Rule 577

Swivel chairs are just an invitation to unnecessarily body-shift.

He said She said He said She said He said She said He said She said He said She said He said She said…

Rule 576

This is funny, but now is not the time to laugh;

This is sad, but now is not the time to cry;

You’re interpreting. This is the time for your client to laugh or cry.

Rule 575

Today I replaced the fly-wheel and belt on my swamp cooler.

Where did you learn how to do that?

(Crap) Um, you know, you pick things up… where does anyone learn to do anything…?

Random Thoughts by Uncle Dale: Do Something Fun Just For You!

Like this post for example! Who you are is so much more than, “The Interpreter.”

http://centerpointtheatre.tix.com/m/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3197

Rule 574

If the only reason you didn’t… is because you believe the Code of Profession Conduct says you shouldn’t, you need to get a better handle on “ethics.”

Rule 573

The Americans with Disabilities Act is not a law. It is five laws (two of which you will likely NEVER use) that are kept in one three-ring-binder.

Never presume that understanding Title I gives you any insight into Title II or knowing the first two means you get Title III.

Section 501 (raise your hand if you knew that was a thing!), Section 504 and IDE(E)A are in separate binders, but heavily cross-referenced.

Uncle Dale Says Thank You!

Thank you!

It’s important to say it.

I love to celebrate milestones and we hit one yesterday. Over 18,000 of you stopped by for a visit over 50,000 times this year.

When I first started this I hoped it would resonate with the experiences of many Sign Language Interpreters, but I had no idea it would resonate with all kinds of interpreters in over 90 countries.

Thank you all so much for enjoying this journey with me!

UD!