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Where is Home?

I spent much of my 20s asking myself that question. I’ve lived in a lot of places over the years (I’ve moved a total of 23 times, four of which were to foreign countries) and I used to agonize over the fact that I had nowhere I felt I really, truly belonged. And when I… Read More Where is Home?

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Ah, kids today. They don’t know the meaning of ‘play’! Seriously.

Photo by JBColorado. I loved the article “Do you know where your children are? Is that always a good thing?” that appeared on NPR.com a couple of months ago. It addressed the issue of play and adventure and how today’s generation of kids are, for better or for worse, being robbed of the opportunity to… Read More Ah, kids today. They don’t know the meaning of ‘play’! Seriously.

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OMG, I have so much stuff! Or, Things a Former Nomad-Turned-Suburbanite Freaks Out About

Before I left Central America and moved to Las Vegas, everything I owned fit into a backpack and a handful of boxes in my parents attic. Now, going on two years later, the list of things I own has grown from a backpack of volunteer hand-me-downs sequestered from an NGO-sponsored garage sale in Xela, Guatemala… Read More OMG, I have so much stuff! Or, Things a Former Nomad-Turned-Suburbanite Freaks Out About

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Bilingual and Running for Election? Shhh! Better not tell anyone…

While catching up on my NPR podcasts this afternoon, I came across “Bilingualism A Political Liability?” from NPR’s All Things Considered. The radio spot focused on the negative responses some of the Republican presidential candidates have received over their ability to speak a foreign language.  Mitt Romney speaks fluent French and Jon Huntsman (who has since… Read More Bilingual and Running for Election? Shhh! Better not tell anyone…