Unless … last vs first letter

Unless we care more for the last letter than the height of the first…

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

~ The Lorax

Queen of Deaf Hearts by Nancy Rourke see site for full description of the artwork http://www.nancyrourke.com/queendeafhearts.htm

ahh the drama over the height of a D

and Ds upon thars or not

havent we done done this dysfunctional dance before?

hmmmm wonder why its cropped up again folks

and consider the source and why bother – they have no power, influence, credibility or truths

its OK to be Deaf (dont matter if u r profoundly or partially or a wee bit) it is dandy and handy

The oppression and denial that often comes with it is less than desirable though, folks and this is why we STAND against the systems that promote audism

so give me a big D if u pls – i got a tweet up

with this pix and if u wanna share urs just click reply and upload ur pix and if i get a few ill put them all here to share if u desire.  If u dont no worries at all.

It’s good to be D folks.

So we need not be squabbling over the height of one letter, eh?

It is futile and fruitless when the last letter is really the issue

is it to be F or D?

DeaF or DeaD  

DeaF as in alive, awake, aware, and ACTIVE or Dead as in no more and/or a Death of the Spirit (see MLK, Jr speech)

That is the question, my friends and what you do and

what you fail to do will determine the answer.

Some folks got being DEAF in the cross-hairs marked for eradicate, mate.  Whatcha gonna do do?

“and all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word
UNLESS” ~ The Once-ler

Quotes from Dr. Suess’ “The Lorax”

and this is a VERY old vlog entry (July 2010) that spoke to a similar theme – What’s It Gonna Be Deaf or Dead

PS: SIGNMARK rocked the house at RSD last night.  Filled me with joy and awe.  and AW, all the wee things up on stage grooving with him and even a tiny little red head took center stage and by the end of the evening everyBODY (Deaf and Hearing alike) was on their feet moving and grooving – even the oldest Board members.  ahhh to be INDEPENDENT.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Deafhood Discussions » Unless….last vs. first letter (People of the Eye)
  2. Don G.
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 15:17:27

    A Sneetch is a Sneetch, whether it identifies as a sneetch or as a Sneetch, it’s still a Sneetch!

  3. PopeMistress
    Oct 15, 2011 @ 10:06:33

    good morning patti!

    hope you are having FAB and safe round trip in american university this weekend! 🙂

    just wonder why this is same old news come out all over again. i got bored with big D and small d already but I have to use 2 to 4 small steps back and see if we should worry about that under which or what issues like “education, or social, or health”?

  4. handeyes
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 13:49:01

    Heye Don – u are made of the stars – with or without one upon thars

    Good a.m. Popemistress – american univ was good – many thanks for ur wishes.

    re: bored with the D vs. d debate – oh yes it is wickedly lame. this is why we STAND and proclaim it is Dandy and Handy to be D. plan and simple. they can debate it all they like but we know the truth

    [psst they still think ASL is not a language and that PSE is so i will not pop their bubble and tell them the world is ROUND yet again. i will leave them to their delusional thinking – its their choice and option. We be on the move and keep singing and a signing our songs of Freedom – “We got the right to be Deaf! We gonna fight to be Deaf! What a sight to be Deaf!” – do u see us on TV folks – Work of Art (Bravo) MTVU Switched at Birth etc etc etc. they gonna be scrambling and rambling all the more now – ya cant kill off a culture and a language that is this pretty – ya simply cant. yak away naysayers – ur just getting urselves stuck deeper in ur own muck. my hand is still out – all ya gotta do is clean up ur own and OPEN ur bloody eyes smile or continue to twist and spin – psst it just gets ya in deeper – that is the nature of quick sand. Aint the mother great?)

    now back to u PM – i agree – our focus shall be on the prize – human rights and linguistic rights for the People of the HandEye

    thank u for giving me a D for all to see

    See https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/got-d-for-dandy-and-for-deaf/

    much peace


  5. PopeMistress
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:35:03

    wow! you gave me lots of running into my deep thoughts about human rights and linguistic rights for the People of the HandEye.

