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An ongoing list of useful small words in American Sign Language, to help you string major concepts together during conversations

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On the cusp of “graduating” from my first semester of sign language, today I pause for some thoughts on teen girls, doddering grandpas, and the joy in being officially smarter than a dog

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I'm starting to meet a lot more people in the Deaf community, in a variety of different ways, but my experiences aren't quite matching up with my expectations

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A field report from my very first Chicago Deaf community social event, plus some sobering thoughts about my fellow late-deafened adults

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A field report from the annual Chicago conference on disabilities and the arts, plus a look at my first experience signing with strangers

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In which I hold my very first conversation in American Sign Language, and channel the spirit of Harry freaking Potter

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In which your humble narrator learns sign language for the first time, and accidentally discovers the smart, subversive pleasures of the Deaf-culture teen soap opera “Switched at Birth”

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