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I Like Being With My Own Kind

Leviticus 19:14 Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble. You must fear your God; I am the Lord.

Some would think this is a politically incorrect title. 664 more words


Review: Hello, Universe

Genre: middle grades contemporary

Release date: March 14, 2017

Synopsis: Hello, Universe is told from the perspectives of four weens: Virgil, Chet, Kaori, and Valencia. Virgil is incredibly shy, possibly socially anxious, and lonely. 517 more words

Book Review

Fleeing the island by bike.

Passengers of the 7pm Wednesday sailing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen were treated to a spectacle. People rose from their seats and flocked to the front of the boat. 825 more words

Outdoor Adventures

Experiencing street harassment as a deaf woman.

Since entering my 30s, I’ve learned how to receive compliments. I have also learned that compliments are often used by men as bait to get women talking to them. 691 more words


When Young People talk to Old People, BADLY

Getting our Kids Skilled-Up in the Art of Conversation

You talkin’ to me?

It must be wonderful knowing that your teenage son or daughter is mature enough to hold an ACTUAL conversation with your adult friends. 1,008 more words


The miraculous simplicity of Hearing Beethoven

I’m very grateful for the serendipity that led to Robin Wallace’s book even if the fate governing its creation is cruel indeed.

A shy and short-sighted musicologist named Robin married a nurse named Barbara. 1,119 more words



It’s not fair.

I signed up for a webinar about kickstarting a public speaking business. It’s something I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while, and after attending a conference last month, I think it’s something I want to pursue.   276 more words