Deafhood/Cult/DBC, Ella Mae Lentz, and how to recover from...
You Are You & Your Circumstances POSTSCRIPTThere are so many issues being thrown out there; religion, deafhood, DBC, AGBELL, the definition of Cult, some personal vendetta against other people especially Ella Mae Lentz. There are three large issues that I would like to address: 1) Deafhood/DBC and briefly the association with the term Cult, 2) Ella’s vlog or rather her partner’s vlog, and 3) where w...
Tue, Jul 15 2008
My view on DeafRead and the CI community (Rachel and...
You Are You & Your Circumstances (note the subtitles is not entirely in line with the vlog, my apologies). I just got back from a two month hiatus (recently married and got back from my honeymoon). Once arriving back, I eagerly checked DeafReead for some exciting news, some progress, perhaps something positive, but instead I was sidelined to reading the unfortunate and huge misunderstanding with Dea...
Wed, Jun 11 2008
How to respond to crab-theorists: Understanding the power...
You Are You & Your Circumstances Crab-theory = not produce any positive results and leads to a spiral downhill with no enlightened understanding of the issues being discussed. Three ways to respond to a crab theorist: 1) ignore (sometimes necessary), 2) angrily blame them which may result in lowering your standards to theirs or; 3) respond to them using their evidence against them (recommende...
Wed, Mar 19 2008
Top 5 reasons to get your Masters/Ph.D
You Are You & Your Circumstances Top 5 reasons to get your Masters/Ph.D with an emphasis on conferences. 1) 1) A degree is not enough. Even a Masters is not enough. More and more jobs are looking for advanced degrees 2) 2) Recession will occur in the next three years. Jobs will be scarce and it will be tough to get a raise 3) 3) There is a growing need of scholars who are deaf/have...
Tue, Mar 11 2008
Response to Amy's vlog reponse on Militant Thinking
You Are You & Your Circumstances This is a response to Amy's vlog: [link] from her response to my post on disablism.blogspot.com.You (Amy) raise the larger question of what makes a successful militant thinker? That is the million dollar question. Every leader would love to know.I suggest that the "who, what, where, when, and how" is critical in understanding the success of militant thinking and its...
Sat, Feb 23 2008
Response to Chipmuck's VLOG on militant
You Are You & Your Circumstances Before I go ahead and discuss and response to Chipmuck’s vlog on militant, I feel the need to address two notions: paradigms and hegemony. Then, I will show through a brief history how the concept of militant has made a paradigmic shift.A paradigm can be explained as life itself, our history. It is what we believe in and our way of life and that becomes our ideology...
Thu, Feb 21 2008
PBS Deaf Documentary: "Through Deaf Eyes."
You Are You & Your Circumstances My analysis and examination on "Through Deaf Eyes." First of all, finally. Wow. And yes, in a very good way. Of course, I can easily and articulately argue the negative aspects of the film for the sake of discourse and banter; however, this film does not deserve to be torn apart for scrutiny in a pessimistic way. We all learned from this film whether [...]
Thu, Mar 22 2007
The semantics of Disability and disablism
You Are You & Your Circumstances We may be Deaf, but are we also Disabled? If we want to advance in today?s society, do we accept the label that we are disabled? Regardless of my personal view that I am a linguistic minority, I say yes. As proud as I am to be Deaf, I am more importantly disabled. Let us consider this:Race is classified according to a group's ethnicity, heredity, and/or [...]
Mon, Jan 29 2007
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