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Stenography: Really professional codependency?

The following comes from a popular website listing signs of codependent people:
- Feel most comfortable when they are giving
- Find needy people to take care of
- Try to please others instead of themselves
- Have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility
- Try to be all things to all people all the time
- Have difficulty saying "no" and/or setting boundaries
- Feel empty and bored when they are not involved in a…

Added by Mary Smith on May 26, 2012 at 11:54 — 2 Comments

When it's time to walk away

- When you realize you never knew you are dyslexic.

- When the letters start dancing on screen and page.

- When you realize that pulsing sound is coming from inside your head.

- Your spelling skills degenerate to a first grade level.

- When your curved fingers start balling into fists.

- When you start yelling at your writer.

- When you realize just how light your writer is any how easily it could be thrown through a…


Added by Mary Smith on May 12, 2012 at 21:45 — 1 Comment

Naughty funny steno story

My instructor told this story in class today.  Had to pass it along.

A teacher (who happens to be a man) is dictating a list of low-frequency words to students when he comes across the word:

Teacher: Penis.

Student: How do you stroke that?

Teacher:  It doesn't come up very often.

Added by Mary Smith on May 3, 2012 at 11:09 — 2 Comments

Uh oh

Uh oh…


Added by Mary Smith on April 21, 2012 at 9:28 — No Comments

On the cutting edge: Phoenix Rising

I am so thankful I am learning stenography at this point in time.  From where I'm sittin, now is the ideal time to learn the new realtime theory, Phoenix theory.  Up until the very last few years, stenography writers always had a printer for the steno notes.  Not anymore.  Now laptops and a new theory have replaced the old writers and way of transcribing.  Those reporters who knew the old theory had to either learn the new technology or retire, thus opening up the profession to a new…


Added by Mary Smith on April 21, 2012 at 9:25 — 1 Comment


I attended my first awards assembly for the winter quarter last week.  It reminded me of a pep rally a little bit.  One lady I went to class with last quarter received an award for completing TEN tests in one quarter!  Impressive and inspiring.

Our director also unveiled the new, redesigned school program.  If I wasn't at the beginning of my theory and was more along in the program, I'd probably be more than a little irritated about switchin things up midway.  We do get two weeks…


Added by Mary Smith on April 21, 2012 at 9:23 — No Comments

Dear Brain

Dear Brain

You can shut up now, and let the fingers do the work for you.  The fingers are in charge now, dear brain.  Follow them, trust them.  Let the memory of their muscles guide you.  Yes brain, the fingers are not always right, but that's okay, because neither are you.  The fingers know what to do, and they can even fix their own mistakes, if you just practice.  Congratulations brain, you can take a few months off…


Added by Mary Smith on April 21, 2012 at 9:20 — 1 Comment

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