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Aderyn & Dugald 1

Some time ago I mentioned a story snippet that was part of a larger work. This past November I took that snippet and explored it from the point of view of two lads, both young and talented, both feeling the weight of expectations on their shoulders. These are their stories as they told them to me. 

Hope you enjoy Aderyn and Dugald.

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A Disneyland memory

I may have mentioned that I love Disneyland. I come by the sentiment honestly: my mother was a fan before me. When I was a child, she and my dad would pack my siblings and me up into the old Chevy Impala station wagon and we would sing silly songs on the drive down to Anaheim.

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Confidence and Competence

Recently, a colleague and I were talking about the skills it takes to make a successful interpreter. I realized there were 2 components I saw in every interpreter I witnessed produce a successful result: they were competent in both languages and confident in their process.

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Wow, what a month

Within days of writing my plans for my birthday, my office finally had the opportunity to get new paint and carpet. To make a very long story short, I moved back into my office on Thursday. Yes, that means a full month of upheaval, no office and feeling homeless.

At last it is over.

I still have a move to make - into a new abode - but that seems to be at the end of July.

I hope to be more communicative in the next two months.

In the meantime, those of you with ASL/Interpreter interests, the Oklahoma Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf are holding their annual conference in tandem with the Oklahoma Association of the Deaf on June 11 -13 in Oklahoma City.  We are at the Tower Hotel.  I hope to see you there!

And you all know I live in Oklahoma - the land of tornados, floods, thunderstorms and now earthquakes? This May has been the wettest in history. Yay?

Now to relax the brain a little more before the summer semester begins tomorrow.

Happy Summer!