Rule 731

Need a Wingnut Spanner? Ask the interpreter. Chances are they have one in their bag.

Will only a Left-Handed Wingnut Spanner do? Hold on for a minute, that’s in their car.

Rule 726

VRI Interpreters! If you can put on pants and maybe, I don’t know, shower-even when you don’t need to (because seriously! Who would ever know)-then maybe VRI is for you!

Like a Drone pilot, VRI Interpreters sit in a room with the power over life and death hundreds or even thousands of miles away (but unlike a Drone pilot “life” is really what you are going for).

VRI! Sure VRI is a two dimensional presentation of a three dimensional language, but let’s not get bougie and start demanding ALL the dimensions. Ok?

Rule 719

A wrist.

An elbow.

A shoulder.

A heart.

A soul.

If it hurts it’s a problem you shouldn’t ignore.

If you think that ignoring the pain will make it go away, just remember…

It won’t.

It’s A New Year!

Hello family! First of all I want to thank everyone for their concern about my absence. The outpouring of love this year continues and I am overwhelmed by the many and specific acts of kindness and thoughtful notes I have received.

I am fine.

I am better than I have been in a long while.

I took a little break to work on the book but then this happened…

This beautiful gift is the daughter of my son who we lost to suicide in July.

She arrived and everything else kind of went away for a while.

As I have said in my Rules in various ways no job or task is important enough to require you to abandon your family and the love and support of friends.

Truth be told, the book is only slightly more complete than it was. But my heart has undergone a healing miracle. I have the peace that can only come from looking into the eyes of my granddaughter (not used to that one yet) and realize I need my heart to be whole so she can break it for herself each time she leaves my arms.

She is not my son. She is who she is and who she will be.

She is all attitude and smiles like he was as a baby, but she is also herself.

But I can feel him. Wanting to hold her so I do it for him. It’s been my job for a minute-it took me a minute to overcome my fear, it went away the moment she looked at me-I could make this a full time job.

I am back though. I have a whole crop of new Rules and Notes and Random Thoughts on what you Probably Should Know.

I am starting out with a hard one for me. It makes me a bit nervous because it’s self reflective in a way I am not used to.

But that is for tomorrow. Today I am Grandpa Uncle Dale. Gruncle (Yes I know that is Gravity Falls but I’m retasking it for my own purposes).

Today is for this:

See you tomorrow.

Gruncle Dale.

Random Thoughts From Uncle Dale: 2018 End of the Year Posts Day Three.

The next two posts got roughly the same number of views.

I mention this only because one is more educational and one is more personal and the fact that they were equally viewed speaks to the balance Interpreters need to find between feeding our minds and feeding our souls.

Enjoy!

Note From Uncle Dale: ASL to Spoken “Hearing.”

https://uncledalesrulesforinterpreters.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/note-from-uncle-dale-asl-to-spoken-hearing/

Note from Uncle Dale: This is a Rare Moment Where My Blogs Meet

https://uncledalesrulesforinterpreters.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/note-from-uncle-dale-this-is-a-rare-moment-where-my-blogs-meet/