Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC
Speech-Language Pathologist
P.O. Box 30621
Spokane, WA 99223
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07/20/11 Laryngectomees and Motorcycle Riding
I found these posts written by a couple of men who own motorcycles. Both of them have been laryngectomized and they offer some good advice worth pondering. I once knew a laryngectomized man who refused to give up sailing. He...

02/19/10 Dr. Itzhak Brook Talks About His Laryngectomy Experience
This video will introduce you to Dr. Itzhak Brook who had laryngeal cancer and a laryngectomy that saved his life. As a pediatrician he talks about his experience and explains how it has improved his care for others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3bobLFTU1E...

08/04/10 SpeechEasy Discussions
I came across these letters to the editor of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (JSLHR), August 2010. They have to do with a study that looked at the functionality of the SpeechEasy anti-stuttering device. The SpeechEasy has...

5/15/10 High School Recess at Manzanar
In 1942 after the Pearl Harbor attack, ten U.S. concentration camps were built to hold 120,000 Japanese. Seventy percent of these people were American citizens. Each of these camps became highly organized by the people who lived in them. They...

11/26/09 The Story of Stuff
With Black Friday at our heels and the push to buy more stuff, you, like me, may find this video especially interesting. Here, Annie Leonard discusses the hidden costs of the things we purchase. The video is fun to watch,...

07/12/09 Cool Phrase Derivations and Customs
Ever wondered where some of our current customs and phrases came from? This circulated into my mailbox and is interesting. I have modified it a bit and I'm blogging it for your interest. The next time you are washing your...

04/04/09 You Go Turkey
Our friend Candy raises Heritage turkeys. Last month she gave us some eggs to put in the incubator. Our Hova-Bator incubator has kept them at 98 degrees since March 8. Seven more eggs were given to us a week later,...

03/25/09 Guns In School
I post a lot of old school pictures and this one really caught my eye. This late 40s or early 50s shot shows a classroom of happy kids. Two boys, however, are posing with firearms--one with a handgun, the other...

03/18/09 Franklin Video Sample
Kristine and Tom Campos are working hard to create a totally cool video commemorating the Franklin Centennial Celebration. This You- Tube sample is only a glimpse of what is in store! Videos will be available soon... but meantime, here is...

03/11/09 Poster re: Stuttering Inspires
New Poster Features San Diego Chargers Star NFL star running back Darren Sproles is spreading the word about stuttering as chairperson of this year's National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 11-17. Sproles, himself, deals effectively with stuttering and is a perfect...

06/12/08 Strange Cloud Formation and Storm,
I can't say that I have ever seen anything quite like this. On June 11, 2008, this storm rolled in and seemed to stop for a while directly above our house. The clouds were low and swirling like cream...

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