So, I love to read. I'm probably the biggest book nerd I've ever met, and I've met a lot of people - meaning, hot damn do I ever have an addiction. I'll read anything I can get my hands on, mostly teen fiction mind you, because let's face it, YA is a fantastic genre! And, lovely readers, do you know what types of books I love the most when it comes to YA? The Dystopian books! Especially the ones that cross over into Science-Fiction.
High anxiety and claustrophobia have always been a part of my personal truth for as long as I can remember. When I first arrived in NYC back in 1979, I was not only overwhelmed by the scale of its buildings, bridges, and tunnels, but I was flabbergasted by the height of the skyscrapers, and the mindset of their occupants. Throughout the fourteen years of working in Seventh Ave schmatta business, I never felt comfortable riding an elevator, nor I was ever totally at peace working in a high-rise in Manhattan.
Welcome to another article here on Vocal. I'm Jared Rimer. This is the second installment of a multipart series that delves into how blind and visually impaired people go about using the computer. In the first article, I talked about screen readers, mentioned some specific programs that came out around the time I started using a computer in the early 90s, and provided a basic understanding on how it all works. Part 2 will focus on using screen readers specifically on Windows.
The once secret Augur Chamber echoed with many awed and exclamatory voices as the Masters, Elders and senior Journeymen looked about and studied the strange objects. It was the first time any of them had entered the room, but for this meeting of the Advisory Council, Naera thought it best to convene where she could offer answers to some of the questions she knew were coming. That she had her own misgivings about both the immediate and ongoing future was something she couldn’t allow them to see.
In the 1980s, pig farmers started seeing their herds come down with a viral infection causing severe breathing problems, a disorder that became known as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, or PRRS. The disease is particularly rough on young pigs, and in sows it can cause early pregnancy terminations or stillbirths of entire litters. PRRS today results in annual losses among pork producers in the U.S. of $650 million and €1.5 billion in Europe.