Anyways, I ended up having a bit of a slow day today because I am getting ready to leave. I turned the TV on in my room and was flipping though the 4 channels I have when I found the news, informative way to practice my Spanish. What I was surprised by is that they had a little box in the corner where someone was signing. Because of that I thought is was just one of those "news you need to know in 1 min" type of things. But as I continued watching I realized that this was the full blown news hour. I was really impressed with whoever is producing this program. I have never seen something like this in the states.
The whole event came at an interesting time as just the other day I had finished reading Dies the Fire: A Novel of the Change, a brilliant alternate history, post-apocalyptic, si-fi/fantasy novel by S. M. Stirling. Which I just found out is actually the first "The Emberverse" series, so this really has thrown a wrench into my proposed summer reading schedule. Thanks a lot Angela! lol I needed to get back to some fiction though and this was a great way for me to explore something outside of my normal Dragonlance series. So, a serious thank you.
The reason this is relevant is that one of the main characters, Juniper (or should I say Lady Juniper head of Clan Mackenzie), has a daughter, Eilir, who is deaf and there are a lot of references to signing in the book.