Friday, February 8, 2008

MS Carnival #4 - Submissions Due

"A gathering of MS Bloggers sharing thoughts, opinions, news,
and inspiration around the Blogosphere."

It's time to prepare for the next Carnival of MS Bloggers and to feature the best of the MS blogosphere. When submitting your post, please include:

  • Your blog's URL
  • Your post's URL
  • Brief summary of the post
Submission Deadline - Tuesday, February 12, 2008 (noon)

You may submit via Blog Carnival or email.

Participating is Easy!!

If you are a blogger with MS or someone who blogs about MS, you are invited to participate. Here's what you should do...

  • Choose one of your best posts from the past 2-3 weeks
  • The topic does not need to be limited to multiple sclerosis
  • Submit the post for consideration in the next Carnival edition
  • Be sure to include a brief synopsis (or summary) of the post
When the Carnival is published, you will receive an email from me that the edition is available. Then post an announcement on your blog (in a separate post) that the Carnival is available, including a link back to the specific edition.

Let the community grow!!

Also, if you'd like the code to the Carnival Button simply send me a brief email, or try copy/paste with this button and place it on your sidebar.


  1. As for your comment on the blog about deafness and your experience at the local food store meeting the person who loads and unloads the cart; perhaps that person had a duel disability. It sounds like the two people you chatted with were not only deaf but mentally challenged too.

  2. Thank you for commenting here. It is absolutely possible that the presumed deaf/mute man has a dual disability, but honestly I wouldn't assume this upfront.

    It is apparent that a portion of his face is disformed and I've wondered if maybe he doesn't have a normally functioning tongue, which would definitely affect his speech.

    As for the other employee who told me the guy was deaf, well that man is the assistant manager of the store.

    In response to the original post on Jim's blog, I support the learning of many methods of communication. Why should those deaf persons who are aided with technology not be encouraged to also sign? And why should only those individuals who are 'completely deaf' be the ones to communicate through ASL? I think these ideas are very narrow-minded and serve to isolate and limit communication.