    I think I did gave you that transcript link: http://the-rebuttal.com/?p=1475 after one FB person did mentioned “Let’s wake up to what the 2nd wave of Oralism by studying how they re framing and the amount of money and hatred and disdain they have towards our being Deaf and the utter disregard of our ways of life, love and work. Be sure to sign the petition and mobilize ourselves to a consistent message of saying NO TO AUDISM!! Not just to Audism but to corporate greed and other masks of benevolence.”

    Once I did clicked on that video youtube after I read the transcript. + I found something about other person who is on a board of “Spoking Hearing Grammars” here in USA——Judith A. Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA —– did made a speech before His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia at the launch of Hear and Say WorldWide in November 2007… Whoa!!! Spreading out to Australia from here in USA !!!!

    Since 1971, Judith A. Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA has established hearing assessment and habilitation programs in hospitals, charitable agencies, an otolaryngology group, and in her solely owned private audiology practice. In 1983, she initiated the first universal newborn ABR screening program in the U.S., now in its 21st year of operation.
    Currently, Dr. Marlowe is Executive Director, Audiology & Professional Relations for Natus Medical Inc., San Carlos, CA, advising private and public health agencies worldwide. She is also Honors Adjunct Professor at Thomas More College in Kentucky.

  6. PopeMistress
    Oct 19, 2011 @ 11:48:16

    oops should be like “Hearing Spoking Grammars” instead of “Spoking Hearing Grammars” as for LSL . LOL ooops! found something about Judith Marlowe, PH.D., FAAA’s Summary: http://www.123people.com/ext/frm?ti=person%20finder&search_term=judith%20marlowe&search_country=US&st=person%20finder&target_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fpub%2Fjudith-marlowe-ph-d-faaa%2F5%2F324%2F65b&section=bing&wrt_id=217

    Judith Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA
    Executive Director, Audiology & Professional Relations at Natus Medical Incorporated

    Orlando, Florida Area
    Medical Devices
    Judith Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA’s Overview
    Current •Executive Director, Audiology & Professional Relations at Natus Medical Incorporated
    •Honors Adjunct Professor at Thomas More College
    Past •Director of Program Development at Natus Medical Inc
    •Director of Clinical Research and Programs at Natus Medical Inc
    •Owner at Judith A. Marlowe,Ph.D., FAAA Audiology Associates (Sole Proprietorship)
    Director, Infant Hearing Assessment Program at Winter Park Memorial Hospital see less

    see all
    Education •Walden University
    •University of Cincinnati
    •Thomas More College
    Connections 56 connections

    Judith Marlowe, Ph.D., FAAA’s Summary
    Since 1971, created audiology programs for hospitals, non-profits, ENT office, and as sole owner of private practice. Created first U.S. universal ABR newborn screening program in 1983.
    Affiliations :Fellow, American Academy of Audiology; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A); Founding Director, Auditory-Verbal International (AVI) 1987-2006, AVI President ,1991-1993; Founding Director, AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, 2006 –
    Publications: twenty-four publications in American Journal of Audiology, Seminars in Hearing, Volta Review, Australian Journal of Education of the Deaf, American Annals of the Deaf; contributed book chapters; presentations throughout U.S, Caada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Singapore, and China.
    Honors: Outstanding Young Women of America (5 issues); Who’s Who of Women Executives; Who’s Who in U.S. A. Health Specialists; Who’s Who in America; and Who’s Who Worldwide;Strathmore’s Who’s Who; International Sertoma 1984 “Service to Mankind” Award; 1994 Marion Downs Award; 2002 Saint Thomas More Medallion/ Commencement Speaker; 2003 Thomas More Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award; UC Department of Communication Disorders Twenty-five Most Prominent Alumni,1989; UC Department of Communication Disorders “2005 Distinguished Alumnus.” UC College of Allied Health Sciences “2010 Distinguished Alumnus.”

    SpecialtiesStrategic planning, clinical and regulatory oversight, advocacy, social change leadership

  7. handeyes
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 02:22:56

    i signed the petition Popemistress

    the co. that this person was involved with sold products for hearing testing

    interesting how she advocated for early detection then has a business in it

    there is $$$ in ’em thar ears



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