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How (Not!) To Be Inclusive: Deaf Academic version

Possibilities and Finger Snaps

a) Ask the deaf academic if she is willing to write a grant to cover the cost of her interpreters or CART captioning.

b) Return the deaf academic’s conference registration fees, telling her that she cannot come to your conference because her interpreters are too expensive.

c) Tell the deaf academic that she is welcome to attend and bring her own interpreters/CART captioning, and you won’t charge them registration fees (but she’ll have to pay for their services).

d) Tell the deaf academic that she is welcome to attend and bring her own interpreters/CART captioning, and you will only charge them half-cost registration fees (but she’ll have to pay for their services).

e) Tell the deaf academic (who is a graduate student) that she is welcome, and provide accommodations as requested. Upon her arrival greet her warmly, taking her aside to let her know that she is the most expensive…

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July 12, 2017 · 6:37 pm

Giving Children to God 

Thinking Out Cloud

It’s common to most every religious tradition – some ceremony or service where you dedicate or commit a new child to God. In some Christian traditions, it takes the form of baptism. Others have a brief baby dedication. The last baby we dedicated was our youngest child, and that was more than a few years ago. I held the little guy in my hands, but times have changed. I don’t pick him up anymore; I’d hurt myself. He picks me up – literally. He’ll greet me at the airport, and pick me up off the ground and spin me around. That’s my baby. Yes, a lot of things have changed, but one thing never has. 
All three of our children grew up, but the transaction that took place that day we dedicated each of them to God is one thing that is still being repeated today. We cannot physically hold…

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October 7, 2015 · 6:27 pm

From Ho to Housewife, How Jesus Changed Everything

Leticia Ochoa Adams

**Warning**

This is  a very long warning, so if you read it and keep on reading this post, please do not email, text, message me or post comments about how I scandalized you and you have lost all your innocence. I have the strong opinion that some people need to hear a clear and blunt testimony of what it is like to have gone from the secular idea that sex is good however you want it to being a faithful Catholic who embraces every single teaching that this Church has on the subject of sex. I love all the beautiful writings on the subject, I really do, they are romantic and make sex something that is beautifully sacred, but sometimes people who don’t know squat about theology just need someone to speak in normal English. For those of you who have always been Catholic and have never strayed into the…

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October 6, 2015 · 7:41 pm

Women Paid More Than Men! Everything you thought you knew about the wage gap is false!

The pay gap is due in large part to women attending and graduating from colleges in much higher numbers than men. This educational advantage has created a predicted future culture of women doing better-paying white collar jobs and men doing lesser-paying blue collar jobs.

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December 17, 2013 · 8:01 pm

A History of the Popes: Saints and Sinners, 1

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December 15, 2013 · 9:11 pm

A History of the Popes: Saints and Sinners, 1

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December 15, 2013 · 9:11 pm

Christians Face ‘Religicide’ In Middle East as Thousands Kidnapped or Killed

I wish Middle East reporting was better in this country and that more people knew the truth about persecution and prejudice there.
And, I wish more Christians and other people of faith would become aware and active on this issue.

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December 15, 2013 · 8:40 pm