What do you mean by that? Disabled people? Most communities of individuals labeled "disabled" would rather be considered differently able. When my daughter was in a wheelchair the para/quad community informed me it was not an electric chair. Ted Bundy got the electric chair. My kid (and they) had power chairs. What about those deaf and dumb people? … Continue reading Writing Differently Able Characters
The animals in our lives often comprise the best of us. They are our companions on trips around the sun, far too often pre-deceasing us and leaving us bereft. Why do we miss our pals so much? They provide us with uncomplicated relationships. They are not in contention with us about who will do the … Continue reading The Best of Us
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Tripping the Tale Fantastic: Weird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers. Christopher Jon Heuer, Editor. 198 pages. 5.25 x 8 trade paperback. ISBN: 978-1-941960-08-0 $22.00 Publication date: October 15, 2017 Preorder your copy now (with FREE shipping) and get it by mid-September! (For international orders and PayPal users, please use this link instead.) … Continue reading Tripping the Tale Fantastic
I used to blog a great deal about hearing loss. Haven't done so in a couple of years. At times it feels as if I'm simply saying the same thing over and over, so why bother? I can't remember a time I didn't experience hearing loss. In fact, I don't understand how the hearies of … Continue reading Writing as a Deafie
Link to East Texas Writers Guild If you are a writer and are interested in learning more about the field of writing, this is an excellent one day workshop opportunity in East Texas. The East Texas Writers Guild is an active and involved group with a philosophy that a rising tide raises all boats.
Fairbanks, Alaska gives new meaning to the word cold. The winter of 1989 still numbs my mind. There was, I thought, a distinct possibility I’d been transplanted to the McMurdo Station on Ross Island in Antarctica while I was asleep. Only at the time, McMurdo was experiencing balmy weather in the 50’s since it was … Continue reading The Fate of a Rubber Bumper at -55°F