Paula Browning




Paula Browning has been everywhere! You might have seen her in all historical pictures from the Deaf-World. She has seen and done many things in her 40 years of service in the Deaf-World as a Sign Language Interpreter, Instructor, Mentor, and the list goes on and on, I call her the “Forrest Gump” Of the ASL World... Oh and She’s a history buff!  - Wink

Paula can be hired for workshops, consultations, mentoring, and interpreting services, please visit the contact page.

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Nice to meet you, forrest

A wonderful colleague, who is my friend and mentor, challenged me to walk my talk and stretch my comfort zone.  So here I am on the World Wide Web! Now I have a place to share my thoughts on our Interpreter Guild, our craft, and our patrons: the Deaf-World.  I hope this site will be a resource that ITP students will use as well as working interpreters looking for training, workshops, mentoring, skill enhancement, or just some talking.  Stop by my house for a cup of tea and let's talk!  Please browse the website, and I hope you find opportunities to learn, to share, and to be entertained.  I welcome input of additional sources that can benefit our Guild.  Please sign up for my newsletter, too.  Anyone who knows me, knows I have a lot to share.



You can say anything you want, yessir, but it's the words that sing, they soar and descend . . . I bow to them . . . I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down . . . I love words so much . . . The unexpected ones . . . The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop . . . Vowels I love . . . They glitter like colored stones, they leap like silver fish, they are foam, thread, metal, dew . . . I run after certain words . . . They are so beautiful that I want to fit them all into my poem . . . I catch them in mid flight, as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them, I set myself in front of the dish, they have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable, oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives . . . And I stir them, I shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them, I let them go . . . I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished wood, like coals, pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves . . . Everything exists in the word . . . From Memoirs by Pablo Neruda (NY: Penguin, 1974), p. 53.

On 1/18/12 I presented a workshop on the Keith Wann radio show for .1 CEUs (Visit here for more information) When you listen to that podcast, I mentioned some processing models which are available for you to download below:

Cokely Model.jpg

Colonomos Model-Pedagogical Perspective.pdf

Lee Processing Model.docx



That Keith Wann show - building cultural bridges ceus workshop

personal or professional: the ethics conundrum new dvd