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kim

Bellevue, Washington
I am late-deafened and wear two BTE hearing aids.  I live in the Seattle area.
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I would rather be skiing– or in bed– or hiding under a rock somewhere by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Here’s another plinky prompt. The assignment is to describe an awkward or embarrassing school moment in third person. She was having a bad day. She had gotten up late and we ... Read on »
That Special Book in My Life by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause book shelf project 1 ~ striatic {notes} I guess I'm reduced to Plinky prompts now. My writer's block has lasted forever and a day. The question– What book could you read ove ... Read on »
It’s A Little More Complicated When You Wear Hearing Aids by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause The past few days I have been inconveniencing people by being deaf.  Sometimes I hate being that person. On Thursday I had another cortisone shot.  This time in my neck.  Th ... Read on »
Still Here. . . by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause If you read my blog regularly you might have noticed some changes.  I trashed a lot of old posts that were randomly showing up in my facebook account.  The only old posts I ... Read on »
How I View My Hearing Loss, Culture, and Hearing Technologies by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause My Deaf History and My “Culture” I was born hearing.  Having a progressive hearing loss means that most my life I could hear pretty well with the use of hearing aids.  Thoug ... Read on »
What Technology Means For One Deaf Person by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Last week, Mike (Kokonutpundit), posted about what technology means to deaf people.  I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  Unlike Mike I don’t sign all that well, e ... Read on »
Geeky Middle-Aged Women Gives in to iPod technology and Lady Gaga by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause After over two years of maintaining a blog about hearing loss, it seems I have run out of things to say.  Partly to blame is the fact that I’m hearing so much better with th ... Read on »
Washington State Judge Orders Girl to Wear Cochlear Implant by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause When I first heard that a Washington state judge ordered a Deaf father to require his deaf daughter to wear her cochlear implant I couldn’t believe it.  See here.  I was cer ... Read on »
Inspired By A Kite’s Battle With the Wind by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause I found some inspiration this week at “A Sari-Sari Life Hawaiian Style” His addiction is participating in memes.  If all his memes are like this one, I  see no harm in it.   ... Read on »
Open Letter to Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate Tim James, AND Jan Brewer, the Governor of Arizona by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Dear Mr. James and Ms. Brewer, When you have successfully rounded up all the Mexicans and run them out, I have to ask– who is going to pick our apples and grow our lettuce?  ... Read on »
Photo Hunt: Addiction by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Many people are addicted to wine.  I love the taste, but rarely drink it anymore because of headaches.  Still, I like to browse and occasionally indulge on a special holiday ... Read on »
New York City: deaf Access by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause The first thing I noticed about New York was the noise.  I have an automatic noise reduction program on my Naidas, but it wasn’t enough to handle the noise of New York.  Whi ... Read on »
Why I Heart New York by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause I love New York, and I knew I would.   It’s noisy and dirty and so full of life.  People in New York City don’t speak English.  They speak a sort of a mangled English where ... Read on »
Talking In Line by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause One of the benefits of travel is it opens your eyes to new ways of doing things.  I have already mentioned that people in New York were surprisingly friendly when I visi ... Read on »
Photo Hunt: Covered by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause These colorful tiles covered a chain link fence in Greenwich Village, NYC. A somber reminder of the impact 9/11 had on our children, they are filled with messages ... Read on »
My New Look, Thoughts on Lip-reading and deaf Identity by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause You probably noticed I have a new look. I have always wanted my own art on top, but was never satisfied with it. Recently while uploading some of my old pics to a new ... Read on »
On the Road Again by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Papagena Originally uploaded by violscraper Early tomorrow morning I’ll be leaving for the trip of a lifetime to New York City to see the Metrop ... Read on »
Making Waves by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Splash! Originally uploaded by Éole I have been going to swim class for awhile now– since early January when I took advantage of the YMCA spec ... Read on »
Holy Moley– Get it Checked! by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause Do any of your moles look like these?   Last month I became one of over 68,000 people in the US who would be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer this year.   Mine looked l ... Read on »
Book Review– The Indifferent Stars Above by kim Posted in: Blog Posts in Menopause I just finished reading what could have been a depressing book, but wasn’t.  The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown is about the Donner Party– the group of Ca ... Read on »