Monday, March 26, 2007

Surrogate Parents

It is known that children develop very well when these kids receive quality education and then continue learning with their parents and families. Parents and siblings read stories, do other "educational" activities at home. Jay Krieger would like to draw your attention to many other kids who have to reside at schools. The residential staff have to assume the role as surrogate parents and foster residential kids learning at "home".

Note to Canadians: Notice the shirt? I bought it in Canada during my bike trip around Lake Superior with my two other buddies (ABC and a friend).

Note to the rest of you non-bikers AND DAVID MARTIN, have a taste of open road -- check here Jay and ABC hit the road!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

We are the Movers and Shakers!

We have UNITED once again, yet on another platform -- on the vlogsphere! The Gallaudet letters on SLCC is direct evidence. Jay Krieger explains that we expressed anger, debated on our course of action, executed it, and look at the results.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Its all about making connections!

Jay Krieger shares a brief moment in time that inspired him. He discusses that in life, its often all about making connections.

We finally did it!

A number of us, vLoggers, were hoping that one day we will see more vLogs than Blogs.

Real Business Happen It Did! at 11:49am EST 3/24/07!

Oh huh, what have I done? This post would be counted as a blog, right? Eeps!

The power rests within your message!

Jay Krieger gives an example of how the message itself, not necessarily you, is where the power is. It is in his hopes after you view this, you would be more comfortable presenting your messages without giving too much concern about who you are or how you look.

Why we need English?

Sure, bilingualism is doing very well in our Deaf community, but why exactly did we have to learn English? Jay Krieger explains his views on why, and continues discussion on how he thinks Deaf community can be more louder.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thru Deaf Eyes: Hit and miss

Adding to an ongoing list of reviews of Through Deaf Eyes found on DeafRead, Jay Krieger presents his own views of the film itself, and why he thinks it was a hit and miss. Jay opens with his review of the film, why it hits and misses, and then finishes with an explanation of a film he wishes to see instead.

Video.Google seem to have problems, so for a direct access to the vLog, go here.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Describing Colors to Blind and Sounds to Deaf

How can you truly explain colors to the Blind? Likewise, how can you truly explain sounds to the Deaf? After eye or cochlear implants, Jay Krieger wonders how you can truly can ensure they see true colors or hear true sounds.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

It Takes a Village to Raise a Deaf Kid

Jay Krieger demonstrates how it took a village to raise a kid. Jay introduces his second daughter Sami for a quick bonus, an interview and closes with a brief summary.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

How YOU can make a difference!

Jay Krieger discusses different levels of granularity and helps you figure out where your passion is at which level, then you can start to try to make a difference there.

A Reason Why Deaf Schools are Closing

There are many factors that lead toward closing Deaf schools. Jay Krieger discusses one possible factor (among many others); Economics. He discusses why he thinks schools are not doing good job presenting why their schools are cost effective.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste!

In observation of what is happening on DeafRead, Jay Krieger expressed from his heart his views on History, Education and Unity. It is in his hopes that viewers will take his message in their hearts and come together and work toward a greater good.

Survival of the Fittest

Jay Krieger rambles on that Deaf are humans first, behaves the same way humans do, to survive over time. He emphasizes that all humans globally have their right to exist.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Harley-Davidson: Life is Good!

To honor David Martin's request, heres my first Harley-Davidson story-poem done in ASL. It was originally written while I was cruising through South Dakota.

The written blog can be found at Life is Good!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Have Deaf people evolved away from Deaf-Mutes?

Showing video clips from a 77 year old film taken at a NAD Convention in 1930 at Buffalo, Jay Krieger introduces the possibility that maybe we, Deaf people, have evolved away from Deaf-Mutes.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Where does the Deaf fit in our Universe?

Jay Krieger goes philosophical by discussing where he thinks the Deaf fits in our vast Universe.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Nature Calls! (Female Version)

Back by poplar demand! Jay Krieger presents a female version. Pardon the longer length of the vLog, but we cannot help it, as females do it longer, heh?

The male version (much shorter, grin!) can be found at Nature Calls!

Friday, March 9, 2007

Nature Calls!

Excuse me, nature calls!

Improving or Worsening?

Jay Krieger presents a fun and short vLog and asks you if you think he has improved or worsened. Its probably a bad joke, but still a fun one.

Can ASL be Legally Binding?

Jay Krieger wonders if our ASL kept on DVDs or other media can be legally binding?

Discussing Welch's Whole or Particular

After viewing Welch's ASL Juice's Deaf Views: Whole or Particular, Jay Krieger offers his discussion on the topic.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Anonymous can be great!

In response to Carl Schroeder's vLog Another New Order of Deaf People: Anonymous, Jay Krieger discusses his opinions on why he believes Anonymous commenters can be good and valuable to the vBlogSphere; only when they are not trash.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Who is intelligent? Jay Krieger covers the word intelligence and shows that people can be intelligent in many other ways beyond academic excellence.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Blind Trust

Jay Krieger discusses blind trust -- how we place so much trust on our lives to folks we do not know and how that compares with placing your trust on interpreters.

Is it Deaf Culture or Lack of Respect?

Jay Krieger brings up a common debate on how we should be calling our teachers or professors by their names. By their first names? By their last names? By their signed names that include their last names?

What would you do? Interpreter Situations

A lot, probably all, Deaf folks have experience using interpreters in many situations. Jay Krieger explains his three real-life situations; then asks what you would do if you were in these situations. Jay then explained what he actually did by clicking on the vLogs below.

What I Did: Meeting
What I Did: Interview
What I Did: Auditorium

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Pinging and mmming, jeez!

Jay Krieger recounts a futile experience he had with trying to explain the sound of a problem with his car.

Philosophy behind Labeling

In this crazy world where people label people into zillions of categories, Jay Krieger discusses his philosophy behind it, why we do that, and what we can do about it.