Finding my bliss ….

Not much into academia these days. Hard to be into something that is not so into you. After months of devastating soul searching, I realized I was longing to be a part of something and to continue to count, friends, who clearly had no interest in being my friend. I was being “tolerated.” Bullshit! I realized that I was not being grateful for my true friends; friends who loved me for me. So bye to all, and with all in truth, it’s your loss. And, for the first time in a long time I have let go of my toxic baggage. And I am happy a looking forward to waking up every morning.

Long time, no write

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while but life gets messed up sometimes. My health issues appear to have abated but in the last 7 months, I have had two surgeries. As our president would say, “Sad.”

Anyway, I am back and ready for more adventures in blogging. The textbook, I co-authored, is in final edits now and looking to be published (finally) in the fall 2019. I am finishing my interviews for a research brief I am writing for Springer on police and the Deaf community, so I am psyched about that. And, I will continue my coursework in ASL and Deaf Studies as well as my adjuncting in the fall.

So that’s my big update, what’s yours? 🙂

Wow, what a time it has been.

These past few weeks have been filled with so many different things. I was hired to teach as an adjunct and am very happy about that. I have been getting over feelings of depression about my health (thanks to that extra anti-depressive I was prescribed) and I am actually feeling healthier.

But in terms of dealing with all this new-fangled (sorry Granny Clampett) Anti-Semitism? Well, let’s just say that 62 years of being picked on, laughed at, being slyly remarked at and discriminated against, for being Jewish, has finally made me “Hulk out”in total anger and I am proudly an “Anti, Anti Semite.” I don’t hate others for reasons of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation but I fucking hate Anti-Semites! Sorry Jew haters, but I hate you back, more!!!

And all of this sly re-couching of the term and trying to bisect it from being Anti-Israel is simply disingenuous. We know what you mean, despite every other despicable pejorative you throw at us, you can’t say Jews are stupid. Cause we ain’t.

Enough of me ranting, at least for now. I am also very happy with my slight progression as a signer of ASL. I had a dream last night about lexicalized finger spelling and compound signs. I can’t believe I dreamed about it!!! Wow, it was super cool.

So that’s it for now. Please comment below and/or follow me. Ciao for now

I just posted this on Facebook:

“I don’t know, but with the public displays of long simmering anti-semitism, I think it’s time for a “Times Up” movement against Jew haters. It’s not ok, I don’t fear you and I will outlast you.”

I mean it; do anti-semites really think this is all new to us? I am sick to puke (I almost said ‘death’) about the sly, cynical comments made by both disgusting bigots as well as public officials. I am not afraid of you; I do not quake in fear or surprise that people hate Jews. I expect that. But, haters need to know that there are many people just like me-no fear, just waiting. You won’t win in the end.

The Police and their “Image Armor”

This is cool.

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I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in my conversations with peers, especially those involved with the Occupy movement: Many of them have an overtly negative perception of law enforcement officers. I’ve heard officers labeled as heartless, cynical pigs and fascists.

I grew up in a law enforcement family; both of my parents have worked for over ten years in the courthouse 5 minutes away from my house. I’ve known law enforcement officers who have come in all different shapes, sizes, and temperaments. I never saw an overarching negative persona.

But maybe I’m naïve, maybe I’m biased. So I plunged into the  police psychology literature. Does a police personality even exists and if so, what is it? It’s a question that stretches as far back as the late 60s and early 70s.

But much of the research remained inconclusive, unable or unwilling to say if a police personality exists.

Some are…

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