Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VIDEO: Why I'm Voluntarily Homeless

In case you thought my prior article on why I've decided to become homeless is too long, I offer you a video presentation as an alternative.

Close-captioning in provided, which I recommend since the audio fades out at some parts, for some reason. (I was using my smartphone to film.)

I have an idea for at least 2 more videos on this subject, so stay tuned for that. It may take awhile, since I discovered inputting close-captioning is quite tedious! I ventured to do it anyway here since close-captioning is so important to me as a hearing-impaired person, and it's immensely frustrating to go without.

(At the same time, watching myself makes me grimace. Perhaps I should undertake some speaking self-improvement ventures. Watching your own video makes you super-aware of mannerisms you've never noticed before.)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Embarassed Reintroduction

You must consider it great disrespect to you for me to publish a blog post from the blue and swiftly depart without explanation for my absence, and for that I apologize. This blog has certainly fallen into great neglect. The failure on my part is getting too lax with my writing habits; it was not laziness that separated us, but rather that, for a long time, I loosened up on my writing practices which I thought would be wise, but has led to much dissatisfaction. I'd like to take a moment to get you back up to speed and also explain my plans for my blog from here, for 2015.

I stopped writing here primarily because I thought I was "unjustified" from doing so given the magnitude of my financial issues, and that loosening up on the amount of intensive editing I did on my writing would bring more peace to my mind (as, prior, it used to be hard to publish even a Facebook status update without severely scrutinizing its few lines). I was wrong on both counts. Neglecting my writing skills has not only put a coating of rust on my abilities, but has also led to a certain emptiness in my life that good, well-crafted writing used to fill.