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  1. Berry

    Bell Uncovered!

    Stumbled on this. Found it most interesting. Original here ->Bell did not invent telephone, US rules | World news | The Guardian Italy hailed the redress of a historic injustice yesterday after the US Congress recognised an impoverished Florentine immigrant as the inventor of the...
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    Hopefully he does go to jail in Peru, or somewhere.

    So I'm sitting at my computer when the phone rings. "Hello. This is your grandson." Cool. I got a bunch. "Which one is this?" "I'll give you a hint. I'm your oldest." "Well, its been a while. How you doing?" "My friend Steven won a trip to Peru and invited me to join him. So I'm down...
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    Congratulations me!

    I finished my NaNoWriMo novel today coming in at 51,928 words. It is one strange novel, and I can not say I wasn't influenced by some of our conversations on AllDeaf because I was. I had no idea where the novel was going or what all the characters were doing in it until yesterday when I...
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    Gonna go NaNoWriMo

    As if I don't have enough to do. But I've been thinking about doing it for years and I don't want to wait till next year. Anybody else here?
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    Aelita Andre -- I wanna have that much fun when I paint!

    4-year-old Aelita Andre gets her own NY art show, sells paintings for $27K on Shine 4-year-old Aelita Andre gets her own NY art show, sells paintings for $27K by Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Manage Your Life, on Wed Jun 8, 2011 12:24pm PDT 1138 CommentsPost a CommentRead More from...
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    The goose blinks, did you ever?

    I was told one time that my boss was like a goose. He would blink and suddenly find himself in a new world that needed new rules for us to obey. The problem was he never seemed to learn from his mistakes. But... It is amazing what brings a real change into a person's life. A sudden insight...
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    Is Deaf Culture still High Context?

    First please remember when I first stumbled across Deaf World in the early to mid 1950's few hearing Americans had a clue such a thing existed. Once in a while they would come across a deaf peddler selling alphabet cards. Most people through them away as soon as the bought one for ten or...
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    So you don't even belong here.... Da da da.

    My daughter needs to keep up her skills as a terp so she went to a convention. I took the opportunity and went with. Looked forward to having a good time and did and learned a lot. Met people there from top scale terps to students to be. Some retained their professional persona at all times...
  9. Berry

    Four SEE signs....

    Four SEE signs I see people starting to use a lot are the "if" sign, little finger under the eye: I don't see a lot of need for this sign but at least it is not easily confused. The other three are "breakfast", "lunch", and "dinner". At least "dinner" isn't too bad, I mean the difference...
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    Bird and Pitcher

    This turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would. Started out a simple little Aesop tale my wife likes. About a thirsty bird who finds a pitcher half filled with water who fills the pitcher up with rocks so he can have a drink. It didn't help it is the holiday season and both kids...
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    Dammit! Don't read this if you are fragile.

    When you have a big family something bad is going to happen sooner or later. You know that, but it doesn't make it any easier. Getting ready to go to bed. Phone rings. Hysterical voice screams, "The baby didn't make it. The baby didn't make it." "What baby? Who's this?" A calmer voice...
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    The Wolf and the Lamb

    Okay I finally got this one done. I hope it is worth waiting for. It isn't perfect, you can even see where I flubbed my signs a couple of times, but as Souggy says, I will try not to be a perfectionist. It is kinda long. As suggested to me I did one that is important to me. But when I...
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    Fox and Grapes Anotated

    This was quite a bit of work. Took me all day. I realized I talk one way, sign another, and write a third. Kind of like working in three languages at once. But I stumbled across annotation and I think it may be worth it. It seems to me if a person cannot understand ASL then they might not...
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    Fox and Grapes

    I don't really know what to make of this. I felt awkward doing it, I'm not happy with my signing -- I've never seen myself sign before. It is the first youtube video I have ever done. This is far from perfect but I doubt I'll be able to do much better any time soon. Hope you enjoy it...
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    Youtube me?

    Have a youtube account, and want to do something fun with it, but until now I really haven't come up with anything. Last night I had a thought. Want to know what everybody here thinks about it. When I was a kid my mother read Aesop's fables to me. I loved them then and the truth is I...
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    Languages dying

    In another thread, on sign names, people got to talking about languages, and the fact so many Native American Indians do not speak their own native tongue. In fact a lot of tribes have lost their languages entirely, and many more are in danger. In fact some East Indians, who speak Punjabi...
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    Oroville's own

    Oroville's own Oroville's Own: Bobbie Holcraft has a passion for signing By KYRA GOTTESMAN - Special to the Mercury-Register Posted: 09/27/2009 09:04:06 PM PDT Bobbie Holcraft, an American Sign Language instructor and interpreter, teaches signing classes to... OROVILLE -- The only...
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    Amber Alert!

    Anyone involved in the Deaf community in northern California probably knows, or knows of, my daughter Bobbie Holcraft. If you know Henry, known also as Chico, the answer is "No" I am not he. This morning Bobbie's daughter went to pick up her daughter Orija (pronounced Oh-RYE-uh) from the...
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    Are you a writer?

    I started a new group. I love to write. Been doing it all my life. Haven't sold anything in over 30 years so I decline to call myself a published writer. Would not matter if I ever sold anything or not I would still write. I can't find the exact quote but Orson Scott Card said, "If you...
  20. Berry

    Classifiers -- ASL royalty!

    Is anyone else in love with classifiers? I use them when I talk to hearing people all the time and they understand what I mean. I've had them compliment me on how well I describe things, and they don't even realize most of the crucial details were conveyed with classifiers; not with words. I...
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