Teaching American Sign Language with a Stick

In the History of Bad Idea the — the worst one, in my humble estimation, is the practice of teaching students of American Sign Language with a stick.  Yes, a stick made of wood.  In some ASL programs, instructors use a stick during class to manipulate — and intimidate! — their students.

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Swollen Hands at the Feet of Opportunity

Have you ever typed so much for so long in high heat that your hands started to swell?

My hands have been swollen for over 24 hours now and I can’t figure out how to get the blood out of my fingertips.

I’ve tried icing, exercise, water pills and push-ups.

Nothing helps.  The hands remain swollen and the fingers are unbendable.

Still, we solider on, and continue — as evidenced in this post.