on Bob's House had a small but key word that we all probably missed which may explain why most of us did noy catch Bob's House commerical during the Super Bowl game.
Mon, Feb 04 2008
Discord on DeafRead
Deaf Tea Time There has been a definite discord among readers, vloggers, and bloggers lately. Why?
Wed, Jan 30 2008
Validity of Great Schools Website Scores
Deaf Tea Time Burke Outspoken posted on her blog information using the Great Schools website's standardized test scores to compare the performance levels of the schools for the deaf. Great Schools site is not a valid source to measure performance levels when comparing state to state - it is valid only for in-state comparsion because states vary in their benchmarks.
Mon, Jan 21 2008
Two Chuckles Of The Day
Deaf Tea Time Two true stories in the life of a deaf man in the 1950s.
Fri, Jan 04 2008
Lawsuit Against Deaf School Valid?
Deaf Tea Time Does the lawsuit against the school for the deaf have merit? The lawsuit itself is quite perplexing for single key reason: IEP.
Wed, Dec 26 2007
Mischievous KODAs II
Deaf Tea Time A sequel to JohnABC's vlog on his mischievous KODAs.Here is the picture of Wes with the black eye and buzz cut after I took him to the hair salon. The indentation around his neck was under his chin and is not visible from camera view. You can see the bald spot around his ear from the hair scissors.
Mon, Nov 19 2007
Deaf Education: David VS Goliath
Deaf Tea Time Swedes were a David who managed to infilerate a Goliath of a system for their deaf citizens. Although Americans are a little bigger in our David but our Goliath is even bigger, the American David still could win!
Fri, Nov 09 2007
MSSD 7: Dangers of Dorm Environment
Deaf Tea Time To those who lived in residential school dorms, the MSSD 7 controversy is a familiar story. The familiar story being the downside of dorm living. How structure and environment of a dorm setting lend itself to this kind of occurrences. Read more about this where a mother posted on behalf of her son who was one of the MSSD 7.
Sat, Oct 13 2007
Bahl Juror: Valid or Invalid Rationale?
Deaf Tea Time A juror who was on Bahl's jury entered a post on Mishka Zena's blog to present his side of legal view of Bahl's charge of "Obstruction of legal process." There is a hot debate whether this juror presented a valid rationale
Fri, Sep 21 2007
Traffic Pull-Over Protocol: How To Stay Safe
Deaf Tea Time Bahl got pulled over, ended up getting beaten up, and thrown in jail. He got charged for obstruction and was rendered guilty as charged. How should we do to avoid all that when you're pulled over by a cop?
Sat, Sep 15 2007
Crab Theory Rears Its Ugly Head Again
Deaf Tea Time A first-time deaf author gets crab - dragged by another deaf person....again. We could do well without this kind of thing, thank you, Allison Kaftan. That was not merely a book critique but a harsh squash on Egbert's endeavor as an author simply because he bypassed the publishing house route. So, Allison, can you rise to the challenge and write a bestseller?? Can you [...]
Sun, Aug 19 2007
AGBell: Feeling Threatened?
Deaf Tea Time Come on out and rise to the challenge! AGBell used the hotel management to remove the demonstration from the hotel premises which led to some ugly confrontations thanks to an unbecoming hotel manager. Management used as a shield.
Sun, Jul 29 2007
Was The Hotel Manager Part Of AGBell's Grand Plan?
Deaf Tea Time Did AGBell send the manager as a part of their grand plan to demonstrate to their conference registrants that ASL causes communication barriers and causes problems?
Sun, Jul 29 2007
X-Men: Analogies of Deaf Children Of Hearing Parents To...
Deaf Tea Time Late at night one night, I tucked in bed and channel-surfed the TV for a decent program to watch. I came across the channel showing the second installment of X-Men movie and I opted for it since I had not seen that movie in a while. I came in at the part where Xavier's group was in the house of one of the mutants to confront the parents about their son. Wolverine was [...]
Wed, Jul 25 2007
Amy: Mother of CI Children
Deaf Tea Time There has been a huge discussion on Deafread between Amy, a mother of two CI children and the readers and b/vloggers. It sparked on John Egbert's blog and spilled into Barb DiGiovanni and Moi's v/blog. Amy has been locking horns with many ASL advocates. Amy is a mother who is against using ASL for her two CI sons. She cited that ASL would delay their English [...]
