Hello everybody! I was asked by @sashay909 to do today’s blogcast, so here it is! It’s a continuation of the post I published last week about how jaguars are now being featured in Traditional Asian Medicine. In this blogcast I go into a little more detail about what I think needs to happen in order to address this emerging threat to jaguars. It’s a little quiet, so you might have to turn your volume up.
Here are the two articles I referenced in the talk:
Please don’t let these posts taint your perceptions of people from east Asian countries. They are no more or less responsible for the current mass extinction crisis than anyone else. In fact, the United States’ demand for exotic pets is another major contributor to the illegal wildlife trade. In order to be fair, you will find two articles about this problem below:
Helen Keller (1880-1968) was an incredible author – she became blind and deaf following an infection aged just 19months old and thus was also mute – until she developed some limited ability to speak, by lip-reading via touch and sensing the vibrations of a speakers voice. Until she was around seven years old, she lived captive to a world of silence and darkness, with no understanding of words or their meanings. She was a frustrated, angry child, with behavioural problems resulting from her inability to communicate and her family spoiling her. Her life was transformed by the teaching methods and devotion of her governess, Annie Sullivan, herself previously blind but her sight partially restored by an operation. Anne Sullivan remained Helen’s companion, teacher and aide until she died in 1936, after which Helen was assisted for the remainder of her lifetime by companion Polly Thompson. Helen Keller lived an active and inspiring life until she was very almost 88 years old.
This 1888 photo released by the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston shows Helen Keller when she was eight years old, left, holding hands with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, during a summer vacation to Brewster, Mass., on Cape Cod. A staff member at the society discovered the photograph in a large photography collection recently donated to the society. When Sullivan arrived at the Keller household to teach Helen, she gave her a doll as a present. Although Keller had many dolls throughout her childhood, this is believed to be the first known photograph of Helen Keller with one of her dolls. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Thaxter P. Spencer Collection, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society-Boston)
[Image above is in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, caption as provided]
I decided to share some of Helen Keller’s writing with you, by way of recording my readings of extracts. The links here will direct to my transcripts of these readings (transcripts hosted at my blog, link will open in a new window). Part 1 is extracts from her 1903 essay ‘Optimism’:
here is my very first blogcast on BW. it’s my first time when I spoke publicly.
I’m sorry if my sound is low. I have no idea whether whatever I have talked here will be of any use to you or not. please listen to this and help me to improve. 🙂
I’m Jahnavi. I joined this wonderful community a few weeks back. Here is my first ever blog cast. Here is a brief introduction of the speech before you listen to the audio:
This is a humorous speech about my fight with my weight. I gave this speech in a public speaking club (Toastmasters) and today I am sharing the audio version with you. Hope you will enjoy it. As always, your feedback is appreciated 🙂
Hello everybody ! This is my first blogcast which was recorded on 31/12/2015 for 3 minutes and 27 seconds. My voice may be low, so you could turn up the volumes and use earphones or headsets if needed.