On 30

I have been thirty for three months now, and while it has highlighted and heightened some of my existential flailing, it has also been somewhat unmomentous.  I fuzzily remember the end of my first decade, turning 10 -- double digits! No more need to spell out my age, can use numerals!  (Thanks AP stylebook).  And... Continue Reading →


This thing called love

We go to sleep at different times.  It's one of those things that isn't mentioned much in couple's advice  -- everyone is too worried about love languages and the correct way to apologize, and nobody mentions bedtime/wake times.  He is night boy and I am day girl. I am a zombie horror show if I don't... Continue Reading →

Language and all the hemispheres

“Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” -Helen Keller ** Two years ago, one of my students started school without any language.  No signing and no spoken word.  He was bilaterally implanted (two cochlear implants), but hadn't had the therapy, consistent usage, or mapping (when the audiologist adjusts settings according to her auditory... Continue Reading →

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