Category Archives: Autobiography Stories – J. Pill

As residents, neighbourhoods, and societies, we become what we imagine ourselves to be

The concept that we become what we imagine ourselves to be (or what we pretend ourselves to be) is from a quote in a book by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The concept also brings to mind a line from William Blake, … Continue reading

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Public education about stuttering: Stuttering 101 – Globe and Mail, Dec. 9, 2010 (that is, twenty-ten)

For many years, I was focused on volunteer work related to public education about stuttering, a speech condition that I had the good fortune to successfully deal with, many years ago – in July 1987, to be exact, when I attended … Continue reading

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My father’s photo album from 1936 Berlin Olympics drives my interest in reading Richard J. Evans’ trilogy about Nazi Germany

I have long been pondering how to approach the writing of a post about my late father’s 1936 Berlin Olympics photo album. The photo on the right was taken in Tartu, Estonia in 1936 or earlier. The photo, which is available … Continue reading

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Press report regarding Brown University research has some serious problems

Hal Roth of Brown University has shared a comment (please see below) regarding the previous version of the current post. He wrote: I am a co-author of the above study. The Press summary of the study is seriously erroneous and … Continue reading

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Stuttering – A Listener’s Guide: The video has now been viewed over 800 times at Vimeo.com

Some years ago, I put together a video that has now been viewed online over 700 times.     Editing of such videos is time consuming and requires expertise, but can result in great online materials. The video that I … Continue reading

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Stuttering – A Listener’s Guide: I’m pleased this 2011 video is still being viewed on Vimeo

For over twenty years, before I got involved with other volunteer work, I was actively involved as a volunteer working on behalf of the worldwide stuttering community. This twenty-one minute video, edited by Steven Toepell of Bohemian Passport Services, is … Continue reading

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Precarious establishment: Cinema Canada article from 1978 about Canadian independent film production in the 1970s

Precarious establishment Cinema Canada, No. 49-50 (September-October 1978), pp. 44-47. [I’ve made minor copy-editing corrections and have added headings.] Click here to access the online version of the article > Jaan Pill talked with some of the older hands in … Continue reading

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Daniele Rossi of the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA) recently attended the Nordic Stuttering Seminar 2016 in Finland

I’ll be presenting a workshop on Oct. 22, 2016 in Toronto at a conference of the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA), on the anniversary of the 25th anniversary of its founding. The association, of which I’m a co-founder, was launched at … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: How to read a doctor’s office

I owe thanks to Graeme Decarie for prompting me to get started on the writing of my very own Autobiography Stories. I urge you to get started on your stories as well, if you have not yet done so. When we … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: My family fled as refugees

Click here to access BBC Estonia country profile > Chapter 3 of my Autobiography Story is concerned with my family’s refuge story – which as it turns out, is a story about how I ended up in Canada and among … Continue reading

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