Fri, Jul 20 2007
Reasons For Non-Signing CODAs
Deaf Tea Time Are the explanations for their CODAs not signing justified?
Wed, Jul 18 2007
Which Type Is Your CODA?
Deaf Tea Time Which type of CODA is your child? Each type is shaped by several facets of familial and relationship dynamics of the deaf parent-hearing child.
Tue, Jul 17 2007
Paper and Pen
Deaf Tea Time Carrying a pad of paper and a pen solve our communication dilemmas when we go out in the public without resorting to using our KODAs.
Fri, Jul 06 2007
Misperception: Superiority Of The Hearing
Deaf Tea Time Some deaf adults become perpetual victims due to their own misperceptions that the hearing are superior to them.
Thu, Jul 05 2007
Should Gallaudet Drop University Status?
Deaf Tea Time Is the university status doing Gallaudet more harm than good? It is time to be honest about Gallaudet's decline as Anne Marie said. Mishka Zena cited recruitment issues which may affect Gallaudet's decline to which I heartily agree.
Sat, Jun 30 2007
Why Are Deaf Organizations Crumbling?
Deaf Tea Time One word: Egoism. A spinoff to Teri Sentelle's vlog on giving credit due.
Tue, Jun 26 2007
Idioms: Does ASL Have Idioms?
Deaf Tea Time DeafMom3 listed 20 idioms. Let's sign them out and see if we use them in our ASL?
Tue, Jun 26 2007
Is CI Surgery Immortal And Non-Consensual?
Deaf Tea Time How fascinating. In an article in today's CNN news, it says routine infant circumcision is on the decline because it is "immortal and non-consensual" as well as being deemed medically unnecessary. Yet, many parents don't think twice about cochlear implanting their infants when CI surgery is far more dangerous than a routine circumcision??!! Is CI "medically [...]
Tue, Jun 19 2007
Do Hearing People Lack In Common Sense?
Deaf Tea Time Upon viewing pictures of baby dolphin, born to a deaf dolphin, being bottlefed, I asked myself this question: Do hearing people truly lack in common sense?? I interpreted those pictures as audistic attitude towards deaf animals just as is true with deaf people. By all accounts, the new deaf dolphin mother was healthy and able to parent.
Sat, Jun 16 2007
Der Sankt's Challege: ASL Translation Of His Story
Deaf Tea Time Der Sankt issued a challenge for us to translate his written ASL; DE suggested for us to do vlogs on the ASL translation of Der Sankt's story and post links on his blog. Here is mine!(Yes, this should be posted as a link on Der Sankt's blog but since viewings tend to diminish after the first day, I figured the links to the vlogs might be overlooked if posted after the [...]
Wed, Jun 13 2007
DODs, DOHs and the System: The Bigger Picture
Deaf Tea Time How the system creates the invisible barrier between DODs and DOHs.
Tue, Jun 05 2007
Color ASL Sign Origin: SEE, Unmarked, Or ???
Deaf Tea Time Color signs have first letter assigned to them...quite SEE-like, yet they did not orginiate from SEE...so, how did they get assigned with first letters???
Sun, Jun 03 2007
SEE-Like Signs in ASL; Y-System or S-System?
Deaf Tea Time What to do with the SEE-like signs that we use in our daily ASL?
Sat, Jun 02 2007
Joey and DE's "Bigger Picture:" How? Who? When? Where?
Deaf Tea Time Joey and DE's vlogs on "Bigger Picture" is about systematic audism; while they both have my support, their vlogs left me wondering about a few things...
Thu, May 31 2007
OSD/OSB: What Cultural Conflicts?
Deaf Tea Time Sharing my experience as a student of a residential school of the deaf and blind. The opposition at OSD cites cultural conflicts.
Tue, May 22 2007
Golden Thumb Rule
Deaf Tea Time Golden rule for any v/bloggers on giving credit due to others when borrowing parts of their work.
Mon, May 21 2007
Clarification On "Deaf Canadians' Predicament."
Deaf Tea Time A vlog to clarify several things that I observed responses from commentors that came across as misunderstanding or misperception. A commentor suggested that I could have used better words and I agreed with him. I take accountability in what I presented in the first vlog. My intentions in the first vlog were simple and I did not expect these reactions from some [...]
Wed, May 16 2007
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