Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any…

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“Don’t kill your language!”

For my language geek friends…this TED talk, a Lebanese Arabic speaker railing against people who have an inferiority complex about their native languages, is worth listening to and reminded me of conversations I had had with Kirundi speakers, Haitian Kreyòl … Continue reading

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Lecture du jour/Productivité

Je me suis levée ce matin avec l’intention de travailler sur quelques articles pour lesquelles j’avais fait les entrevues quand j’étais toujours à Québec. Il en reste 5 1/2– j’étais trop occupée au journal, ou trop fatiguée, ou l’inspiration ou … Continue reading

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New adventures.

When I first started writing this blog, 4 1/2 years ago, I had just signed up for a leap in the void. I knew I was going to work in communications in Switzerland, and then volunteer in Burundi, and then … Continue reading

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Read This Today #2

The following piece was written by Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, head of the APRODH (Association pour la Protection des Droits de l’Homme). Mbonimpa– known affectionately as Mutama, “the elder”– was shot in the face two weeks after … Continue reading

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