Val - go and rest!

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Fri Jan 19 19:03:26 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
January 19, 2007

Hello SW List members!
Thank you for your well wishes - and I am fine. Yesterday I found a  
new doctor who knows about my rare issues, and all is well...I am in  
good hands! And yes, I am resting...

I wish I could answer all your questions immediately...but in time  
they will come...

Here are some thoughts...

1. THANK YOU, Cherie and others, for writing literature using  
SignText...I hope more people will give you feedback on your writing,  
which I always enjoy reading!

I hope we can publish a Collection of Mother Goose Rhymes in ASL this  
year...I really like the Itsy Bitsy that a Mother Goose  

2. Nancy Romero just completed two complete chapters of the Bible in  
ASL using SignText...She sends me her SignText documents through  
email, just as Cherie does to the List, and then I store them for  
editing later...So we will have the complete John Chapter 1 and 14 in  
ASL published this year (after it is edited of course)...

3. Dr. Cecilia Flood will be attending the linguistic conference in  
La Jolla in March and the SW workshop on April 1st here, and her full  
dissertation will be available for download in our PDF Archive in  

4. Blinking eyes...that is a good point Stuart ...take a look at this  
web page: 

scroll down...

see Eyes Squeezed Tightly Together...

that combined with open eyes...or just that alone...would be enough  
for us to know what you mean because it assumes you will open the  
eyes sooner or later! So we could use the Tension symbol in the eye  
area to mean blinking if you want...

5. All your homework assignments are now posted on the web - I still  
have to post all of mine but my first page is there too...go to:

Scroll down to the bottom of the page ;-)

This is my message for today!

Have a wonderful day everyone -

Val ;-)


On Jan 19, 2007, at 3:45 AM, Kimberley Shaw wrote:

> Amen, amen!
> - Kim from Boston
> On 1/18/07, Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa  
> <shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at> wrote:
>> Val,
>> it is important for you to rest and recover from that nasty fever.
>> we will pray that you will get better very fast and that you will be
>> back with us very soon.
>> Shane x
>> On 17/01/07, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at> wrote:
>> > SignWriting List
>> > January 17, 2007
>> >
>> > I am ill in bed with a fever, everyone. And I cannot work...I am so
>> > sorry ....I am going to a group of doctors today, and I do not plan
>> > to work for at least a week...
>> >
>> > In that message I was trying to explain that I couldn't continue at
>> > the work pace I had set for myself...Kim seemed to understand
>> > it...but I guess I didn't explain myself well for others. Nor did I
>> > understand that I was really that ill...So there have been a lot of
>> > misunderstandings as to what I was trying to tell you...I do not  
>> have
>> > the next lesson even developed...I had hoped to develop it while I
>> > was giving the students feedback....then I became ill and things  
>> got
>> > overwhelming for as soon as the fever goes down and I can
>> > work again I will try to work on that...No promises as to when.
>> >
>> > I am glad no one paid me to teach this course, or I would have to
>> > return your money...and just the administration of that would have
>> > been overwhelming too!
>> >
>> > I will write to Juliette privately about schools using
>> > SignWriting...I hope someone else will write Juliette too?
>> > july.tigre at
>> >
>> > After that, I am turning off my computer...Have a wonderful week
>> > everyone!
>> >
>> > And I hope you continue to write to each other here on the
>> > List...thanks to Stefan, you will have a PDF document with  
>> photos and
>> > contact please use the SignWriting List as an
>> > excellent forum to write handwriting to each other! The List is  
>> here
>> > for you to use with or without me...
>> >
>> > And best of luck with teaching SignWriting, Cherie, to your
>> > students...I look forward to hearing more about that later!
>> >
>> > Val ;-)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Jan 17, 2007, at 3:30 AM, Cherie Wren wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > > I agree 100%! detailed diagnostic feedback to each student  
>> would be
>> > > over and above what is required.  Perhaps at most a general  
>> "grade"
>> > > and a short "focus on how you draw the handshapes" type feedback.
>> > > But detailed feedback without any more lessons teaches a lot  
>> less,
>> > > I feel, than the other way around.  Just my feeling...
>> > >
>> > > cherie
>> > >
>> >
>> >

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