Hope everyone's having a good week and dealing with the after-effects of the time change.
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Bearwood Reclaimed Furniture, and it's Deaf owner Dominick Fusco.
Dominick has owned Bearwood for 5 years, including 10 plus years experience in Carpentry
Dominick says - Before I invented this company, the only thing that was bothering me was all the broken furniture, home decors and abandoned wood that was sitting on the ground just rotting away. So, I figured if I could change one thing for them is to recycle and reuse it then it won’t be sitting on the ground useless or waiting to be destroyed. My job is to not to waste things. My job is to repurpose things to save the Earth and not to leave things to rot that Earth doesn’t want.
His quote is:
I believe in reuse and recycle because everything is a treasure
Hang in there! Winter is almost over!
Today's "Welcome Wednesday" is Brian Switzer - Deafblind Athlete.
Brian has been featured in the Alaskan Dispatch News and Runner’s World for his running exploits. He runs with the help of human guides and his running guide dog, Intrigue.
He was on the first team of all blind and visually impaired athletes to successfully complete a Ragnar Relay Ultra. He ran in the New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon. He is most known for running in the Equinox Marathon with his human guide, Marco, in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness! It is widely considered to be the fifth toughest marathon in the world.
Brian runs to raise awareness of Usher Syndrome and the abilities of people with disabilities. He also runs to support charities like the Usher Syndrome Coalition.
In April, he will be running in Genoa, Italy with fellow DeafBlind athlete, Alessandro! The adventure will be highlighted on Brian’s Facebook page.
Time for another Welcome Wednesday and today is "Swanson's Holistic Hands".
Gina Swanson provides holistic medicine tips in blogs/vlogs, workshops, and Holistic Life Coaching sessions in American Sign Language.
Gina is a Reiki Master and has 19 certificates from Reiki Rays Institute as well as certified by the International Center for Reiki Training.
She offers Holistic Practice training in Reiki, Essential Oils, Stones and Chakras all in ASL.
To find out more or to book a session, contact her by email at Swanson Holistic Hands.
Let's support a fellow Deafblind business owner!
Good Morning!! It's Friiiiiday!!!
How about a Deaf joke to start your weekend??
A Mafia gang takes on a Deaf man to run their deliveries, feeling it would be safer having someone unable to overhear conversations. However, one day when he is to deliver a large sum of money, he never shows up with it. The mobsters track him down, but don't find the money on him. As none of them are able to use sign language, they bring in an interpreter.
Mobster: "Where'd you hide the money?" (Interpreter signs the question.)
The bag man signs his reply. The interpreter says, "He says he had to ditch it in the river because the cops were onto him."
Mobster: "I'm not fooling around! You better tell me where that money is!" (Interpreter again signs.)
The bag man signs his reply, and the interpreter relays, "He swears he is telling the truth. He had to get rid of it."
The mobster pulls out a revolver and points it between the Deaf man's eyes. "Tell me where that money is, or I'll kill you right now!"
(Interpreter signs his statement.)
The bag man, sweating profusely, signs, "It's inside a shoebox under a loose floorboard in my bedroom closet."
The interpreter says, "He says he doesn't know where it is and he doesn't think you have the guts to pull the trigger."
Enjoy your weekend!
I read this article and wanted to share it with y'all. I agree, our exposure to the Hearing World exploded with Social Media, but I admit we do have a long way to go to eradicate stereotypes.
So, what do you think? Did it help or do we still have a long way to go? Let's start a discussion in comments.
Happy New Year everyone! Our first Welcome Wednesday of 2018 is Pepperbox Coffee!
Located in Austin, Texas, Pepperbox Coffee was the creation of two Deaf men - Mario Essig and Nicholas Buchanan, whose vision where a fast service establishment via drive-through where delicious beverages was being served.
So far, their first establishment is a trailer in the Rosedale community within Austin, Texas. They are nearing their first year of operation in the trailer as a model to test drive their menu and experience.
So, check them out, and if you're in Austin, grab a coffee!
Link - www.pepperboxcoffee.com
IG - @pepperbox.coffee
FB - pepperboxcoffee