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Cochlear Implants, hearing loss and more! I carry an interesting perspective: someone who had normal hearing growing up, lost it all slowly as an adult, then regained it with cochlear implants. So I'm deaf, but I can hear - a true miracle. If you'd like to know more about me and my bilateral cochlear implant experiences right away, my two books have a wealth of information - see the links below. Check out the list of upcoming events too - perhaps one day we'll get to meet!


Saturday, March 5, 2011


I always carry a notepad in my handbag - ready to write down anything I deem significant, as it might occur.  I got into the habit of doing this when I was writing my second book, "Listening Closely."  At first, I used the little pads that you find in hotel rooms, but I graduated to the gold standard of notepads last year, when I purchased an IBM "THINK" pad - vintage 1987 - at an antique show. These THINK pads were given out to IBM employees long before THINKPADs had anything to do with laptop computers.  Now, when I have a thought to jot down, the outside cover advises me to THINK before writing - always good advice.

In the beginning . . . .

Blogging is different from writing essays, articles and books.  It's more spontaneous, and doesn't necessarily follow any particular form.  Books are forever - the words are unchangeable.  Blogs?  I'm not sure yet - I know they're forever in a different way.  I should know more as I wend my way through this medium.  Life is a learning curve - and blogging is my new challenge!