My senses sans one
Raining in the Northwest I taste the saltI smell the oceanI feel the sunI ......cannot hear the windI ......cannot hear the waves crashingI.......cannot hear the barking of the sandI taste the sugar from my PepsiI smell the aluminumI feel the fizz on my tongueI ......cannot hear the "pop" as I open the lidI ......cannot hear the sizzle as the bubbles riseI ......cannot hear myself gulping dow...
Tue, May 06 2008
Sweet nothing in my ear & cochlear implant
Raining in the Northwest Check this link out and look at the comments made on the bottom. It goes to show how writers knowing next to nothing about cochlear implants. [link] the discussion about cochlear implants going on right now, I'll be the one to tell you that I don't care whether someone chooses to get an implant or not. What I do care about is this:I am against parents implanting the...
Fri, Mar 21 2008
analysis of thyself
Raining in the Northwest Earlier tonight I posted a comment on Chris Leon's blog regarding censorship.A few things went through my mind shortly afterwards--were my comments made in haste? Would my comments be perceived with the emotion of calm and tactful or as someone whose blood is boiling? Was I looking for any justification in myself through my comments? Or was I simply conveying the g...
Tue, Jan 29 2008
Hiatus and etc..
Raining in the Northwest It's been awhile! It's exactly what I feared I'd do--start something on a whim, keep at it for a short while, then suddenly just abandon it. I had on my mind the past week to put in an entry on my blog, mostly because it was due. The thing is, I just couldn't really think of a good topic to write about. The whole Deficit Thinking hysteria passed and everything cal...
Sat, Jan 26 2008
VRS companies, a beggining of a trend.
Raining in the Northwest Sorenson Communications was the first. Then came Hands On Video Relay Services. Then came a slew of other smaller Video Relay Service (VRS) companies popping up on our radar. Hawk, Viable, Hamilton, Sprint, CSDVRS, etc..What do these companies have in common? Why, video relay service, of course. And we all know about that. What else do they have in common? I do...
Mon, Dec 24 2007
Deaf services agency puppeteered by a Hearing agency
Raining in the Northwest Today at work I had a meeting with two of my soon-to-be bosses. Part of the meeting was about the transition of the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) agency that I work for. Throughout the meeting it was becoming apparent that they are pretty clueless as to what a deaf services program is all about. My current manager included.My co-workers and I agr...
Thu, Dec 20 2007
Raining in the Northwest Greetings. The name's Bentley Fink and this is my new blogsite. Several of you may know me, several may not. Regardless, it is only fitting that I begin my own blog. And vlog. This is where I will be launching my platform with regards to the various hot topics that are circulating amongst the community of bloggers in the Deaf Nation today. At the same time, it ti...
Thu, Dec 20 2007
Forward Thinking--the Yin to Yang of Deficit Thinking
Raining in the Northwest Everyone's a Deficit Thinker. Period. Every since the term was coined and disseminated throughout the blogsphere--I have seen nothing short of a witchhunt against each other--as though we are eating our own selves to death. AGBell would be laughing if he could see all of our discussions and the finger-pointing and the begging for censorship. What the hell, guys? ...
Thu, Dec 20 2007
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