A View of the World Through Midwestern Glasses (A Guest Post By Tara Heaslip)

A View of the World Through Midwestern Glasses (A Guest Post By Tara Heaslip)

My family’s typical Thanksgiving involves about 15 family members in a New Jersey dining room. This year, tradition was thrown to the wayside when my sister moved to South Bend, Indiana to work for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. We’ve been excited to visit her for months, but with a family’s worth of crowded schedules and [...]

Things I did, didn’t do and should have done this weekend

Things I did, didn’t do and should have done this weekend

Thanks to the deer hunt, which claimed two members of my household, and a hefty work and social schedule, which claimed another, I found myself with a lovely stretch of time all to myself this weekend. I enjoyed myself immensely and tried to take full advantage of each glorious moment. In my quest to maximize [...]

Shining new light on hearing loss

Shining new light on hearing loss

My friend Julie Olson has been a tenacious advocate for people with hearing loss for most of her adult life. A see-a-problem-solve-a-problem kind of person, Julie has been researching technology, writing columns, spearheading access campaigns, and coaxing people to stretch their social and professional boundaries as long as I've known her. (That's more than 50 [...]