Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Deaf Village - We Want You!!!










In the village,
Yes, friends across the seven seas
In the village,
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
In the village,
Come on now, people, make a stand
In the village, in the village!

In the village,
Can't you see we need a hand
In the village
Come on, blogging is so grand
In the village
Come on and join your fellow man
In the village,
Come on people, and make a stand
In the village, in the village!

We want you, we want you
We want you as a new recruit!!

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I'm honored to announce that I've joined a group of amazing people who are coming together to form a new aggregator called Deaf Village.

A village is a place where people can be comfortable, usually sharing the same goals, and striving to develop a feeling of respect, trust, and camaraderie.The phrase "It takes a Village" was never more appropriate, as deafness is not ethnocentric. There are so many different academic approaches, communication styles, and individual contributions that make it a humungous melting pot.

I hope you will join me in thanking the developers, moderators, and contributing blogs of this wonderful new all-inclusive aggregator. I think it is just what the deaf community needs right now, and will allow everybody to share their blogging experiences without fear of censorship and silly-putty rules. The only rule is the GOLDEN RULE, which is simple, "Treat others as you would like to be treated."

I look forward to reading all the wonderful blogs encompasing all aspects of deaf life, Deaf Culture, ASL, CI's, AVT, cuing, deaf education, and everything in-between.

I happily proclaim myself one of the Village People! Hang on tight -its going to be a wild ride!!!

Obligatory YMCA photo here...couldn't resist - the song's been running through my head all day!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Aw-- Now I got that song going through my head!

elizabeth said...

Thank you for your support! Glad to have you at Deaf Village -- welcome to the neighborhood!

Anonymous said...

Great Job, Girl!

Hugs,

White Ghost

Li-Li's Mom said...

Hi Dyniece,

I had the same reaction as Kim -- oh no, what have you done?!!! :)

Candy said...

*Dancing to tune* ~Young man, there's no need to feel down~

Nice post! It'll be a while before that song stops playing in my head too. :)

David said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. It is important to me.
I am so glad you are on Deaf Village, and I look forward to your upcoming posts.
The forum site I spend a lot of time on is called Hearing Journey. It is moderated by Advanced Bionics.

Abbie said...

Y M C A!