Monthly Archives: January 2015

Good News Challenge- Day 8

Human Rights Watch released its annual report today. The analyst who wrote the foreword, Kenneth Roth, opens it with the words “The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation.” It’s not hard to see where he gets his … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge- Day 7

First piece of good news of the day…the Good News Digest is back! Yesterday and the day before, I was at the studio, then I’d go to the gym or music class, then come back and work on freelance assignments … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge– day 6

This was a hard day. The Ukraine conflict, journalists kidnapped in South Sudan and jailed in Burundi, missing students in Mexico and teenage girls on a First Nations reservation outside Montreal still missing, people spouting cynicism the day after the … Continue reading

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10-day Good News Challenge- Day 5

Halfway through the Good News Challenge– maybe I’ll try to do it for 20 days? How about Greek voters not listening to scare tactics and voting for a party that seems to want to put the Greek worker first– and … Continue reading

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Good News Challenge– Day 4

I’m in a bit of a hurry this morning but not in too much of a hurry to skip over a good thing. For Day 4 of the Good News Challenge, I present you… this (former) jobseeker in London. 

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The 10-day good news challenge, Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10-day Good News Challenge..in today’s edition: “How about a superhero who has a beard and a turban and fights intolerance?”  “We put people in brackets of Muslims, Jews, right wing, left wing. I want … Continue reading

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Let’s clear this up right now…

With regards to my “Mental health and language learning” post… -I did not write the original post; I just shared it. -I was never actually published in the Guardian -I never actually intended to pass myself off as having written … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge, day 2

Here you go! Ojibway boxer inspires students to keep fighting Sierra Leone schools, closed for 8 months due to Ebola crisis,  to reopen in March And a reader submission from Denis Leblanc at 76Crimes: LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge

It doesn’t take a depressive episode these days to realize that the world is screwed up. If I was writing this post in French I would use the words bâclé, foiré, mêlé, magané, fucké, bousillé, à l’envers. Economic inequality at its highest … Continue reading

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Mental health and language learning in The Guardian

Originally posted on The Compassionate Language Learner:
… I can’t believe I can even write this sentence, but: my article, “Learning a language helps me talk back to the voice of depression”, is now live on the Guardian’s language-learning site!…

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