A View from the Saddle

This is an opportunity to for me to share my reflections on life, work, family and community – not necessarily always in that order.

Not What You Say, But How

Not What You Say, but How: Implications of Theory of Mind for Educational Interpreters More years ago than I care to admit, I presented a workshop at an MRID Fall Conference entitled, “So you want to be… a language model?”  It was during the days when many programs...

What Are You Waiting For?

This is a little different of a post.  It is actually a sermon that I delivered at Peace Church on November 27 as part of a service led by our Dismantling Racism team.  . You can listen to the sermon on the Peace Church web site.  Sermon begins at 21:37 of audio file....

Seeing Around the Bend

November 8, 2016 It's election day as I write.  Last night, Holly showed me the News Tribune article on the theft of Mary Plaster's puppet version of Prince. And then this morning, I listened to a conversation from On Being between Krista Tippett and Michael Longley...

The Mysteries of Health

by Doug Bowen-Bailey This post comes in part as a way for me to explain my health issues  - in part for me to process what it means to heal from such physical discomfort - in part because I am just enjoying the practice of writing. Health is a strange thing.  One...

Aiming for Dynamic Equivalence

by Doug Bowen-Bailey Dynamic equivalence That is goal of interpretation. When we speak, we are trying to accomplish some goal. It might be to teach, to amuse, to persuade.  So, when our words are shared through an interpreter to someone who speaks a different...

A Lesson on Loss and Love

by Doug Bowen-Bailey I’ll admit it.  I love my red bike. It’s light and responsive and has taken me all sorts of beautiful places.  From the hills and gravel roads on the North Shore of Lake Superior to the rivers and fields of Northern Colorado. So, you can imagine...