Rule 529

Today was just 24 hours? Are you sure? It feels like more.

Rule 522

When you and your team show up wearing the EXACT same outfit (down to the socks!)

It’s even better when the CDI does too.

But it’s sublime when the whole team is gender diverse.

Rule 517

I doesn’t matter if you saw a Deaf person do that. It’s their language. They can do what they want. You’re an interpreter. Treat the language like a guest.

Rule 516

Two interpreters are walking down a hall, a third walks past and says, “hello.”

The first looks and the second and asks, “how would you interpret the meaning of that?”

Thank you Henny Youngman!

Rule 515

I could interpret that joke if I had an hour, a team of CDIs and a crate of tequila.

(We pass out the tequila and by the end of the hour everyone will think whatever the CDIs and I came up with is funny)

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!

UD