Note from Uncle Dale: Year One

Hello everyone! It’s official. This blog is one year old. Since the first post, made from my bed as I recovered from surgery, about 50,000 of you have dropped by about to say hello over 120,000 times.

It’s always good to see you!

I have met a lot of you in person at workshops, conventions and through webinars. I will be lucky enough to see more of you this summer, both nationally and internationally.

We have had great discussions on what it means to interpret, to be an interpreter. We have laughed and cried together as we learn to communicate across cultures.

You have shared the quirks and joys of what we do and thank you for that!

We have talked about how law impacts the communities we serve, how we see ourselves, how we are defined by the world around us and what is expected of us as interpreters

We have looked at skill development as well as personal development. We have exercised our mental, emotional and actual muscles.

This next year will be bigger and better.

The non-profit I am establishing to support certification will be up and running soon, the book is moving along, and the Goddesses will introduce more swag.

Most important, if we do this right, we will learn more about ourselves!

Thank you for everything you are, everything you do and, as always, thanks for stopping by!


Swaggy New Year!

I know. You didn’t get the Uncle Dale’s Rules shirt you really wanted on Christmas morning.

You dropped hints and left the computer open to Lucky Duck but to no avail.

Well no need to despair! The Swag Goddesses never stop. The Swag workshop elves love what they do and are ready to do it for you!

Start the New Year proudly proclaiming your profession!

Let everyone know how much you love what you do with all its oddities!

Remember that you are both brave and skilled!

You have an interesting job! Wear it on your sleeve!

Remember you can customize a shirt with your favorite Rule!

Start the new year off Swagtastically!


🎼Oh There’s Nothing Like Swag for the Holidays…

Ho Ho Hello to all! Uncle Dale here! That slightly odd uncle you can love from afar because you never have to worry about being seated next to at the family dinner!

The Swag Goddesses have the elves working overtime to meet your orders! The links are at the bottom! The elves love what they do, and if you hurry they can still get this to you in time to give your friend who is Deaf:

Or this for the newly certified interpreter:

Or this for the hard working CA in your life who takes that midnight shift:

Or this for… you know who:

Or this for yourself (to wear when you see you know who):

You can even make a custom order with any Rule you want! (Fingers crossed, eyes closed, Rule 276, please someone, Rule 276…)

If you do please send me a picture!!!!

The elves are waiting! And all of them are wearing this reminder:

Be sure not to miss the other incredible items the Swag Goddesses produce to satisfy all your slightly or majorly snarky needs!

Uncle Dale’s Rules for Women

Uncle Dale’s Rules for Men

Swag Swag Swag

The workshop is once again open and the elves are hard at work!!! Show them some love!

I need suggestions for the next group of shirts to print. Which Rules do all y’all want to wear proudly, openly and notoriously?


RID week and Swag!

It’s RID this week and Uncle Dale will be there.  I will be giving away some Swag each day! So find me at the conference!

You will also be able to order shirts from me right there if we have them in stock you can get them at the conference, but we will also have special pricing if you order them from me there.

We will also have a few shirts that will only be available at the conference!  See you soon!!

Uncle Dale Swag here